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FULL COURSE- The 5 Golden Rules to Horse-Human Connection
Orientation: How to use this course! (8:40)
What is connection and how do we get it?
The Four Elements of the Horse-Human Relationship
The three levels of insight
Actionable #1: Introduce yourself! (1:40)
An Introduction to Learning Theory
The role of ethology in learning
Learning theory basics
Golden Rule #1 (part 1/3) Reward by Reinforcement.
Operant conditioning basics
The two types of reinforcement
Finding the balance between positive and negative reinforcement
The two types of punishment (and why I don't use them)
Stopping unwanted behavior using reinforcement (10:27)
Actionable #2: Problem solving unwanted behavior (2:41)
Golden Rule #1 (part 2/3). Reward by Negative Reinforcement.
The horse reacts, the human reacts
The human responds, the horse responds
Speed learning with the release
Release in you: physical awareness and synchronicity (4:02)
The release also relaxes!
Actionable #3: Human Gentling—How do you react? (8:37)
Golden Rule #1 (part 3/3) Reward by positive reinforcement.
The ultimate failure (0:06)
The magical powers of food
Increase motivation without adding more pressure
The 3 methods of triggering behavior (1:12)
Understanding primary, secondary, and tertiary reinforcers (4:48)
Emotions & Food (0:07)
Does he do it for me or the food?
Actionable #4: 1 week human-training challenge (10:10)
Golden Rule #2 Empower your horse through choice.
The importance of empowerment & how to achieve it
Two-way communication: Creating a dialogue to build trust (25:58)
Positive reinforcement & the redirection technique (7:44)
Negative reinforcement & the win-win
Application of the win-win (10:34)
Preventing trauma and processing fear using the win-win
Actionable #5: Applying the start button technique (65:21)
Golden Rule #3 Simplify your language through shaping.
Understanding the basics of shaping
Setting the pace: Learning to read thresholds to prevent reactions (1:00)
Behavior chains (4:18)
Shaping plan guidelines
Shaping plan guidelines for fear
The Approach and Retreat Method vs Flooding (13:23)
Mindset tips: Embracing the process
Actionable #6: TRM Challenge (23:03)
Golden Rule #4 Quiet your language by sequencing your cues.
Passive Cues, Assertive Cues, & Commands
Honoring & expanding the horse's window of tolerance (29:50)
The horse's quiet language (1:27)
Learning the sequence (5:39)
The sequence in action: Teaching Jack the Burro to back-up (8:08)
Adjusting the sequence (4:51)
Avoiding common mistakes
Deconstructing the Dominance Model & Introducing the Mutual Respect Model (20:42)
Actionable #7: How quiet can you get your back-up? (5:31)
Golden Rule #5 Expand your language by pairing cues.
Why should I expand my language?
Creating cues: The building blocks of your language
The 3 methods of pairing cues
Second-order conditioning: Cues on top of cues!
Practice isolation, perform recombination (3:30)
Actionable #8: Pairing cues using the "target to translate" method (16:44)
All Together Now! Putting the Formula into Practice
Bringing it all together
The 5 Golden Rules Training Plan Workbook
The Pathway in action: Teaching the flying lead change (11:44)
The Pathway in action: Using the Passenger Exercise to slow down a nervous horse (39:47)
Training Project Actionables (24:02)
Good-bye for now! (2:17)
Glossary of terms
Emotions & Food
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