A Quiet Word with your horse

Learning by reward - the key to motivation and trust

A trustful partnership with your horse

It is a magical moment when horse and owner really understand each other for the first time. 

Positive horse training using clicker and target combines the benefits of a communicative relationship with an effective training method. It is the horse-friendly alternative to the very common coercive methods where dominance and submission prevail. In this book, behavioural biologist Marlitt Wendt explains the mechanisms of reward learning in a practical way, based on the findings of modern equine learning psychology.

From the contents

  • Make training horses fun - professional tips and training tricks • Clicker training and positive reinforcement • No self-service - avoiding begging • The trick with the stick - target training

Marlitt Wendt, from Großhansdorf near Hamburg, is a behavioural biologist specialising in horses. She organises lectures and seminars across the German-speaking world. In her work, Wendt combines the latest findings in horse ethology, from social behaviour and evolutionary bio- logy to the latest theories on learning. She has already written the Bestsellers “How horses feel and think” and “Trust instead of dominance” for Cadmos Verlag.

 

Author: 
Marlitt Wendt

ISBN: 
978-0-85788-007-9

Paperback 128 pages – 170 x 240 mm – colour photographs