I like to call all horse people who use treats as reinforcers in training (to get behaviour) horse trainers. They are deliberately influencing their horses’ behaviour. I love that! When they talk about using treats in training often lots of objections are raised. In this series I give solutions for these common objections and beliefs.Read more about Prevent Your Horse from Becoming ‘Treat Crazy’ With this Simple Solution[…]
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[…]
The word ‘Patience’ is between quotation marks because this is not really patience. It is ‘just a learned skill’ that looks like the horse is patient. We often tend to think horses have ‘to know by now’ what we want them to do, but in reality we simply have to teach them. In my businessRead more about 5 Benefits of Teaching Your Horse to be ‘Patient’[…]
Having fun is important because it keeps you and your horse motivated. If you start positive reinforcement training/clicker training you can be overwhelmed by ‘everything you have to do differently’. Not only do things in a different way, but also exactly in the opposite way. If you come from a traditional background training and riding horsesRead more about Fun exercises to start clicker training[…]
How do you start with Clicker Training? It’s easy. Here are some tips for a successful start.