Study Confirms Horses Respond to Negative Reinforcement

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Study Confirms Horses Respond to Negative Reinforcement
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If we train our horses correctly, we should sense that they get “lighter” as training progresses. In other words, we should be able to execute cues with less force and get the same result. But until now, measuring that “lightness” has always just been a matter of “feeling,” so to speak: Danish researchers have put the science behind the feeling.

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