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.


Marlitt Wendt


Paperback 128 pages – 170 x 240 mm – colour photographs