Harmony Horsemanship- Create a "yes" horse
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Full day clinic $600/ max 12 participants
Half day clinic $350/ max 12 participants
Create a YES horse
Building a Horse’s confidence is often a popular topic – it makes total sense. Wouldn’t it be nice if your horse didn’t spook at the plastic bag blowing across the ground, the bird that flew out of the bush behind you, or the infamous corner of the arena that all the horses seem to spook at?
Growing confidence can be tricky. Slow to fill with confidence like filling a bucket of water, and very quick to be empty if you knock it over.
Creating a ‘yes’ horse is pretty simple at the core:
I ask, you try, I reward.
Research shows that when you use rewards (also known as positive reinforcement) they try harder. Not only will horses try harder, but you can also start to override negative reactions they were having with positive ones.
The brain is pretty lazy; it likes to make automatic pathways so it doesn’t have to think too hard. These pathways can become hardwired to say yes or say no to requests.
Lindsey Partridge has developed a system to train horses in a way that creates trust within the relationship. "Create a Yes horse" is the third step in her training continuum.
For those of you new to Harmony Horsemanship™, we promise to take you through the first two steps as well : )