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Gail Sheely


solving problems and developing feel workshop

Solving problems and


developing feel




A Solving problems and developing feel workshop is for those people who have completed an introduction to behaviour workshop. The aim of the workshop is build on the foundation of the first workshop by adding to the scientific knowledge and its practical application. However, this workshop also begins to ask the trainer to look at themselves and their role in the training process.


Developing feel for the horse and patience for learning are important steps for improving our horsemanship skills. This workshop really begins to explore the balance of art and science in training. The workshop looks in more depth at how to solve problems and how to shape behaviour effectively. It uses personal exercises as well as practical work with horses and the usual balance of participant driven content to facilitate learning in challenging yet enjoyable way. This workshop is for people who are ready to learn more about the science of behaviour who are prepared to examine their effect on training and solving equine problems.


Solving problems and developing feel workshop

  • Recap science of communication
  • Systematic desensitization, Flooding, counter conditioning how to use them
  • Variable schedules of reinforcement and why are they so important
  • More shaping of behaviour for vet, farrier and dentist
  • Establishing the cause of problems
  • Developing patience in human and horse
  • Exercises to Develop feel
  • Eight methods of changing behaviour
  • Solving different equine problems
  • Programmes for starting young horses
  • Developing personal horsemanship skills
  • Is it me or my horse?
  • Extinction bursts and spontaneous recovery what you really need to know
  • Clicker training understanding the process
  • Practical work with horses
  • The real process of trial and error learning
  • Expectations theory and its place in training

This two day workshop is limited to 12 people to ensure participants receive maximum participation in the learning experience. Participants are welcome to attend with or without a horse, although horse places are limited to five as this ensures a maximum opportunity to work with each horse fully during the two days. A mixture of practical and theory taught in an informal and fun way guarantees a relaxed atmosphere for learning. Course participants are actively encouraged to participate fully in the learning and course topics



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