Teach a horse to lead (or lunge) on grass *grass training done successfully*

Teach a horse to lead (or lunge) on grass *grass training done successfully*

A step-by-step training guide can you find in my article that’s published on Horse Rookie. One day I realized that my horse kept pulling me toward grass and it made me feel like an inadequate horse owner. Here I was, with over 30 years on horse experience and still I was pulled towards juicy patchesRead more about Teach a horse to lead (or lunge) on grass *grass training done successfully*[…]

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[…]

6 steps to start riding with the clicker (4/6)

6 steps to start riding with the clicker (4/6)

How to take positive reinforcement and use it in riding? I will share practical tips in other blogs, but let’s focus on preparation. How can you make yourself successful? Key Lesson for Riders #4: Training Journal The only way to know if you are making progress in riding with positive reinforcement is to keep track.Read more about 6 steps to start riding with the clicker (4/6)[…]

6 steps to start riding with the clicker (3/6)

6 steps to start riding with the clicker (3/6)

‘How do you implement clicker training under saddle?’, is a question many equestrians ask themselves. The answer is simple: the same way you implemented it from the ground! Sounds logical. How do we start best? First you have to learn the principles of Learning and Motivation, see this part 1 of this series. Step 2 isRead more about 6 steps to start riding with the clicker (3/6)[…]

6 Steps to Start Riding with Positive Reinforcement (2/6)

6 Steps to Start Riding with Positive Reinforcement (2/6)

‘How do you implement clicker training under saddle?’, is a question many equestrians ask themselves. The answer is simple: the same way you implemented it from the ground. So, how do we start best? First you have to learn the principles of Learning and Motivation, see this part 1 of this series. Step 2 is toRead more about 6 Steps to Start Riding with Positive Reinforcement (2/6)[…]