Did someone say Treats? We all love treats! Both horses and riders!
Horse owners also typically use goodies to show their affection and love for their horses. Giving a few tidbits can be a way that a person and a horse can bond. There are many different options for treats, from commercial products to homemade, to even just a simple apple or carrot.
Horse goodies can be given to horses for many different reasons. Horse treats can be helpful with training, since they can be given as a reward for a specific behavior that a horse performs. By giving a sweet tidbit, the horse learns that behavior is encouraged.
Using tidbits in training is an example of training with positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is a training method during which a horse is rewarded for a behavior to increase the likelihood of repeating that behavior in the future. In this situation, treats are the reward for a behavior.
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