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Practical application of equine learning theory, part 2
  1. Gemma Pearson


Understanding how horses learn is important, to make working with these animals safer and easier. The first article in this two-part series (Pearson 2015) looked at how horses learn via operant conditioning and classical conditioning. This second article looks at another method by which horses learn – habituation – and includes some practical suggestions on how to modify a horse's behaviour.

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