About Amanda

Amanda is the Director of Via Nova Training and Terra Nova Equestrian Training Center. Her mission is to bring the concepts and skills of Positive Reinforcement Training into the traditional equestrian world. She’s an amateur behavior geek.

Opportunity or Avoidance? Should we, as horse trainers, combine positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement?

Hi Guys, Shawna here! I am often asked about the feasibility of combining positive reinforcement(R+) and negative reinforcement(R-). It is not a simple answer. Some people have referred to this practice as combined reinforcement, but this is not a scientific term or construct. I think the thing we need to […]

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