A Quiet Word with Your Horse : Learning by Reward - The Key to Motivation and Trust
It is a magical moment when horse and owner really understand each other for the first time. Positive horse training using clicker and target combines the benefits of a communicative relationship with an effective training method. It is the horse-friendly alternative to the very common coercive methods where dominance and submission prevail. In this book, behavioural biologist Marlitt Wendt explains the mechanisms of reward learning in a practical way, based on the findings of modern equine learning psychology. The key to motivating horses can be found in a logically constructed reward system. Positive training methods offer the opportunity to shape the horse's behaviour in a gentle way. Almost incidentally, the owner develops a feel for the horse's psyche and discovers its many and varied creative skills and intelligence.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 168 x 238 x 14mm | 421.84g
- 08 May 2012
- CADMOS Publishing Limited
- Richmond, United Kingdom
- approx. 80 coloured images
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About Marlitt Wendt
Marlitt Wendt, from Grosshansdorf near Hamburg, is a behavioural biologist specialising in horses. She organises lectures and seminars on alternative training methods and creative intelligence training for horses across the German-speaking world. In her work, Wendt combines the latest findings in horse ethology, from social behaviour and evolutionary biology to the latest theories on learning. She has already written the successful books "How horses feel and think" and "Trust, not dominance" for Cadmos Verlag.
Table of contents
The key to motivation; Make training horses fun - professional tips and training tricks; Clicker training and positive reinforcement; No self-service - avoiding begging; The trick with the stick - target training; The journey is the destination - shaping or free forming behaviour.