Science Simplified: Shaping Behaviours

Course Overview

Shaping is a concept that underpins ever successful trainers practice, it is what gives the ability to make training look like horse whispering and produce soft and supple responses from the horse. Shaping creates clarity and ease of success for the horse, and that wow-factor feeling for the handler.


Have you ever wondered how horse whispers make their training look so fluid and easy?
Well, there isn’t such thing a horse whisper… but there are many trainers how are fantastic at using shaping and successive approximations in their training to take their horses from 0 to knowing complex behaviours, dressage moves or even using shaping to address problems horses may be having with husbandry behaviours, and this course is here to show you how to employ those exact skills to help you and your horse progress quicker through training. Find out how to seamlessly train your horse by clicking Enrol Today.

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£147.00

Course Modules

    • The Art of Shaping
    • Training Plans: a how-to for humans
    • Primary and secondary reinforcers
    • Reinforcement schedules
    • NAC Training Matrix
    • Factors that may affect training progress
    • Superstitious learning
    • Troubleshooting Training

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. It 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.