Today’s Challenge: Congratulate your horse!
Your horse doesn’t have to win a championship to be congratulated or praised and rewarded.
They just have to do one thing correctly, know that you are happy with them and they will try to do it again.
It could be something simple like standing to be mounted, walking in a rhythm or giving the correct lead.
When you do well, remember that it is not just you.
Your horse is part of your team so congratulate your horse on everything that goes well
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I congratulated my horse on staying still when I mount him, and I have been do that for the past couple of weeks and he is finally staying still when I mount him. when I give him positive reinforcement and do it repetitively he listens, it is really amazing.
I love using positive reinforcement. My horse and I work as a team. We can do anything together because I praise him, for doing simple and hard tasks. Which is amazing.
I have been using positive reinforcement when stretching my horses. Showing them that if they attempt the stretch and follow the hand they get a treat.
I love positive reinforcement! No better feeling than to accomplish something as a team! My horse is always the first to be rewarded, even if what I’m asking is simple. I find that using treats and a lot of praise encourages my horse to try harder and really listen to what I’m asking, making it easier and fun for both my horse and I to learn as a partnership!
It sounds like any horse you are working with is very, very lucky!
It allows you and your horse to become more of a team. Positive reinforcement allows the horse to be encouraged when doing something right just like a person would like to be.
Team work is so much fun!
When my horse achieves something I have asked him to, I instantly congratulate him using positive reinforcement! This allows him to know that what he did was right and therefore, encourage him to do it right again. It is important to make your horse as confident and comfortable as possible when being ridden, as this will create a positive learning environment for you and your horse! This is why I love positive reinforcement.
Team work makes the dream work😁
Love that ‘Team work makes the dream work’ . . . very applicable for horses!
Positive reinforcement is something that i use in every area of my horses training, it conditions the horse to want to work, to want to try harder, to want to learn because there is a positive outcome instead of just to avoid a negative one.
In carriage horses verbal positive reinforcement is extremely important as you have got no physical contact with the horse. ‘ Team work makes the dream work ‘ certainly applies.
Congratulating your horse is very important. Positive reinforcement is super effective. The horse will be more excited to learn new things if they know that they’ll get rewarded for good work.
congratulating and rewarding your horse has an amazing impact on their attitude and the speed that they learn. rewarding them not only tells them that they are doing something right but also gives them a little break from work and time to think about what they have learned
I have 2 breakers that I rode today. One has only been ridden 3 times, he gets worried very quickly and gets tense. Talking to him softly and giving him positive praise/pats allowed him to relax and begin to unwind. When I first got on he was close to jacking up, so I encouraged lots of forward, soft movement. Letting them know they are doing a great job in the form of scratches, pats, kind soothing words lets them relax.
There is much talk currently regarding the correct type of positive/negative reinforcement. As we grow to understand our equines, so do we improve ourselves.
Positive reinforcement can be in many forms.
i praised my horse for not spooking at the cows
I praised my young for starting to self load on the float today, standing calm without dividers or being locked in, and our first trail ride out on our own was extremely well behaved.
Positive reinforcement is very important. I use it a lot when I’m training, rewarding them using pressure and release techniques works very well.
Congratulating my horse lightens my mood and makes me feel good and therefore, I ride good.
Praising a horse is very important in training, as they need to understand when the have done something correctly.
I gave positive reinforcement when the horse I ride was more forward. He tends to be on the lazy side -though he is one of the highest educated there – he’s very hard to get going. After working together for a couple of lessons, it doesn’t take as long or as much effort to get him going.
Rewarding horses very important! All horses deserve the world, the amount of things they do for us on a regular basis. Yes, we do look after them and so on, but doesn’t mean they have to stand when we are getting on them or listen when we ask them to do something. I personally love giving positive reinforcement. They can move 2 steps when I ask them and they get a “good boy” and pats. It’s great to give them positive reinforcement because they will want to do more for you.