Janet L. Jones, PhD

Most people assume that a reward is something very special. But in fact, it’s anything desirable. For a horse, that may be a rest from work and pat on the neck

Training horses with reward

Use behavioral perks for fast results that last. You’ll build a stronger bond with your horse at the same time. Reward is the most effective form of associative learning because it creates a physical connection that is as real as the spark that moves a piston.

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How the best riders motivate themselves

Want to improve your riding skills? Follow these 7 guidelines to become your own best coach.