Would you like to learn how to train horses with food safely and effectively?

How we handle and train our horses is extremely important, not just for our horse's welfare but also for the effect that it has on our relationship and our safety. More horse owners and trainers are looking for humane, compassionate methods of training so positive reinforcement (reward-based training) using food is becoming more popular. 


This course, from equine behaviour consultant and trainer Trudi Dempsey, is an introduction to training horses with food. Trudi discusses the pros and cons of training using food rewards, as well as giving you tips on how to improve your training skills and troubleshoot any problems you may be having.

 You will learn:


• How to improve your training skills


• How to set your horse up for success in training


• The basic principles of positive reinforcement training


• How to train calm behaviour around food


• How to recognise the early signs of stress in your horse


• The best foods to use in training


• Troubleshooting tips for training problems around food


• Tips to improve your horse’s behaviour and reduce stress

 This course is aimed at horse owners, students and equestrian professionals interested in learning about horse behaviour. It is suitable for anyone who is considering training their horse with food or for those who are already doing so. You don't need any prior knowledge about horse behaviour to take this course.


Once enrolled you have 60 days to complete the course.

Who is this course for?

  • HORSE OWNERS

  • EQUINE STUDENTS

  • EQUINE PROFESSIONALS

Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CEU)

  • Course Contents

    3 x individual video lessons and 1 x final quiz.

  • Course Duration

    1 hour 45 minutes

  • Certificate of Completion

    You can download a personalised CPD/CEU certificate after completing the quiz.

  • BHS, PCUK & IAAT

    This course has been approved for CPD for British Horse Society (BHS) Accredited Coaches, the Pony Club (PCUK) and for the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT). Download and email your CPD certificate to the organisation once you have completed the course.

  • KPA

    This course has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Karen Pryor Association (KPA). You will need to contact us for an event code, download your CPD certificate once you have completed the course and then email both code and certificate to the KPA.

  • IAABC

    This course has been approved for 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC). You will need to request an IAABC CEU certificate directly from us, so please get in touch once you have completed the course and quiz.

COURSE REVIEWS

5 star rating

Great intro to training with food

Jane Brown

I really enjoyed this course, it is well planned and easy to follow and covers everything to start you on your journey in to training with food.

I really enjoyed this course, it is well planned and easy to follow and covers everything to start you on your journey in to training with food.

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5 star rating

Highly engaging summary of the theory behind clicker trai...

Sharen Ross

So many courses and videos on clicker training bypass the science and jump right into practical application. This aspirational approach may be more entertain...

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So many courses and videos on clicker training bypass the science and jump right into practical application. This aspirational approach may be more entertaining, but doesn't set the trainer up to succeed in a real world training situation. Trudi's course was such a pleasant surprise in this regard. Whether you are a complete beginner or you are already clicker training with your horse and think you know the basics, you will get enormous value from this course. I know I will be watching it several more times to retain as much as possible. Trudi somehow manages to generously package an incredible amount of information into less than 2 hours while keeping the pace fast and the content varied and interesting. Video snippets of many of her clients throughout the course help to illustrate key points in real situations. I highly recommend this course if you want a solid, science-based foundation upon which to build your positive reinforcement horse training skills. I am really looking forward to seeing what comes next from Trudi.

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Working together in harmony...... here's how

Christine Stamp-Thirlwell

This course is aspirational as well as inspirational and whilst based on solid science, Trudi has succeeded in making it understandable, entertaining and edu...

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This course is aspirational as well as inspirational and whilst based on solid science, Trudi has succeeded in making it understandable, entertaining and educational. The videos add enormous value and demonstrate the subtle behaviours both we and the horse show each other, thereby introducing increased awareness of self, the horse, environment and well-being for both. More importantly Trudi gives us the tools to progress with positivity if things go a little awry. Trudi has an innate ability to understand humans and equines working together making her the perfect trainer and presenter for this course. I highly recommend this course.

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Intro to Training Horses with Food

June Proctor

Excellent content and clear presentation

Excellent content and clear presentation

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It's not the horse's fault

Annie Keetch

Trudi makes it all so easy to understand and clear that it is our behaviours/triggers which elicit certain behaviours from our horses. I aim to be more cons...

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Trudi makes it all so easy to understand and clear that it is our behaviours/triggers which elicit certain behaviours from our horses. I aim to be more consistent, more patient and more observant. Thank you

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A great starting point

Brie Simpson

This course is a great starting point to using food to train horses. It gives just enough information so there is no confusion and touches base on a lot of t...

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This course is a great starting point to using food to train horses. It gives just enough information so there is no confusion and touches base on a lot of the important areas of training with food. Would highly recommend.

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great introduction course

Sophie De Ronde

Trudi was very clear and concise with her talks and the videos helped for the visual learners like myself. This was my first course from Understand Horses a...

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Trudi was very clear and concise with her talks and the videos helped for the visual learners like myself. This was my first course from Understand Horses and I will be undertaking others.

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Improve your training skills and learn the pros and cons of using food when training horses

Your Instructor

TRUDI DEMPSEY

Trudi is a certified horse behaviour consultant with the IAABC and an Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Training and Behaviour Council. Trudi has been offering her own unique blend of classical dressage and positive reinforcement as Creative Equine training since the ’90s. She is an experienced gymnastic groundwork coach and specialises in bitless training. For the last 10 years, Trudi has written and judged the Baroque dressage classes at Interdressage and offered online training to international clients. She presents clinics, talks and workshops in person throughout the UK and webinars and courses online around the world.

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