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Shawna is a former Sea World animal trainer (whales, dolphins, sea lions) who took these techniques and introduced them to the equestrian world. A degree in psychology is not required to train animals. It is, however, helpful. All of the work we do as animal trainers (with horses too) is based in psychology. Whether we are aware of it or not. The more you understand about these proven priciples the better you are as a trainer. That is the focus of my training is helping people to gain a better understanding of behavioral psychology and the benefits of positive reinforcement in regards to horse training. I chose to make the move to horses partly due to the lack of positive reinforcement being used with horses. I recognized that horses were not trained the same as the marine mammals. I also saw that the training we implemented at Sea World would be a huge asset to the horse world. A lot of horse people, including professionals, don't know much about the proven principles of behavioral psychology. So I see a bigger need in helping horse folk to further understand the principles that govern the relationships we build with our horses.. It is really fun to see the light come on!!
Karen asks about how to use the positive reinforcement and a clicker to get duration with her horse, focusing on moving forward, maintaining gait...
Answering Vicky's question about a donkey whose fears seem to be increasing.Suggestions for building confidence. www.ShawnaKarrasch...
Joan is about to get started using positive reinforcement/clicker training from the saddle. There are so many places to go with this training...
Anne is watching "Positively Simple Sheath Cleaning" DVD and she is trying to picture what it looks like inside the sheath cavities......
Linda asks what she should use as a stationary target. She also shares some success she has had with a stationary target. You may go to this link...
Ros has a question about her horse who is behind the leg. She wants to know more about how the horse I talked about in my book learned to be more...
Carol has a horse who paws when he is in the cross ties for grooming. In this video I give some suggestions of how to correct this issue. www...
n this video I address Carol's question about her horse, Bosco, who has begun to roll when her husband is riding him. I give suggestions on how to...