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What Does Your Horse Value? Positive Reinforcement for Horses

What is most motivating for your horse during training?

Knowing what your horse really likes, and being aware of how this changes in different situations, is key for using positive reinforcement in your training.

There are different “levels” of reinforcement, and when we know how our horse responds to different rewards – types of food and treats, scratching, rest sessions, etc., we can be more effective in planning our training.

In today’s video, I will discuss levels of reinforcement, and we will look at a study that compared food to scratches as a rewards.

Also, I’ll show you that what is rewarding to us is not always rewarding to our horse… I’ll explain more in today’s video!

See you in the comments,
Callie

To read the study referenced in this video, Click Here

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