Key Lessons (your Key to Success in R+)

Key lesson: targeting

In my previous post I talked about the key lessons safe behaviour around food ,  equine emotions during training, head lowering & backing. Another key lesson I want to encourage all clicker trainers to teach their horse is ‘targeting’. Targeting In targeting you ask your horse to touch a target with a body part. You start this …

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Key lesson: Horse, stay in learning mode [emotions in training]

In my last post I wrote about the importance of teaching horses safe behaviour around food and food rewards. Another key lesson that helps keep training safe and fun for all parties is managing the emotional state of mind of the horse during training. You want the horse to use his mind and stay in his learning …

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Key Lesson ‘Table Manners for Horses’: stop mugging and pushy behaviours in clicker training

Teach your horse manners to stop mugging, biting, grabbing the treat and being pushy around food and treats in training. The key lesson ‘Table Manners for horses’ increases safety and it provides clarity. Use this exercise to prevent and stop frustration and undesired behaviours in your horse. Table Manners is one of 6 Key Lessons …

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1 Ridiculously Easy (and Rewarding) Thing to Do For the New Year

This is one of the best ideas I learned from Pinterest in 2014. I found it on a website meant for Moms. Since I live in Canada, I am now officially a “Horse Mom” **), so I tried it out. This year I started in September, but next year I will start on January 1st. …

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