Welcome to my equine training and behaviour podcast

Lead a Horse to Water is a podcast brought to you by Trudi Dempsey about equine training and behaviour

If you are lost in the sea of horse training why not step aboard Trudi’s podcast and catch some modern training and behaviour content.

Listen to professionals and enthusiasts from the world of horse training and behaviour as well as associated areas of the equine world.

Trudi welcomes applications from potential guests as well as questions from listeners.

Here are a small selection of the latest episodes but you can follow all episodes on spotify

summer short 6, Targets

What to do when things go wrong with targets and how to train a follow target, great questions sent in by a listener.

summer short 5, Failure

Failure is scary, so much that we might allow failure to stop us doing what we enjoy (horse training). Be brave, embrace the fear!

summer short 4, Playing with time

Reducing anxiety by playing with the temporal gap (aka what I call temporal tinkering) needs shaping the same as every behaviour. In this summer short I answer a question or two posed by one of my current course students. If you have any questions drop me a message or email trudi@equine.training

Summer Short 3, Labels

Can labels be useful in horse training? Labels are used everywhere in life and often to the detriment of the label wearer. Take a listen to this short episode and drop me a message if you have ideas for future episodes.

Summer Short 2, The Emperor's new clothes

In this, my second Summer Short episode, I consider how we can know if something is awesome or BS and does it matter as long as you and your horse are happy and healthy? Might be a bit controversial but I opened my mouth and out came me! Ideas for other Summer Shorts can be emailed trudi@equine.training

Summer Short 1, The human element

In this, my first Summer Short episode, I look at the human side of the training equation. Training can take it’s toll on both sides of the learning partnership and I often address this for our horse/dog but this time it’s all about the human.

In Conversation with Karen Luke

In this episode I chat to Karen Luke about her most recent study linking horse welfare and behaviour with rider safety and satisfaction. Karen is a lifelong horse enthusiast and horse owner who is currently completing a PhD where she is investigating the relationship between horse welfare, rider safety and rider satisfaction….

Gaping holes in your Shaping

Do you have shaping issues? It’s an intense element of our training with horses, part art and part technique. Do you reward the slightest try and feel that your behaviours are getting nowhere? Perhaps you get frustrated and cross with yourself. Enjoy this episode and please share it with your friends. Find my courses via trudidempsey.carrd.co and my website www.equine.training

Shaping behaviour(taster episode)

Sooz Foster and I whizz through our thoughts in a taster episode on shaping. Check out our courses at understandhorses.com and find me at www.equine.training and Sooz at soozequine.co.uk

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