Olivia's Short Reads

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May 2021 - Issue 1: 

How to effectively Carrot stretch your horse: using target training & positive reinforcement

In this first issue I discuss the benefits of stretching, how to apply a verbal marker alongside positive reinforcement. To enable you to teach your horse to perform carrot stretches by using a target as opposed to a carrot. I discuss how we prevent unwanted "mugging" behaviour, and create a relaxed low-threshold environment.