The first book to explain the science behind natural horsemanship, SMART HORSE is an introduction to the world of animal learning and cognition. All animals respond to fundamental principles of learning and training. These principles include conditioning, positive and negative rewards, and behavior shaping. SMART HORSE helps the horse owner and rider apply these principles to their daily lessons and interactions with their equine partners. The book also offers valuable insight into the way horses think.
"Best of all, the author communicates her ideas in a straightforward style that is a delight to read." -- Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar Softcover.