Operant Conditioning

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - arnd.nl The critical “kindergarten years,” from six months to 3 years, can determine how a horse will behave for the rest of his life. “With thoughtful and systematic training long before they are ridden, we can instill a desire to work with us and understand our requests,” says Canadian Grand Prix dressage rider Shannon Dueck.

Preparing the Young Dressage Horse for Success, Part 1

Experts discuss the weanling-to-3-year-old stage