Learn online, from the comfort of your own barn or home.
Everything You Need to Know
to Train Your Horse
Ethically & Effectively
SKE has launched our Virtual Academy! This program is perfect for anyone in the world who:
🐴 Wants to understand horse behavior
🐴 Wants to be a more effective trainer, handler, or rider
🐴 Wants to connect with their horse on a deeper level
🐴 Wants to train EFFECTIVELY and ETHICALLY ❤️
Students can purchase access to Individual Classes or get the full 10-week Equine Behaviorology Course at a discounted package price. Classes include:
✍️ Constructive Behaviorism - defining "behaviorology," and a discussion on using labels vs operationalization, anthropomorphism, and more.
✍️ Motivation Behind Equine Behavior - discussion on the concepts of stimulus, motivation, saliency, and the role of species-specific needs in equine behavior.
✍️ Understanding Equines - an evidence-based overview of equine body language, including discussion on involuntary reflexive behaviors, such as facial expressions, and functional communication signals, such as calming signals, displacement behavior, etc.
✍️ Respondent Learning Theory - an in-depth discussion on association-based learning, including neural roots for behavior & learning, classical conditioning, counter-conditioning, and relationship theory.
✍️ Operant Learning Theory - an in-depth discussion on consequence-based learning, including functional analysis, quadrant theory, and detangling complex, real-life behavior situations, as well as tips for having constructive discussions on equine behavior.
✍️ Ethical Behavior Work - a detailed discussion on various ways of evaluating & selecting behavior solutions, training methods, equipment, & more, including how to choose the best approach for specific situations.
✍️ Success with Successive Approximation - a detailed discussion on successive approximation, or "shaping," featuring Steph's advice & strategies for efficient, effective shaping. This lecture includes details on implementing the SKE Jackpots System (errorless learning via a differential R+ schedule).
✍️ Dialogue Flow During R+ Training - discussion expanding on functional analysis and the traditional "ABC Behavior Loops," and how to create consistency & foster a force-free approach via functional dialogues.
✍️ Safety & Control with Force-Free, R+ Training - an in-depth discussion on concepts of safety, confidence, anxiety, and control. This discussion includes Steph's advice for maintaining human safety & equine safety in routine & emergency situations, while also maintaining an ethical, force-free approach.
This course is offered at two different times this fall:
🗓️ Wednesdays, August 16th - October 18th
⌚ 6:30 - 8:30 PM, CST
🗓️ Saturdays, August 19th - October 21th
⌚ 1:00 - 3:00 PM, CST
This course takes place via Virtual Classroom, where students can watch Steph teach via video stream and join the discussion via video, phone, and/or chat.
This course is being offered at a low, affordable rate, only $99 for the full course or $19.99 per single class!
Additional training & educational aids are available for purchase at discounted rates during course sign-up.
Participants in the full course will also receive 5% off all SKE Clicker Shoppe purchases for the entire year of 2023, and will receive priority registration for future online courses.
There are limited spots available for this course, so sign up right away if you want to secure your spot! Steph is looking forward to seeing you all in class! ❤️🐴