Positive vs Negative Reinforcement for Horses

Updated September 27, 2023

In this excerpt from an episode of Ask the Vet, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Dan go through the differences between positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement when it comes to horses. Dr. Gray also talks about positive and negative punishment, which ones humans often get confused with, and gives specific examples of each.

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