4). Positive reinforcement horse riding with Angelica Hesselius (Sweden)
To celebrate international animal training month – 2018 we are going to focus on Sweden & learn about some amazing animal training projects from some amazing Swedish trainers. You will receive the following 5 items below for FREE over the month of February …
- Cooperative care/husbandry training with dogs example (CLICK HERE).
- Match to sample training (with Friken penguins !) (CLICK HERE)
- Cooperative care/husbandry training with Parrots. (CLICK HERE)
- Positive reinforcement horse riding ?
- The importance of choice and control in our animal training. (CLICK HERE)
Plus, we have already hosted two exclusive live sessions with prominent Swedish trainers/behavior experts (replays now available for Animal Training Academy members only):
* 12th Feb 2018 – Peter Giljam (from the Zoospensefull blog) ran a live web-class on Group training. In this web-class, Peter discussed the many approaches to training groups of animals, and how this can be achieved with the minimal number of people. Peter focused on the zoo environment, but the content is relevant for all species. ea.
* 19th Feb 2018 – Dr. Karolina Westlund, Associate Professor of Ethology – University of Stockholm; joined us In this web-class and presented a 30-45 min presentation followed by a live Q&A on animal emotions.
Interview with Angelica Hesselius transcript.
Question: Please introduce yourself?
I’m a horse trainer from Sweden and an overall animal lover. I run a small business training horses and humans, mostly focusing on balance, whether it’s emotional balance or physical balance. I’m also attending online education with some lovely people from connection training, which is basically all about reward based horse training and connecting with your horse on different levels.
Question: Tell us about your positive reinforcement horse riding?
I think it’s such a great way to give an animal a choice and to improve your relationship with your animal. Overall, I think reward based training is super to motivate both you and your horses. About the video, it’s my horse. We use targeting a lot to provide structure in our sessions and to give him a choice. And the targeting has been tremendously important for us. He also is standing on a mat, which is his start button for many behaviors. We have worked a lot on mounting with the mounting block. He is a crossover horse, and I’m a crossover trainer. We had had lots of history with the mountain block. This is something I could not have changed with a different way of working, I think.
Question: can you tell everyone about your experience with Animal Training Academy?
I think it’s a very welcome and supporting place. I love the different experience that you can get from many trainers that train different species of animals. I think it’s easy to get used to your own species and your own way of training. For me, it has brought in many great training ideas. I actually love both the forums and the web-classes have taught me a lot.
Want to learn from/with an international community of super cool and nerdy animal behavior & training geeks … And watch the LIVE web-class replays?
Then … Check out the link below to learn more about whats on offer … !