The 10 Principles of Training

The following 10 training principles are presented as ‘First Principles’ for all horse training interactions. As first Principles, these stand as non-negotiable obligations for trainers to maintain optimal welfare in trained horses as well as optimal training efficiency. These Principles are presented as further refinements of the original 10 Principles on the ISES website and in peer-reviewed literature…

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Stop Arguing! How to correct conflict behaviours through training – Hazel Plumbley, Horse Sport Magazine

First appeared in the November 2016 issue of Horse Sport, written by Hazel Plumbley At a recent clinic in BC, experienced coaches and veterinarians gave Andrew and Manuela McLean a list of conflict behaviours seen most frequently in horses they received for training, being ridden by students, or treated in their practice. Top issues were reluctance to ‘go,’ contact issues, tension, crookedness, bolting, rearing, and spooking. Here are their step-by-step…

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Habituation – 6 Ethical Ways to De-Spook Your Horse – Dr Andrew McLean

This article was featured in Horses and People Magazine, September 2018 issue. To view the article, click here: Habituation – 6 Ethical Ways to De-Spook Your Horse You can buy Horses and People magazine at Australian newsagents and selected stores in print, and on Zinio as a digital or e-magazine. Or order print copies here. To access Horses and People’s huge…

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