Reward vs Relief

Relief and reward are not the same things. You are NOT rewarding your horse by letting them have a break or getting off mid-ride or letting them turn to see their friends. 

A reward is GIVING them something nice – a treat, or nice scritches. 

Remember the difference, and remember that your horse will respond better to reward than relief!

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