Horse Training


How do you approach your horse training? 1

I have just read a book by notable dog trainer, Harrison Forbes called ‘Dog Talk‘, and I liked his perspective on training methods so much I wanted to share it. In quoting Harrison – I’ve put ‘horse’ in brackets to help you visualise better. “Instead of watching their dogs (horses), I […]

Teaching young horses at liberty is easier if you understand learning theory.

"My best memory of Jedda was the way every day she would put her soft eye close to mine, then gently lick my hand, I felt so loved, and as if our souls were linked." Laurel Gordon.

Differences between CAT & Advance-Retreat 1

What is the difference between CAT (Constructional Approach Training) and Advance-Retreat? By Laurel Gordon with photos and captions by Lynn Scott.  In any comparison between Advance/Retreat (A/R) and CAT, the first thing is that in CAT the horse sets the threshold, not the human. It allows the animal to control […]


Jargon Busting: Some Learning Theory Terms for Horse Owners. 3

by Greg Glendell This article tries to explain some key terms used in leaning theory, as applied to training horses.  Learning theory is the scientific explanation of how all animals, including humans, behave. It is not really a ‘method’ for training horses. Instead, it explains how the process of learning […]

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Foal Training – The Positive Way 2

Foal training is such an important beginning to your foal’s future and good training will establish a relationship while also teaching your foal the basics to cope with the domestic life of a horse. Since my interest in training using positive reinforcement has been so successful with my older horses, […]