POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT HORSE TRAINING.
This week I’m really excited this to to be talking about EPR (Equine Positive Reinforcement horse training). I’m excited because, it’s a nice demonstration of the universality of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and positive reinforcement. The principles of ABA and the application of the science of positive reinforcement work with all species and in all situations. Traditional horse training relies heavily on the use of aversives. Kate Southcombe and her business EPR provides a positive un-intrusive alternative to traditional horse training methodology. Kate is a huge advocate for providing Science that demonstrates the benefits of using Positive Reinforcement with Horses and has recently completed a Masters Degree on this topic. Read more about Kate below, listen to the podcast and watch the neat little video on target training/worming.
Kate Southcombe – EPR training, (Equine positive reinforcement training).
Kate Southcombe (a.k.a Kate Winchester), is a NZ registered psychologist, qualified teacher, and freelance writer. She has two online businesses EPR (Equine Positive Reinforcement) Training and New Way Coaching. EPR Training provides education to the equine industry on application of behavioral science to horse training; offering presentations and clinics as well as online material. Additionally, Kate and two fellow ABA graduates saw a need for parents and teachers to have access to information on ABA and evidence-based practices and started New Way Coaching an online company. New Way Coaching is being developed currently and will provide online material to parents and teachers in the form of blogs, forums and video material based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.