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Tips to start Clicker Training

How to solve mugging behaviour or rude behaviours like running into you or knocking over the wheelbarrow in order to demand a treat. How can we teach a horse to ‘respect our personal space’?How can we give our horses clarity when we just start so that they know exactly when to expect clicks and treats …

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Leg Lifting (how and what), Crunches (abs for horses) and Table Manners (safe behaviour around food and treats)

Some common struggles most of us has encountered (or maybe will be with another horse): Leg lifting and Table Manners. Especially Key Lesson Table Manners will come back over and over. If it’s not when hand feeding in training, it can be handy to train your horse to stay at bay until you’ve served the …

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About blanketing (Y/N/When), leading your horse, Friendship and how it impacts the results

In this session we talk about blanketing. When is it appropriate and should we do it (why or why not)?We also talk about leading your horse and how R+ influences the experience of the horse.And we talk about how Relationship (Friendship!) and positive reinforcement effects the amazing things (Results) that can happen. Enjoy! Post your …

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Green Level Challenge Tips (Nov), Being the Odd one at the Barn and R+ training other people’s horses

We start talking about the HCC (HippoLogic Clicker Training) November. Lucy and Magic aim for Purple and Green levels. We talk about how to build the Green level in steps. Lucy and I had a lovely discussion about training other people’s horses with R+ without permission. It’s actually weird to worry about, because when we …

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Red level November

Red Challenge: Props: a cone Behaviours: Key Lesson Table Manners, Key Lesson Mat Training, Stand/Park/Whoa, Respond to name Horse stands still (no props allowed) Handler walks forward (not backing/ facing the horse) away from her horse Handler stops at 6 m/20 ft, turns around (now facing her horse), wait for 3 seconds Handler calls horse …

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Blue level November

Props: no props Behaviours: Key Lesson Table Manners, Key Lesson Patience, Stand/Whoa/Park, Walk, Respond to name BLUE Level: Horse stands still (no props allowed) Handler walks away, minimal 3 m/ 10 ft. Handler may walk away from her horse backing or face forward. Horse must keep all hooves on the ground (Standing still) Handler stops …

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Green level November

Horse stands on a mat with 2 front feet Handler walks away, minimal 2 m/ 6,5 ft. Handler may walk away from her horse backing or face forward. Horse must keep all hooves on the ground (Standing still) while Handler walks away Handler stops and stands still for 1 seconds facing horse (horse must stay …

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Purple Level November

Purple level: this level is about training one or more of the 6 Key Lesson(s) on which the HippoLogic Clicker Challenge is based on. Key Lessons are exercises that always come back and are the foundation of all successful training. For the November Challenge you’ll need Key Lesson 1 and 4 as preparation to go …

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Splitting goal behaviour (Shaping Plan) and dealing with aggression (threatening & kicking) horses

How can you start taking your goal behaviour apart (splitting behaviour) the easy way so that you can write a proper Shaping Plan (Key Lessons for Trainers). We also talk about dealing with aggressive behaviour: How can you avoid escalation, keep yourself and your horse save while building trust so that the aggression (threatening to …

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