Equine In Theory

Equine In Theory

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Welcome to Equine In Theory, the podcast that follows the real-time equestrian journey of Jill Treece (me). Hopefully, you’ll find me mildly entertaining while you drive to the barn, clean stalls, etc. Each week I’ll be discussing topics regarding an ethical & science-based approach to horse training primarily centered around positive reinforcement (+R) & clicker training. I’ll detail the plans & outcomes of my training sessions as well as explanations of the content I’m reading! I’m thrilled to have a place to vent this information! I hope you’ll enjoy it or at least listen to most of it. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/equineintheory/support


20 || Basically My Horses Chased Me
Aug 20 • 31 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss some of the recent & brilliant events that have happened with Mac, Zoë, and I! They’ve been so fun lately & I wanted to share that & my thoughts on how the horses have changed in incredible ways(: Have a listen and enjoy!…
19 || Juno’s Journey (Discussing her history w/ abuse & where we go from here)
Aug 13 • 31 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss one of the horses I work with, Juno. You may remember her as she was the one who kicked Zoë! Oops! But this particular episode is about her history, one filled with abuse, & what I’m doing to nurture a trusting, positive…
18 || Jerking Hoof Away from Farrier
Jul 30 • 30 min
In this week’s episode, I answer a listener’s question regarding a horse who jerks their hoof away from the farrier & how to go about solving this issue. Have a listen and enjoy! Let me know your thoughts & be sure to leave a positive review for me(:…
17 || Being Proactive Instead of Reactive
Jul 24 • 38 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss the common misconception that +R trainers are too passive in their training. When problems arise what do we do? When you can’t use food to solve a dangerous situation is there anything you can do using +R? Have a listen…
16 || Why I’m Dropping Out of the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover
Jul 16 • 32 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss why I will no longer be competing in the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover. Read the blog post about it at https://jetequitheory.com/blog/2019/7/12/the-most-important-goal Have a listen and enjoy! Let me…
15 || +R Misconceptions
Jul 9 • 30 min
In this week’s episode, I touch on many misconceptions surrounding +R training including : “it’ll make the horse fat,” “hip packs are weird,” “the horse is just doing it for food,” “the horse won’t want to work if given the choice to leave,” and “treats…
14 || Future Plans Edu & Career Wise
Jul 2 • 20 min
In this week’s episode, I detail my recent trip to tour a graduate college, what I’m doing & did for school, and how that applies to the career I’d like(: Have a listen and enjoy! Let me know your thoughts & be sure to leave a positive review for me(:…
13 || Ulcers: Info & My Experience
Jun 25 • 24 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss ulcers ooooo. The bane of horse owner’s across the world! Anywho, I’ll be talking about what I’ve learned about ulcers, how to figure out if your horse has them, & what changes you can make to treat & prevent them. I am…
12 || Hip Targeting
Jun 18 • 18 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss how I taught Zoë to hip target, important things to remember, and some troubleshooting! Have a listen and enjoy! Let me know your thoughts & be sure to leave a positive review for me(: Where to find me: ◇ Instagram −…
11 || Answering Your Questions
Jun 11 • 62 min
In this week’s episode, I answer questions you guys asked on Instagram! From what’s up with Zoë, my thoughts on -R, what the Retired Racehorse Project is all about, how I got started eventing, Mac’s history & much more! Have a listen and enjoy! Let me…
10 || How to Start Clicker Training with +R
Jun 4 • 38 min
In this week’s episode, I explain (to the best of my amateur ability) how to get started clicker training by describing the two most important skills — in my opinion — as well as the do’s & don’t’s of your first sessions. Be sure to check out the blog…
9 || Getting on Mac
May 28 • 34 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss getting on Mac, my RRP project, for the first time! At first try, cinching the girth resulted in some warning nips. But, after treating for ulcers, he’s a different horse! With +R we worked through all of the nitty gritty…
8 || Bridling Mac & Tongue Tying
May 21 • 39 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss the procedure I use to bridle Mac, my RRP project. At first try, bridling seemed like a monumental task that I wasn’t sure we’d ever get through in the way I’d like. But! This young horse continues to surprise & challenge…
7 || Behavioral Problems & +R Solutions
May 14 • 35 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss a few of the behavioral issues that I encountered with Mac, my RRP project. He was shut down, jumpy, and afraid, so instead of punishing for the undesirables, I changed the question and environment. I offered more control…
6 || My Experience at an Alexandra Kurland Clinic
May 7 • 46 min
In this week’s episode, I detail my experience, thoughts, and acquired knowledge from an Alexandra Kurland clinic! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to work with Mac as he & Zoë couldn’t bear to be apart during the weekend, so Alex worked with Mac and I worked…
5 || Balancing Horses w/ College & Staying Motivated
Apr 30 • 36 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss my daily goings on in a different format. This topic was highly requested, so I thought I’d take a stab at it. There’s not much else to say other than sit back, relax, and enjoy! Let me know your thoughts & be sure to…
4 || Zoë’s Story
Apr 23 • 48 min
In this week’s episode, I’m stepping out of my scientist/dictionary shoes and into my storytelling ones. I discuss the events that led up to Zo becoming mine and how we got to where we are now! There’s not much else to say other than sit back, relax, and…
3 || What’s the Point of the Clicker?
Apr 16 • 18 min
+R trainers often use clickers or a specific sound to “mark” a behavior. The marker or bridge signal, bridges the gap from the behavior to the reinforcer. The click becomes a secondary reinforcer because the horse knows that his reward is coming. Trainers…
2 || What is Positive Reinforcement?
Apr 9 • 23 min
This week’s episode discusses the four quadrants of operant conditioning, positive/negative reinforcement/punishment (+R, -R, +P, -P). I delve into what each of the four means and what it looks like in horsemanship & training. I hope you find this episode…
1 || Welcome to Equine in Theory!
Apr 1 • 13 min
Welcome! I hope that you guys are as excited as I am to embark on this new platform’s journey. I couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be doing my own podcast. I’m not sure of it’s future, but for now, I am here to share my journey as a horse trainer. Not…