Reward with a Pat?

A hearty loud slap on the neck doesn’t mean much to a horse.  A quiet, delicate touch that sends a gentle sensation through the horse creates a much more pleasant sensation.

As with everything in dressage, when you are pleased with your horse and you want to reward him – less is more!

And … any reward must be immediate.  It is said that a horse has a shorter memory than a dog-which might be three seconds. In my experience they have selective memory!!!

Patricia – The Dressage Tipster

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