Below, you’ll find a video I took today. It’s edited to show examples of how I use pressure and release to train Mr. “I ain’t gunna and you can’t make me!” Barney. Pressure and release is really what everyone uses in horse training whether or not they know it! We apply some kind of pressure, looking for a response, the release the pressure as soon as our horse does what we’re looking for.
It is pressure that causes the horse to start looking for something to do that will cause you to stop applying the pressure. When you release that pressure, the horse says “OK! I do that and the pressure stops!” It is the release of pressure that informs the horse that he has just done the right thing.
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