I came across this article and wanted to share it with you. The article talks about research that was presented at the 34th annual Equine Research day which was held in Paris, France on February 28th, 2008. The research showed that yearlings who received food rewards for appropriate behaviors to vocal commands learned new skills up to 40% faster than a control group of yearlings that received no rewards. Read the article “Study Correlates Food Rewards with Positive Responses during Training.”
This is something that I’ve known for a few years now and that is why Clicker Training is a part of my training program. If you would like to incorporate Clicker Training into your training program let me help. Contact me today to set up your lessons.
When testing to see if your horse likes an essential oil you can try the following. After taking the top off of the bottle you can let your horse smell the essential oil, but be sure to hold the bottle firmly in your hand as you don’t want them grabbing the bottle and getting it in their mouth. The other way is to put a couple of drops in the palm of your hand then rub your hands together and let your horse smell you hand. If your horse turns their head or backs away this more than likely means the oil does not agree with them so don’t attempt to apply it on them.
The other thing I do is muscle testing as that will help me to determine which oil can be used on my horse. Keep in mind that not all essential oils can be applied on the nose and some oils must be mixed with a carrier oil before application. In this video I’m using Peace and Calming from Young Living.
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Did you know that black skinned horses which includes grays need more copper than others at all times? Bays and chestnuts will look washed out with lighter-colored than normal coats, and the blacks will have a definite reddish cast. Horses need copper in their diets to properly utilize iron and to develop healthy connective tissue. It is [...]
Have you ever thought about using clicker training with your horse? If so you will want to take this introductory course. This fun and informative basic six week course is the foundation to teach you how to use clicker training effectively with your horse. You will accomplish amazing things with clicker training in a short [...]
Keeping Horse Manes and Tails Beautiful It’s a popular notion that the hair is a person’s crowning glory. If you spot someone in a crowd that may not be considered pretty by normal standards, a great hair cut and lustrous tresses can almost always sway a judgment. Gorgeous hair is a priceless asset, and the [...]
Horse Agility is a competitive unmounted equine sport where the horse and handler navigate an obstacle course on the ground. This equestrian sport is growing in popularity and is a great way to have fun and compete with your horse without riding. I want to introduce you to Dawn Westcott and her Exmoor pony stallion [...]
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