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Introductory to Positive Reinforcement

A beginner course in positive reinforcement training for horses

  • Ended
  • 120 Canadian dollars
  • 1890 Sooke Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake

Service Description

Have you been interested in trying out positive reinforcement, but are unsure where to start? This course is designed to give you the tools and knowledge to successfully start your journey into positive reinforcement training. Positive reinforcement is immensely powerful, and such an incredibly beneficial way to teach. Horses who are taught in this manner become more interactive with people and their environment, give more "try" and enthusiasm in their training and have lower reactivity and fear. Using positive reinforcement also gives us as trainers a whole new way to teach, tasks that were previously unthinkable are now effortless, and "problem behaviours", such as fear of trailering, needle shyness, separation anxiety, trouble catching and unable to stand, become easier to solve. The course is held every Friday for 6 weeks. In it we will discuss: -Safely introducing food rewards to your horse. -How to use food rewards to effectively train new behaviours or strengthen previously taught ones. -How to overcome unwanted behaviours using positive reinforcement -The current Science and how it relates to equine behaviour and learning. -Specific behaviours, such as targeting, that are essential to positive reinforcement training, and how to teach them. -How positive reinforcement can help you build a stronger relationship with your equine partner. This course will include theory discussions as well as practical applications. Participants will have a chance to practice the theory discussed in the classroom with their assigned lesson horses of the farm.

Cancellation Policy

Please be aware that cancellations made less than 48 hours before a private appointment or the start of a course, will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the reserved service. Cancellations made via or +1 (250) 806-0287 48 hours or sooner before an appointment will be processed without penalty. (not applicable to the frog song program)

Contact Details

  • Leslie Horsemanship, Sooke Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada


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