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Shawna’s Podcast on Equine Clicker Training

2019-10-17T10:17:02-06:00By |Blog, R+ Training, Training, Uncategorized|


Did you know that Shawna does a podcast on equine clicker training? It’s a great way to hear Shawna discuss popular topics in positive reinforcement training, and even get questions answered! If you go to the website, https://www.horseradionetwork.com/shows/equine-clicker-101/, you can leave […]

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One at a time; more on how to be an effective positive reinforcement trainer following shaping guidelines

2019-10-17T10:16:31-06:00By |Blog, R+ Training, Training|

Last week we started talking about Karen Pryor’s ‘Ten Laws of Shaping’, and what those look like in terms of real-world examples. The second guideline identified by Karen Pryor in her book, ‘Don’t Shoot the Dog’, is as follows:

“Train one aspect of any particular behavior at a time; don’t try […]

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What is Shaping?

2019-10-08T13:05:31-06:00By |Uncategorized|

 

 

One of the seminal books on positive reinforcement training with animals (and humans, too!) is ‘Don’t Shoot the Dog’, by Karen Pryor. When I was a zookeeper, this was required reading, and really has […]

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Ask Shawna is Back!

2019-10-08T13:07:32-06:00By |Uncategorized|

Many of you have told Shawna how much you enjoy her ‘Ask Shawna’ series on youtube, so she is back at it! This episode is about helping the over-excited/over aroused horse relax around food. Enjoy, and be sure to leave a comment. […]

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Thank you, Sarah!

2019-10-08T13:09:12-06:00By |Uncategorized|

 

Peter, Peter, Sarah Eater!

One of the participants in our last workshop was Sarah Matlock, an instructor of Applied Equine Behavior at Colorado State University. We originally met Sarah at CHATTcon (Convergence of Human and Animal Training Technologies) in Seattle in July […]

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Choice: How it affects your horse’s learning, ridden work and overall wellbeing

2019-09-24T11:54:57-06:00By |Blog, R+ Training, Training|

Below I have included a link to a fascinating article.  I think what struck me most was the benefits of FREE play.  While we humans can become a bit too goal-driven, we know that utilizing positive reinforcement (R+) training with lots of freedom to choose is way more mentally productive, […]

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Meet the Minis!

2018-06-22T18:50:14-06:00By |Blog|

At Terra Nova, we inherited a fully-functioning equestrian boarding facility from the previous owner. Part of this community included “The Minis,” our collective title for the 4 burros, 2 miniature horses and 2 goats who live together in the Mini-Pen.

Woodstock (left), Linus and […]