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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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thewillingequine/support

The Willing Equine Adele Shaw, CEBC

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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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thewillingequine/support

    Episode 77 // What’s holding you back from trying R+? Pt. 1

    Episode 77 // What’s holding you back from trying R+? Pt. 1

    In this week's episode, we dive into another series. This time, we're talking about 'What's holding you back from trying R+?' I posed this question to my social media followers several months ago and can't wait to dive into the answers with you! There are many legitimate concerns and doubts when it comes to switching over to using positive reinforcement to train your horses. In this series, I'll offer my suggestions and perspective on how you can overcome your doubts and try a new way of training with your horse! In today's episode, I discuss:

    - Whether or not it's even possible to successfully train a horse with R+

    - What happens if the food runs out

    - How to go about transitioning to R+ training when your horse is already well trained


    Plus a super exciting announcement about TWE Academy! Listen to the end to find out more!


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    • 24 min
    Episode 76 // Riding with R+

    Episode 76 // Riding with R+

    Have you ever wondered if it's possible to ride with positive reinforcement? Maybe you're confused about how to train tactile cues without using pressure, or wonder whether it is possible to compete with an R+ trained horse. In this episode, I answer common questions, doubts, and myths about riding with positive reinforcement. 




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    • 46 min
    Episode 75 // Proprioception, Movement Science, Driving, & Genetics: An Assortment of R+ Myth Busting

    Episode 75 // Proprioception, Movement Science, Driving, & Genetics: An Assortment of R+ Myth Busting

    Remember my social media post where I asked you all what *couldn't* be trained with R+? Thank you to everyone who commented, sharing their take on behaviors they believed would not lend themselves well to an R+-based approach. I decided to go through the comments on my podcast, diving into some myth-busting and explaining how I might teach the behaviors mentioned with R+. The answers might surprise you!

    In this episode (part five of this series), I dive into how whether or not R+ can be used in the following situations:


    Proprioception training & building self-awareness
    Movement Science & Intrinsic Motivation
    Cart driving
    Training behaviors in situations where genetics & breed predispositions present challenges

    Make sure you catch all 5 parts of this series!

    Check out the following videos for examples of R+ being used to train horses to pull a cart.


    https://youtu.be/4x_CebxLCYE?si=G__Sr8gdvemZFW1e

    https://youtu.be/4x_CebxLCYE?si=bkzZQHbQOZEP4NI1

    https://youtu.be/qmCmrcQM53o?si=HpdAq7XiyIfv4-us

    https://youtu.be/4oM1AQxZJxI?si=olrupX6bExj4TuGc

    https://youtu.be/RnkvIfsF7iA?si=jaroamIV7sZoB-m8

    Monty Gwynne: Equispeak.com

    Peggy Hogan: ClickerTrainingHorses.com




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    • 30 min
    Episode 74 // Relationships, Release, & Relaxation

    Episode 74 // Relationships, Release, & Relaxation

    Remember my social media post where I asked you all what *couldn't* be trained with R+? Thank you to everyone who commented, sharing their take on behaviors they believed would not lend themselves well to an R+-based approach. I decided to go through the comments on my podcast, diving into some myth-busting and explaining how I might teach the behaviors mentioned with R+. The answers might surprise you!

    In this episode (part four of this series), I dive into how whether or not R+ can be used in the following situations:


    Building genuine trust & relationships
    Achieving the release of tension
    Creating relaxation & calmness around the food

    If you missed parts 1, 2 & 3 be sure to head over and give them a listen!






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    • 20 min
    Episode 73 // Panicked, Over-threshold horses : Is R+ Effective?

    Episode 73 // Panicked, Over-threshold horses : Is R+ Effective?

    Remember my social media post where I asked you all what *couldn't* be trained with R+? Thank you to everyone who commented, sharing their take on behaviors that they believed would not lend themselves well to an R+ based approach. I decided to go through the comments on my podcast, diving into some myth busting and explaining how I might go about teaching the behaviors mentioned with R+. The answers might surprise you!

    In this episode (part three of this series), I dive into how whether or not R+ can be used in the situations of:


    Horses coming off of stall rest
    Panicked, over threshold horses
    Trailer anxiety

    Be sure to stay tuned for part 4 of this series! And if you missed parts 2 & 3 be sure to head over and give them a listen.

    Part One

    Part Two






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    • 29 min
    Episode 72 // Can R+ Be Used With Aggressive, Dangerous, & Explosive Horses?

    Episode 72 // Can R+ Be Used With Aggressive, Dangerous, & Explosive Horses?

    Remember my social media post where I asked you all what *couldn't* be trained with R+? Thank you to everyone who commented, sharing their take on behaviors that they believed would not lend themselves well to an R+ based approach. I decided to go through the comments on my podcast, diving into some myth busting and explaining how I might go about teaching the behaviors mentioned with R+. The answers might surprise you!



    In this episode (part two of this series), I dive into how you can safely implement R+ with:


    Aggressive horses
    Horses with severe food anxiety
    Foals/young horses
    Horses who display dangerous/explosive behavior (bucking, rearing, bolting, etc.)
    And more!


    Be sure to stay tuned for part 3 of this series! And if you missed part 1, be sure to head over and give it a listen here.


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    • 46 min

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