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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I wanted to share this article I wrote, mostly so people can learn about what positive reinforcement/clicker training really is and how it works. The goal of sharing this isn't to cause trouble or push this method on anyone, so if you're not into it that's fine, just keep scrolling :) I put...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    There was a thread not too long ago asking about this, so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc6n8iCWdpk
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So there is all this craziness about punishment and reinforcement and negative and positive and ahhhh! Let's break it down: Reinforcement - this is to increase the frequency of a behavior. You are reinforcing the behavior. Punishment - this is to decrease the frequency of a behavior. You are...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    This may be a little controversial, but I'm going to post it anyway. I have long been bothered by many of the training methods that are commonly used today. In my opinion, too many horses are trained solely with harsh negative reinforcement - big bits, big spurs, chains, and all kinds of other...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Re: "positive and negative reinforcement" I just got the Forum Newsletter telling me that there was an interesting discussion about "the differences between positive and negative reinforcement" in the Natural Horsemanship section. Interested in that subject, I went to take a look. The post...
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