Positive Reinforcement (+R)

Equine Clicker Training, reward-based training, ethical training, treat training, positive horsemanship

Bonding with horses

Solving Problem Behavior with Clicker Training (Leg Lifting)

One of my horses, Fionn, is not (yet) cool about lifting his legs for cleaning and trimming. I’ve never had mini horses before but I can totally see how people would manhandle them instead of training them properly. An adult is so much stronger and it’s enticing to think you can ‘win’ by holding his leg up. But are you really winning that way?