Ask Horse Trainers and Event Organizers to prioritize Positive Reinforcement for Welfare.

Ask Horse Trainers and Event Organizers to prioritize Positive Reinforcement for Welfare.

March 3, 2023
Signatures: 12Next Goal: 25
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Why this petition matters

Started by Jena Questen

Do you love horses and everything about them? Do you watch endless horse videos because you just can't get enough of learning more about them, and how to strengthen your relationship with these magical animals?

If so, then I would like to share with you what just might be a life changing information about the state of horse training in the world today.

Did you know there are only 4 ways to train any animal, to do anything? That's right, you either add or take away something they like, or add or take away something they don't like. That is it.

Did you know that over 100 years of scientific research shows repeatedly, that only one of those 4 methods, is hands down the very best for getting any animal to willing do anything for and with you?

If you follow popular horse trainers for the past few decades, even the horse whisperer types who certainly improved on the harsh methods of horse training used by many before them, you will notice they primarily use the method of "release from pressure", which is, taking something away the horse doesn't like, which is one of the 4 ways to train, yet doesn't give the animal a choice in the process.

Do you know that method is NOT the one that the research shows us, is the best, kindest, fastest, safest, and most effective way to train? Even though it is the method most commonly used and promoted throughout the equine industry in the world today?

The scientifically proven best method to train any animal, to do anything, is through:

Positive Reinforcement, or,

adding something the animal likes, while allowing them to have the CHOICE to participate in the learning activity, or not.

My life's mission is to change the face of the horse training industry today.

It's time horse trainers open a textbook and learn the science of animal training. It's time to bring horse training into this century, and leave these old methods behind.

So if you agree with me it's time to bring a more compassion and fun to horse training, then please sign this petition and let's spread the word.

After all, people don't know what they don't know. Let's help our fellow horse lovers out. 

It's time we stop demanding the horse respects us, and instead respect the horse for all they do for us. While at the same time understanding that R+, or positive reinforcement is unequivocally the safest (very important with horses), fastest, and easiest way to train any animal (or person!), to do, anything. 

If marine mammal trainers can get man-eating Orcas to swim to the side of the pool and hold their flipper still for getting their blood drawn using only R+, can you just imagine what we can accomplish when we learn from them and use their methods on our horses, no halters, lead ropes, or whips needed!

If you love animals, especially horses, you can help be the catalyst for change by subscribing to my YouTube channel, The1DrQ, share positive reinforcement horse training videos, and sign this petition. It's time we do this, for the horses. 


Thank you and God bless!

DrQ and the Crew of Aspen Park Vet Hospital and the








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