The application of

learning theory to real life


You now have a basic understanding of how horses learn, but what now? You might still have questions as to how this actually applies to training, to how we look at training and analyse what exactly we are doing. Questions like: Can we use pressure while still using positive reinforcement? How do we train ethically? How do we change the associations the horse has built? How do I use this information to improve my training with my horse? Well come and find out in this class!

This is a class within the Equine Learning and Motivation series consisting of 3 parts, this is part 2. BUT you do not need to have watched part 1 to watch this class, you just need a basic understanding of learning theory.


How to apply learning theory to training so we can train ethically and help our horses enjoy it fully, while understanding the use of operant conditioning and pressure in training


When learning about different ways to train horses it's often difficult to know where different training can overlap and when it will only contribute to confusion in the horse. Can positive reinforcement be combined with negative reinforcement? Can reinforcement quadrants be combined with punishment quadrants? How about classical and operant conditioning? How will training like this look and how can we adapt it to suit every horse and the situation they are in without frustrating or confusing the horse? When I first started with positive reinforcement and this wonderful new journey it often confused me how I could help my horses through training and know what all my options were, what worked and what didn't, and figuring it out by myself was difficult, confusing and frustrating to my horses.

But what if I could help you fast track through this confusion and help you gain the knowledge now? What if using pressure was an option while still keeping training ethical and positive reinforcement based, but it all depended on how exactly we applied it to training? 

Imagine training your horse with confidence, exactly knowing how you are teaching your horse, how he is learning and how  he is experiencing it

I believe every horse is different, every environment and situation is different, every owner is different and we should adapt training to find a middle ground of what is best for everyone. But in order to be able to do this we must expand our knowledge and learn about the different ways in which horses learn, not only to know which trainer to contact to help us but also to know how we should adapt our way of interaction with our horses.

You'l also receive two amazing infographic/posters about operant conditioning and equine learning to speed up your learning and to refer back to later on

In this class you'll learn about:

  • How we can use the different ways in which horses learn to our advantage
  • How to adapt while still training ethically
  • How to use pressure in a better and kinder way
  • The different kinds of pressure we get
  • Discussing counter conditioning and how to help your horse enjoy training again
  • Which operant conditioning quadrants can be combined and work together and which leads to confusion


Remember to use your coupon code from part 1 for a 20% discount! Only valid till end of November.

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    The application of learning theory to real life training

    • An equine learning infographic!

    • An operant conditioning infographic!

    • Online class replay

    • Let us know what you think