Module 4: Stimulus Control

Module 4:  Stimulus Control; Putting a Behaviour On Cue

Pre-requisite: Foundation course, Ground Manners and Happy Faces
Course Duration: 3 weeks
AK Q&A Credits
: 3

This module will provide you with the knowledge and skills to train behaviours to only happen on cue. It will also teach you to start to recognise when your horse is actively cueing you.

Stimulus control stabilizes behaviour and creates good manners. Cues act like green lights. They tell the horse which behaviour will earn him reinforcement at this particular moment.

When a behaviour is fully on cue, you are saying to your horse that you want the behaviour when you ask for it and ONLY when you ask for it. This module will teach you how to teach cues, and how to use them to create a mannerly, focused, happy horse.

When you hear the word “respect”, think stimulus control instead.

Practical Exercises in this Unit: backing, grown-ups are talking revision, stand on a mat, tai chi rope handling.

Enquiries and Bookings to Amanda Martin:
Phone:  0777 196 5083
E-mail: info@smaarthorses.co.uk

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