Horses

Intelligent Disobedience, The Disobedience You WANT...

Intelligent Disobedience, The Disobedience You WANT...

Intelligent Disobedience is a phenomenon wherein an animal makes a choice to act directly against the instructions from the handler/owner/trainer/rider in order to make a decision that is ultimately better. Intelligent Disobedience has most often been associated with guide animals who make decisions to keep their handlers safe. Such as when a guide dog for the vision impaired ignores a cue to cross the street during a time in which a car is coming. However, this phenomenon is not only present in the horse world, it can help to increase safety in a perilous sport...

How Animals Learn...

How Animals Learn...

To train our animals effectively, it is important that we first understand how animals learn. The science that follows in this post is a brief summary of learning theory. By understanding how it is that all living beings learn, we can then establish the most effective methods of training.