with Karen Jones
Motivation is literally the desire to do things. It's the difference between waking up before dawn to get to the barn and lazing around the house all day. It's the crucial element in setting and attaining goals and research shows you can influence your own levels of motivation and self-control. So figure out what you want to achieve with your horses, power through the pain period (mental, emotional and physical), and start living the dream with your horsemanship journey.
"The psychology of learning is a theoretical science. Learning is a process that depends on experience and leads to long-term changes in behavior potential. Behavior potential designates the possible behavior of an individual, not actual behavior.
Learning can be defined in many ways, but most psychologists would agree that it is a relatively permanent change in behavior that results from experience.
Connecting Equestrians to the Sciences of Motivation, Movement and Learning with Positive Reinforcement and Reward Based Training and Instruction
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Connecting Equestrians to the Sciences of Motivation, Movement and Learning
with Positive Reinforcement and Reward Based Training and Instruction
Let me help you and your horse find your 'unique motivation' and inspire your horse to want to learn...
My philosophy for horsemanship is a very holistic one, striving to understand all four aspects of the horse and human... the mind, the emotions, the body and the spirit. In many horsemanship training programs the deepest part of the horse...their spirit, soul or individual personality, is overlooked as is the vast range of emotions that they can feel. Horses feel all the same emotions that we do...fear, anger, resentment, happiness, sadness, depression, joy, excitement and the list goes on. Horses have their own soul purpose, own life paths, own learnings and teachings to experience in this life time just as we humans do. They are very conscious and connected to us in more ways than most people realize and they can be mirrors, teachers and healers for us as we can be for them.
'Connecting' with horses is about connecting to the horse at the deepest energetic, mental and emotional level and working with the individual beings that they are. It is about 'connecting' with your heart, mind and physical body. It is not hard to do and everybody can learn to do it, it just requires us to learn to be still and open our hearts and our minds. We must understand the horse physically as a prey and herd animal but at the same time, understand them as a spiritual being.