Episode 255: Lessons from Outliers: Horses not on the ‘traditional’ path
This episode, Stacy answers a listener’s question about working with ‘outliers’. Outliers are horses with unique needs or circumstances. Stacy shares insights from working with outlier horses, those not following the traditional training path.
There are many valuable things that can be learned from a traditional or standard paths, which also helps us define outliers.
- Regularly plant tiny seeds in training.
- Keep requests small and rewards clear.
- Maintain a high success ratio.
- Adapt training to unique outlier situations.
- Seek similarities in behavior and thinking across different scenarios.
- Encourage horses to ‘offer’ answers for better results.
Stacy highlights that many of us, both humans and horses, fall into the outlier category due to various factors. She also draws parallels between training outliers and preparing for performance situations, emphasizing the need to be a keen detective in identifying and addressing issues. This approach benefits performance horses and is essential for outliers.
Links mentioned:Kyle Maynard: The Power of Failure (YouTube)
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