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  1. Nanette Levin
    June 11, 2013 @ 8:07 PM

    It’s not surprising to hear there’s another study that finds horses respond well to food :-). Yep – horses sure do like to eat (I can relate). Interestingly, (I’m a big fan of primary research) I’ve found most young horses respond equally well (sometimes better) to attention. Finding that favorite rub spot can be more motivating and enticing than a treat. It makes tons of sense that horses learn quicker when rewards are offered. Do you know of any studies, Kim, where they’ve compared different rewards (instead of something vs. nothing)? That would be fun to see :-)!


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