How to combine positive and negative reinforcement in horse training

More and more people are introducing positive reinforcement in their trainings with their horse. And they feel like they need to make a choice. Either training their horse only with positive reinforcement, or only with negative reinforcement. But I don’t believe you NEED to make a choice!   But first: What is the difference? Positive […]

30 things to do with your horse that isn’t riding

With Aslans injury (read my previous blog) I’ve been thinking about things I can do in our journey to recovery. In this blog I’ll share a list of 30 things you can do with your horse, besides riding. Enjoy! Groundwork exercises: like lunging, long lining, and leading Liberty work Groom Desensitize to help your horse become […]

What to do with a small pony

small pony

Go on adventures Trail rides are fun, but who says you can’t do them while walking next to your pony? Put your good shoes on and go on an adventure with your pony. Explore the neighborhood, find good places to graze and do obstacle training with whatever you find on your way. Working in hand […]