Animal trainers have been around for centuries, and they have always been effective in producing desired behavior with animals from different species:
Although the principles of operant conditioning exist since the dawn of time, Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904 – 1990), a professor of psychology at Harvard University, did create the term “operant conditioning”.
And it helps us to create awareness: Read more…
There’s a saying:
“The only thing two trainers agree on is what the third trainer is doing wrong”.
And there are many names to express horse training:
But there’s one thing that all training methods have in common:
In June 2019, the following ST Mastery Students from New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, the US, and Zimbabwe have passed a Touchstone in the ST Evaluation Program! :
Straightness Training is an education on how to become the best horse trainer we can be for our horse.
With the purpose to keep our horse healthy in body, mind, heart, and soul.
So it won’t help if an ST Instructor gives you a “feel good” lesson or if an ST Evaluator gives you “stars & stripes” just to make you feel comfortable or to fulfill your need for certainty or significance.
That won’t help our horses.
It won’t help if we get a “one star” when our horse is still walking like: