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Behavioral consultation

During a behavior consultation, the goal is to find out why the behavior has occurred, what is maintaining it and what we can do to change the behavior. The behavior consultation consists of a careful review of the behavior, history, training, housing and other things that may be relevant. At a consultation, you will first be sent an interview in paper form, then we have a consultation where we work both with and without the horse. Afterwards you get a report and we draw up a plan for the further training with homework and follow-ups. 


I often recommend having intense follow-up online in addition to practical lessons when we work with behavioral problems. 


If you live in areas where I usually teach, the price is the same as for other teaching. It can often be a good idea to set up 2 clock hours the first time. 


NOK 600 for a 60-minute lesson.  

 A little about the tools I use when I analyze the behavior 


Ethology, natural behavior and behavioral needs

What do the horses spend their time doing in the feral state, what behavioral needs do they have and what behavioral patterns are natural to them? Often it will_cc781905-5cde-3194-bbvibad5cf58d_ experience as a behavioral problem not necessarily be wrong on the part of the horse. It may be natural behaviour, but the environment and the situation we have put them in means that the behavior causes problems. Behavioral needs are also an important point. About the environment we offer the horses do notsatisfies their behavioral needs, the probability is high that we will have behavioral problems and challenges in handling them. 


Learning theory 

This is where operant and classical conditioning come into play. Operant conditioning is about what motivates the behavior and what punishes it - simply what consequences the behavior we want to change has._cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b5cf5cf58d_Classical conditioning is about learning reflexes and non-volitional learning, and is particularly relevant for example in horses with fear and anxiety??? 



"Behavior is an outward expression of an underlying emotional state" Sara Heat 

7 emotional systems have been found in several different mammals via neuroscience. When I work from emotsionsteori , the analysis involves finding out which emotional systems are active, why and what we can do to influence them. By changing the emotional state of the horse, we also change the unwanted behavior.

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