In natural horsemanship treats are used as an incentive. Have you ever met a horse who thought everything you did was boring until a treat was involved? What about a horse who thought feeding time was the end of the world and would try to run you over unless you got the feed out in record time? Well this is the kind of horse that needs an incentive to do what you want them to do. Otherwise you will have to force them and you should know by now that natural horsemanship is a force-less training method.
Conventional riders give their horses treats, but for the wrong reasons. When using treats as an incentive with horses you have to consider the horse's personality and not assume every horse will think of a treat as an incentive. The word incentive is the key. If you are only giving treats because you think your horse will like you more then that is known as a bribe. If you want to bribe your horse to like you then good luck. One day the treats won't hold the power you thought they did and then what will you do?
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Cashel Just Rewards Treat Pocket - $9.95
The Cashel Just Rewards Treat Pocket is a discrete pocket that straps to your belt allowing you to carry your horse’s favorite treat. Hook and loop closures make it sturdy and easy to open and close.
Ginger Ridge Meadow Mints Horse Treats - $10.59
Ginger Ridge Meadow Mints Horse Treats. All natural crunchy and delicious oven baked treat for horses or ponies. Made without excess sugar Meadow Mints are perfect as a treat or reward.
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