Key Lesson

Key lesson: Horse, stay in learning mode [emotions in training]

In my last post I wrote about the importance of teaching horses safe behaviour around food and food rewards. Another key lesson that helps keep training safe and fun for all parties is managing the emotional state of mind of the horse during training. You want the horse to use his mind and stay in his learning …

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Key Lesson ‘Table Manners for Horses’: stop mugging and pushy behaviours in clicker training

Teach your horse manners to stop mugging, biting, grabbing the treat and being pushy around food and treats in training. The key lesson ‘Table Manners for horses’ increases safety and it provides clarity. Use this exercise to prevent and stop frustration and undesired behaviours in your horse. Table Manners is one of 6 Key Lessons …

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How to turn “Standing on a mat” into a reward for your horse

Mat training is one of the Key Lessons, the basics for success in clicker training. In the beginning the goal of mat training is to teach your horse to “stand on the mat”. Then you click and reward. Simple. But, do you know you can also use “standing on the mat” as a reinforcer for another behaviour? Make standing …

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