Equipment that is used to back up or fortify a rider’s natural cue (i.e. spurs, whips, martingales).

 

Rarely should an artificial aid replace a natural cue. Used following the first light cue, it combines with negative reinforcement, giving relief as soon as the horse responds. Used logically (light cue, stronger cue, artificial aid, reward) it motivates a horse where the ordinary natural aid might not.

 

Can you think of how an artificial aid can be used to replace rather than support a natural aid? Have you seen a horse become confused or dull because of this?

 

This is like people who yell before they speak?

 

Wise words from the Bible…

Intelligent people think before they speak; what they say is then more persuasive.
Proverbs 16:23

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