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horse going through a covered bridge

Animal Training Research: Teaching trailer loading using positive reinforcement

Many horses resist loading into a horse trailer. A trailer is a strange, noisy box on wheels – it’s no wonder many horses are afraid. Unfortunately, horse trainers have traditionally resorted to negative reinforcement based methods when teaching trailer loading, tactics based out of force and discomfort. Trainers create potentially dangerous situations when they try […]

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blossom walking over the cavaletti

Awesome Blossom on the Obstacle Course

Blossom is one of the fillies I have been starting under saddle this summer at the rescue. This video (from earlier this week) shows her playing on our obstacle course. She has interacted a few times with most of these obstacles while doing ground work. However, this was her first time doing this with a […]

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