Dr. Carissa Wickens, University of Florida and host Kris Hiney, chat about the science of equine learning, and define the essential concepts of operant conditioning. We then use those concepts to share how they can be used to create a happy compliant horse for unpleasant scenarios. We shed some light on how using reinforcers doesn’t mean creating pushy, naughty horses.
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