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Shaping Plan for Key Lesson Backing

Key Lesson Backing is one of 6 Key Behaviours for a safe and confident clicker horse. In this module I share how you can split the behaviour Backing in small steps so your horse will learn quickly what to do.I also address how to train the behaviour and when you can put it on cue.

Rate of Reinforcement (RoR)

The Rate of Reinforcement is how often you give your horse an appetitive in clicker training. You can click and mark the behaviour, but you don’t need to with a high Rate of Reinforcement. For instance your horse steps onto the mat for the first time (Key Lesson Mat training). As long as he’s standing …

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Feeding for Position

In Key Lesson for Horses Table Manners you’ve learned to deliver the treat as fast as possible, so that the horse doesn’t move towards you or the treats. Therefor you fed where the muzzle of your horse is located. When he understands the treat will come, you can start incorporating the Feeding for Position technique. …

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Open Bar/Closed Bar Technique

There are many ways to apply positive reinforcement to teach your horse new skills, help him over come his fears or just have fun together. The “Open Bar/Closed Bar” technique is a great tool if you are in a situation that you didn’t have time to prepare well for. Open Bar/Closed Bar For instance you …

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Trailer Loading, What to do when your horse mugs you when you’re talking to the vet

This week we discussed how to Trailer Load your horse with Positive Reinforcement, when grass is all around. How to get training done with so many green distractions. There is hope! Check out the extended Shaping Plan for Trailer Travelling to get ideas that can help you succeed. There are many ways to go about …

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Masterclass with Noche Miller: Understanding Horse Whorls and other outside clues to the inside of your horse

About Noche Miller Noche has been riding horses since before she could walk. Dabbling in every sort of horse activity she could find, she was happy doing anything, as long as it involved horses. After graduating Noche loaded up her horse and moved out west where she spent time doing ranch work. During this time, …

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Tips against Overwhelm

What can you do if you want to do it all, or have the feeling you need to do it all? Or do it perfect? Or right? Or when you’re in a hurry? Basic tips against Overwhelm Breathe and take it easy. Go back in Thinking Mode (and Learning Mode!) Start where your horse is …

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Trainer: Visualization in Training

What’s holding you back if you notice that you’re dreading training, can’t seem to plan your sessions, have 1000 excuses for not making a farrier appointment…

Trainer: Define Your Clicker Goals

Getting clear about your Goal Behaviour Make clicker training any behaviour easy by following these 3 steps: Start with the End in Mind Describer the behaviour in detail and be as specific as possible Write it down In this module I show you how to do this.