Category Archives: Horse IQ

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 17 – Follow! Intelligent Disobedience

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 17 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 17 Only two commands are left to be discussed from the learning list for guide animals – and since the information on the training of minis was so …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 16 – Down! Sit! Come!

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 16 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 16 After learning a lot about obstacle avoidance in the last Blog, we now get to Point 10 on our learning list of voice commands for a guide …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 15 – Obstacle Avoidance

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 15 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 15 As promised in the last Blog, now that we are putting obstacles in our way, things become interesting! Any normal horse that is not blind himself, would …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 14 – “Straight!”-“Steady!”-“Hup-Up!”-Left-Right!”

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Your Horse’s IQ – Part 14 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 14 In the last Blog we ended by setting our guide pony into motion with the command “Forward!”  Now we expect our guide to take the leader initiative …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 13 – Heel! Stand! Forward!

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Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 13 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 13 As the blind person must totally rely on his guide, the important command # 1 “No!” (our “nein!”), is used more in training than later in his …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 12 – Voice Command 1 – Mechanics

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Your Horse’s IQ – Command Nr. 1 “No!” – Blog 12 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Kommando Nr. 1 “Nein!”– Teil 12 3) voice command association: In the last Blog I recommended to review the part 03 of the lungeing series, …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 11 – Master Position, voice association 1

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 11 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 11 In the last Blog we talked about housebreaking a guide animal : to control his “elimination” and even to announce when the time to go is, is …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 10 – Housebreaking

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Training a guide Mini – Housebreaking Ein Führpferd trainieren – stubenrein After learning so much about the scientific side of our horses’ thinking capacities I now wanted to proceed to the practical side of it – the application of how …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 09 – Behavioural Experiments

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 09 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 09 We have talked about the different ways of learning and the role that memory plays in the process – and have come to the conclusion that offering …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 08 – Retention of objects, quantity, words

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 08 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 08 In discrimination tasks the horse has learned that only one stimulus, and not another, will result in getting rewarded. In the last Blog we talked about the astonishing …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 07 – Memory

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 07 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 07 One’s intelligence has a lot to do with memory – if you don’t retain, what you have learned, you won’t get far. Memory is the faculty of …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 06 – Operant conditioning, Reinforcement

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 06 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 06 In Blog 04 we started talking about Associative Learning, but then had to take a detour. We needed to stress the importance of how the horse perceives …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 05 – Perception, senses

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Your Horse’s IQ – Part 05 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 05 In the last Blog we started looking at the sensory equipment the horse has for his perception – for if we don’t even know, how he sees …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 04 – Desensitize, classical conditioning, perception, eye

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 04 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 04 In the last Blog we started looking into the activity of learning, beginning with Habituation. We saw that habituation, the process of exposing our horse repeatedly to …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 03

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Your Horse’s IQ – Part 3  Learning – Habituation Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 3 Lernen – Gewöhnung I regard the achievements of guide ponies, whom we mentioned in the last Blogs, as a certain pinnacle of horse intelligence. …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 02

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 2 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 2 In the last Blog we have seen an impressive list of abilities, which guide animals must have to properly do their job – and we now know …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 01

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Your Horse’s IQ – Part 1 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 1 From all my previous Blogs you know how convinced I am that playing with my horses and training them with nothing but positive reinforcement (according to the …