What is Natural Horsemanship

negative reinforcement, rather than punishment by physical force, which most Natural Horsemanship Practitioners avoid using whenever possible.

Most natural horsemanship approaches emphasize the use of groundwork to establish boundaries and set up communication with the horse. As with all successful methods of training, there is an emphasis on timing, feel and consistency from the handler.

Natural horsemanship has become very popular in the past two decades and this philosophy has capitalized on the use of behavioral negative reinforcement to replace inhumane practices used in some methods of training, the ultimate goal of which is a calmer, happier and more willing partner in the horse.

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