Horse training with positive reinforcement

Focused on emotional wellbeing and scientific evidence

My passion is to help horses and their owners develop a trust based and force-free partnership. My training is rooted in modern and science based learning – I live and teach positive reinforcement for horses and people.

Following my guideline “Effectiveness is not enough”, I put emotions first to create a stress free and non-coercive training atmosphere where learning can be a completely positive experience for both – horse and human.

MotionBlog – Making a difference in the horse’s life

How unfullfilled basic needs affects your training

Does your horse mug you all the time, behave “unpolitely” or snap at you? Does it “throw” behavior at you, even if you don’t ask for it? Often, it’s not faulty training, but unfulfilled basic needs, like hunger, if you don’t succeed in your training.

Choice and control in horse training

One topic becomes more and more important in animal training: giving animals more choice and control during training and also in their normal life. I think the definition of “choice” is not so easy and changed a lot during the last 10 years. In the beginning of “force...

About the “removal” in the learning theory

In the past few days, I’ve often read about a misunderstanding of negative reinforcement, so I want to write a few words to define negative reinforcement and its use in operant conditioning. There are clear definitions for these terms. Therefore there is no need for...

Honestly motivated – that is not only a principle for my horse training, but a philosophy of life!

How unfullfilled basic needs affects your training

Does your horse mug you all the time, behave “unpolitely” or snap at you? Does it “throw” behavior at you, even if you don’t ask for it? Often, it’s not faulty training, but unfulfilled basic needs, like hunger, if you don’t succeed in your training.

Choice and control in horse training

One topic becomes more and more important in animal training: giving animals more choice and control during training and also in their normal life. I think the definition of “choice” is not so easy and changed a lot during the last 10 years. In the beginning of “force...

About the “removal” in the learning theory

In the past few days, I’ve often read about a misunderstanding of negative reinforcement, so I want to write a few words to define negative reinforcement and its use in operant conditioning. There are clear definitions for these terms. Therefore there is no need for...