Humane, science-based horse training: Introduction to learning theory and exercises for everyday handling, care and fitness

Humane, science-based horse training: Introduction to learning theory and exercises for everyday handling, care and fitness

by Alizé Veillard-Muckensturm

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Overview

Humane, science-based horse training is a type of training where the user combines an evidence-based understanding of equine behaviour with his genuine love and respect for horses in order to train and handle horses in an ethical yet effective way.

This book will introduce you to the science behind animal training and explain how you can use positive reinforcement and other non-coercive techniques to train a wide range of behaviours. It also include twenty or so step by step training plans so you can go out and teach your horse to give his feet, lead calmly, back up and so much more.

This book is written by horse trainer, qualified equine behaviourist and Pet Professional Guild’s member Alizé Veillard-Muckensturm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999836306
Publisher: Alizé Veillard-Muckensturm
Publication date: 08/21/2017
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 483,431
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

About this book

Foreword by Janneke Koekhoven

What is humane, science-based horse training?

Chapter 1: The science behind humane horse training

1. Classical conditioning

2. Operant conditioning

3. Positive reinforcement

4. Habituation

5. Systematic desensitisation

6. Counter conditioning

Chapter 2: Training your horse humanely and scientifically

1. The trainer’s toolbox

2. Techniques to obtain desired behaviours

3. Reinforcing behaviours

4. Shaping behaviours

5. Putting behaviours on cue

6. Keeping it positive

7. Techniques to deal with unwanted behaviours

8. Troubleshooting: when your horse just won’t do it!

Chapter 3: Foundation training

1. Carrying out a successful training session

2. The rules of the game

3. Nose targeting

Chapter 4: Basic handling and health care training

1. Touch acceptance

2. Teaching your horse to accept grooming

3. Teaching your horse to give his hooves

4. Teaching your horse to put his headcollar on

5. Teaching your horse to walk on a lead

6. Teaching your horse to accept sprays

7. Teaching your horse to take a wormer

8. Teaching your horse to load and travel in a trailer/horse box

Chapter 5: Fitness related behaviours

1. Teaching your horse to back up

2. Teaching your horse to move his hips and shoulders

3. Teaching your horse to flex at the poll

4. Teaching your horse to walk over raised poles

5. Teaching your horse to trot on cue

6. Teaching your horse to perform the Spanish walk

7. Teaching your horse to perform circles

8. Teaching your horse to navigate a small figure of eight

Chapter 6: Trick training

1. Teaching your horse to catch

2. Teaching your horse to play football

3. Vocabulary lessons for horses

Test your knowledge

Bibliography & useful links

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