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Why are you hitting me? By Pat Parelli with Steven Long

HORSEBACK MAGAZINE: How does a horse see a human when that person is doing what he considers to be punishment for something the animal did wrong? PARELLI: Punishment of a prey animal makes them feel like you are acting like a predator. He will nip and strike out at us. There is a big difference between what punishment is and what negative reinforcement is. HORSEBACK: I understand that difference, but the person hitting a horse we’ve

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all seen so many times clearly doesn’t get it. Not so long ago on a trail I saw an otherwise sensible woman striking her horse after t h e animal d i d something as common as getting loose from their owner to run away. When this individual did

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Horseback Magazine December 2013  

Volume 20 Issue 12

Horseback Magazine December 2013  

Volume 20 Issue 12

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