Science Simplified: Addressing Over-arousal

Course Overview

Are you having training problem with your horse? The answer might lie in over-arousal.

Over-arousal is a common place problem in equine clicker training, but it also affects horses trained with pressure and release, it just looks different!

This course will take you through the science behind over-arousal, common problems and a variety of solutions that you can try with your horse to resolve over-arousal problems.

Our diploma students have already said how impactful these exercises are in addressing over-arousal, if you are struggling to train your horse with positive reinforcement or negative reinforcement then enrol today to gain a new level of understanding to the physiology of training problems related to over-arousal.

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Course Modules

    • Understanding arousal
      – Over-arousal and positive reinforcement: causes and solutions
      – Over-arousal and negative reinforcement: causes and solutions
    • Addressing arousal
      – Reinforcement value
      – Exercises

Course Details

This course is an instant access course. Click the “Enrol Now” button and you will be taken to the checkout to process your payment.

Once you have completed the checkout, you will be sent your order confirmation and portal login details shortly after. If you have any questions or queries, please email [email protected].

There are no entry requirements for this course. The course is for anyone, owner or professional, who is looking to better their practice and expand their knowledge.  
We recommend you have experience with horses before taking this course, and would like to highlight that course involves technical language so being comfortable with written and spoken English will benefit your experience. 

For your learning and development, there are quizzes throughout the course to allow you to self-assess your knowledge at multiple stages. This course is a non-assessed course and therefore does not lead to certification.

This course is an informational course aimed at Owners to further knowledge and skills. Therefore, course is not accredited and does not provide certification.

This is a self study e-learning course, hosted on our bespoke learning platform. Once you sign up you will receive a login and access to the course, from there the lessons will be released weekly, allowing you to pace your learning however suits you best.

You will also gain access to the NAC Community App where all our students, past and present are able to discuss and debate course topics and ask the expert tutors questions. Whilst there is no direct contact with tutors for this course, they are active in the NAC Community and The NAC Team is also contactable through the Student Support box.