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‘I am not punishing the horse, I am correcting her.’

There’s a lot confusion about punishment within the horse coaching world. For instance, some say punishment is at all times abuse and it’s higher to make use of corrections.

However the time period punishment has a really particular definition because it pertains to how animals be taught: when the results which can be related to performing a behaviour cut back the power or frequency of that behaviour, the behaviour has been punished. When folks ‘appropriate’ their horse’s behaviour, in an effort to cease the behaviour, they’re punishing the behaviour. Right, information, make the unsuitable factor arduous, be a greater chief and so on. – all phrases which can be used when folks use punishment.

However as this video touches upon, punishment will be problematic because it would not tackle the underlying motive why the horse is performing the undesirable behaviour. Ache, worry, confusion, prior studying, genetics, environmental circumstances and so forth can all trigger horses to behave in methods folks view as problematic.

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