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Welcome to the official The Willing Equine podcast, with your host Adele Shaw. A podcast dedicated to improving the horse/human relationship, encouraging science based and ethically minded horse training, and a species appropriate way of keeping horses. www.TheWillingEquine.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thewillingequine/support

The Willing Equine Adele Shaw, CHBC

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Welcome to the official The Willing Equine podcast, with your host Adele Shaw. A podcast dedicated to improving the horse/human relationship, encouraging science based and ethically minded horse training, and a species appropriate way of keeping horses. www.TheWillingEquine.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thewillingequine/support

    Ep 47 // LIMA For Humans and Supporting Change: Part One

    Ep 47 // LIMA For Humans and Supporting Change: Part One

    For our 47th episode on the podcast Brie Simpson of PATH Equestrian joins me to discuss "pure" positive reinforcement, LIMA (and the humane hierarchy) for human learners, damage control vs structured training, setting you and your horse up for success, transitioning from traditional training to positive reinforcement, and so much more! We hope you enjoy this episode and would love to hear if you have any questions for Brie and I on this subject. This is a topic that is near and dear to both of us and we hope that this episode helps you, as a listener and potentially someone working to incorporate R+ into your interactions with your horse, and encourages you!

    "Brie Simpson is the founder and owner of PATH Equestrian in Ontario Canada. She is studying to be a Certified Horse Behavioural Consultant (CHBC) through the IAABC and has been training and working with horses for over 14 years. She has dedicated her last 4 years to researching and studying equine behaviour, positive reinforcement training, the learning theory and equine enrichment. Brie is extremely passionate about improving the day-to-day life and basic handling of horses and wants to help advance the equine world into using more compassionate, humane and science-based methods of training." https://pathequestrian.com/

    Stay tuned for part two!

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    • 58 min
    Ep 46 // Young Horses & Preparing For Shows

    Ep 46 // Young Horses & Preparing For Shows

    We cover two topics, of similar nature, in this episode! To begin with... all the things you can do with young horses BEFORE you ever get on to ride! This can really help take away the pressure to get to those first rides, and put you WELL ahead of the game when it is the right time! Second, we discuss preparing for shows from home. Especially during this recent season in pretty much everyone's life with the pandemic. A lot of us haven't been traveling with our horses much and the shows have been largely virtual. It may be a bit of a surprise for your horse to suddenly return to the show arena after such a long time away, but it doesn't have to be! 

    ✦ www.TheWillingEquine.com✦ Instagram.com/TheWillingEquine ✦ YouTube.com/TheWillingEquine ✦ Facebook.com/TheWillingEquine ✦

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    • 41 min
    Ep 45 // How R+ Horses Respond To Pressure

    Ep 45 // How R+ Horses Respond To Pressure

    In this episode I share with you my experience in how horses that are trained with clicker training, focused on positive reinforcement, respond to negative reinforcement (or pressure & release) training. I also provide suggestions for boarding and other situations where you horse may be handled periodically by people trained traditionally, how to help horses understand traditional handling, and give examples of situations I've been in where I had to switch over to negative reinforcement. ✦ www.thewillingequine.com ✦

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    • 36 min
    Ep 44 // Lesson Programs With R+

    Ep 44 // Lesson Programs With R+

    In this episode Steph K of @stephkequestrian shares with us her recipe for success in combining a thriving rescue/rehab program with a successful lesson program! We also discuss..
    ✦ “Career training” for horses
    ✦ Personality/temperament changes in horses
    ✦ Rehoming rescue/R+ horses
    ✦ Instructor personality types and matching with the right students
    ✦ Personality/temperament matching of horses and humans
    ✦ And sooooo much more!
    If you want to learn more about Steph's program, check out her website at https://www.skequine.com/ or find her on Instagram @stephkequestrian

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 43 // Is Your Horse In A Toxic Relationship With You?

    Ep 43 // Is Your Horse In A Toxic Relationship With You?

    This episode began with answering a listener's question about bonding with their horse, took a deep dive into "toxic relationships" in the middle somewhere, and ended with 5 (or was it 6?) steps towards improving your relationship with your horse. We also look at operationalizing "willingness", choice, trust, and more. Plus, there's a whole tangent nestled in there about how first impressions are often not accurate! (Just because the horse looks like they have a choice doesn't mean they actually do). It's a bit of a whirlwind! ✦ www.TheWillingEquine.com ✦ Instagram.com/TheWillingEquine ✦ YouTube.com/TheWillingEquine ✦ Facebook.com/TheWillingEquine ✦

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    • 53 min
    Ep 42 // A Conversation With Ryan Cartlidge

    Ep 42 // A Conversation With Ryan Cartlidge

    I'm excited to share this wonderful conversation with Ryan Cartlidge of Animal Training Academy with you guys! In this episode we discuss... 

    ✦ What throwing spaghetti at the wall has to do with brave and resilient learning

    ✦ How our feedback towards other may directly impact their motivation to go out and train

    ✦ Flow charts and being a confident trainer

    ✦ Generalizing and trigger stacking

    ✦ And how we are not so very different from our horses!



    → Here is a little more information about Ryan 

    "Ryan Cartlidge is a certified professional dog trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy & the founder of Animal Training Academy & Kapiti Dog Trainer!

    He has been working internationally as a professional trainer since 2007, including in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the US. Ryan has trained teams, developed animal training programs, been published in leading industry magazines, spoken at international conferences, and delivered presentations in a university on animal behaviour.

    And now through the Animal Training Academy, he connects hundreds of animal behavior & training enthusiasts with a large (and growing) library of lessons and tutorials delivered by renowned animal experts."

    To find out more about Ryan check out the Animal Training Academy at www.animaltrainingacademy.com


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    • 1 hr 13 min

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