Liberty Work Lessons
The goal of Liberty Work Lessons is to help you develop a partnership with the horse, where the horse chooses to stay with you, mimicking your movements, dancing with you so to speak, without any bridles or tethers. Perhaps circling you, moving forward or back, going sideways away and toward, etc.
The horse has a choice to engage. It's all about consistent patterning and we can shape any pattern we want so long as we break it down enough for the horse to understand. As in all my work with horses, in Liberty Work Lessons there is no force or coercion. The horse makes a choice to offer a behavior or he doesn't. The burden of clarity and explanation is solely ours.
Liberty Work Lessons can be shared with my horse, at my place, to teach you the fundamentals of reinforcement quadrants.
Liberty Work Lessons can be explored with your horse if you have suitable facilities.
At first, a stall or rectangular space about 40x60' but not more than 70x 135'. The play space must be free from other horses interfering or joining in on the fun. Protected contact can be an asset or even a necessity, to give a horse freedom to choose.
A round pen will do for the first lessons, but eventually will be too small to really allow the horse freedom to think he has a choice.
Helping Dogs with their humans
WHY DOES BEHAVIOR HAPPEN?
Generally speaking, we and our animals behave because, either there is something in it for us/them, or we/they want to avoid an icky consequence.
We/they are usually moving toward something desirable or away from something undesirable.
Virginia Ellis, Horseback Riding/Training Lessons 713-six94-0694 Houston, TX 77018
Horse handling lessons, Working Students Volunteer, Relaxation Techniques and Exercises, Positive Reinforcement, trail riding lessons, beach riding lessons, IAH Rangers, Airport Rangers, Dressage Lessons, Horsemanship Lessons, Horse Training Lessons, Liberty work, Husbandry tasks. Lack of response, wrong response or a problem behavior is just the horse saying he doesn't understand what you want. Horse, Dog, Animal Phycology, Behavior, Communication
Lessons in just about anything you think your horse needs to help make life better for both of you.
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