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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 50 // Introducing New Horses

    Ep 50 // Introducing New Horses

    Have you ever wondered how to safely introduce new horses to each other? Or integrate a new horse to an established herd? In this episode I share with you my process and thoughts on the matter! I've successfully introduced many horses to herds and to companions with minimal to no bickering, injuries, or scary moments. The goal is peaceful introductions with safety in mind! Even the most intense resource guarders and poorly socialized horses CAN learn to safely interact with companions, and SHOULD have equine companions.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 49 // Listening To Your Horse With Jim Masterson

    Ep 49 // Listening To Your Horse With Jim Masterson

    "You don’t want to ignore the horse. Everything we do with this type of bodywork, we are paying attention to what the horse is saying. And so, you have to adjust what you are doing to what the horse is saying so that they’re as relaxed as possible - because it doesn’t work if they’re not relaxed." -🗣 Jim Masterson, Ep. 49, Listening to Your Horse with Jim Masterson @mastersonmethod

    In our 49th episode on the podcast Jim Masterson joins me to discuss his experiences working on horses using the his own method of bodywork, the Masterson Method. We discuss:
    🔸︎ Bodywork with horses at liberty vs. restrained
    🔸︎ Recommendations for nervous horses, and horses who don’t like being touched
    🔸︎Calming signals/stress signals in relation to bodywork
    🔸︎Allowing horses to eat during sessions, especially if they are stressed or nervous
    🔸︎Examining the root cause of pain and tension
    And so much more!

    Jim Masterson was the equine bodywork therapist for the 2006 through 2014 US Endurance Teams, and for show jumping and eventing equine athletes competing in World Cup, Pan American and World Equestrian Games competitions. The method of bodywork he uses follows responses of the horse to touch, that enable it to release tension in the body that affects performance and behavior. It is a method that anyone can use to improve performance and behavior, and to open new levels of communication and trust with the horse.

    To learn more about Jim Masterson and the Masterson Method, head over to his website, https://mastersonmethod.com/, as well as check out his YouTube channel.


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    • 57 min
    Ep 48 // LIMA For Humans and Supporting Change: Part Two

    Ep 48 // LIMA For Humans and Supporting Change: Part Two

    This is a two part series! 
    For our 48th 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/

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    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! 

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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

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