3 Tips to Succeed Clicker Training your Horse

3 Tips to Succeed Clicker Training your Horse

Do you struggle implementing (more) clicker training into your daily interaction, riding and training your horse? Would you like to use positive reinforcement in more areas of the relationship with your horse and don’t know how to do this? Do you feel uncomfortable because you’re the only odd one at the barn who uses clickerRead more about 3 Tips to Succeed Clicker Training your Horse[…]

Step-by-step Guide to Teach Your Horse to Come When Called

Step-by-step Guide to Teach Your Horse to Come When Called

This month Horse Rookie published another article that I’ve written for them. It’s a shaping plan to train your horse to respond to his name so that you can get him out of the pasture effortlessly. Why teach it The better question might be, why not teach it?! It’s fun to have a horse that respondsRead more about Step-by-step Guide to Teach Your Horse to Come When Called[…]

5 Tips for dealing with Frustration in Horse Training

5 Tips for dealing with Frustration in Horse Training

We all get frustrated in training or riding our horses. That’s a given. Horses can also get frustrated if their expectations about their training or the consequences of their actions (release of pressure or receiving a treat) are not being met. What can you do to prevent frustration and what if you are already frustratedRead more about 5 Tips for dealing with Frustration in Horse Training[…]

5 Benefits of having a System in your Training

5 Benefits of having a System in your Training

Sometimes people think positive reinforcement doesn’t fit into a system because this training method is horse-centered. They figure since every horse and every situation is different, it’s impossible to create a system. You know what? It’s true that every horse, every training and every trainer is different. If you focus on what every training, everyRead more about 5 Benefits of having a System in your Training[…]

Why Clicker Training is *NOT* Bribery

Why Clicker Training is *NOT* Bribery

There are still a lot of myths and misunderstandings about positive reinforcement horse training. One of the arguments against clicker training is that it’s bribery. Bribery What is bribery? Here is the Wiki definition Short version: “Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value in exchange for some kind of influence or action inRead more about Why Clicker Training is *NOT* Bribery[…]

6 Things You Might Not Know About Clicker Training (4/6)

6 Things You Might Not Know About Clicker Training (4/6)

In this series I will be sharing 6 interesting facts I didn’t know about when I started using positive reinforcement in training animals. This is part 4. Some of these are common misunderstandings people have about clicker training while others are facts most equestrians don’t know at all. The goal of this blog is toRead more about 6 Things You Might Not Know About Clicker Training (4/6)[…]