Here’s How You Can Let Your Horse Do What You Want

Here’s How You Can Let Your Horse Do What You Want

If you’re frustrated by your horse because he doesn’t do what you want, you might ask yourself questions like:Why isn’t he listening to me?Why does he always have to be such a brad?How come he listens to [fill inthe blank/your instructor] and not to me?Or you catch yourself saying things like:He’s been always like this…HeRead more about Here’s How You Can Let Your Horse Do What You Want[…]

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[…]

5 Benefits of using a Shaping Plan in Horse Training

5 Benefits of using a Shaping Plan in Horse Training

In positive reinforcement training we need our horse to think about what we want and to make a conscious decision to do it. We don’t push, pull, force or threaten our horse in the right direction and release the pressure, force or take away the threat when he performs the desired behaviour. No, we have toRead more about 5 Benefits of using a Shaping Plan in Horse Training[…]

This is how I plan my Equestrian Year for 2018

This is how I plan my Equestrian Year for 2018

Being successful gives me so much joy! Let’s talk about ‘success’ for a moment. This is what is mean to me. Success is what you want to achieve, not what others want for you or wanting to achieve what others have achieved.
I think the best way to ‘measure’ success is 1) Only look at your own accomplishments and only 2) compare yourself with yourself. 3) Achieving goals that you’ve written down (so you can actually achieve them and the criteria are not changing all the time). 4) Having fun and enjoying the journey is a big part of success for me!

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Unconventional Training Solutions

Unconventional Training Solutions

Clicker training is brain training. I simply have to break out of the box of conventional ideas to come up with solutions that are ethical (pain free and force free) and horse friendly (easy to understand and rewarding for the horse). This is not always a simple task with these self-imposed regulations. Challenge Sometimes it is a realRead more about Unconventional Training Solutions[…]