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Common training problems - how to deal with them

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Common training problems - how to deal with them

Sadly, horses often develop problem behaviours that affect the relationship between horse and handler. A study of horses presented in a slaughterhouse in Europe identified that the most common reason for horse destruction was not due to physical problems but was due to behavioural problems. The following information outlines some common problem behaviours and possible treatment methods. As with all behaviour problems, the advice of a veterinarian and a behaviour specialist should be sought before modification is attempted.

Having regular training sessions with a professional trainer will help you overcome any potential training problems

What is training?

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What common behavioural problems might I encounter?

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What methods can I use to deal with problem behaviour?

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Methods

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Positive reinforcement

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Secondary positive reinforcement

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Pressure-release technique (negative reinforcement)

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Systematic desensitisation

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Counter-conditioning

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Distractors

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