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.

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The emotion of the horse matters

Training with positive reinforcement does not necessarily guarantee a positive training experience for the animal or that it always feels comfortable during training. If you only train with positive reinforcement because of effectiveness but disregard the animal’s...

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

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...

The emotion of the horse matters

Training with positive reinforcement does not necessarily guarantee a positive training experience for the animal or that it always feels comfortable during training. If you only train with positive reinforcement because of effectiveness but disregard the animal’s...