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[…]

6 Steps to Start Riding with Positive Reinforcement (1/6)

6 Steps to Start Riding with Positive Reinforcement (1/6)

‘How do you implement clicker training under saddle?’, is a question many equestrians ask themselves. The answer is simple: the same way you implemented it from the ground. This can be very challenging because, once we are in the saddle, we have to deal with so many unconscious rules, habits, norms and thoughts about ridingRead more about 6 Steps to Start Riding with Positive Reinforcement (1/6)[…]

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[…]

Benefits of Key Lessons in Clicker Training (3/3)

Benefits of Key Lessons in Clicker Training (3/3)

When you start clicker training your horse you might want to start with something fun and exciting. I call my basic clicker exercises ‘Key Lessons’. HippoLogic’s Key Lessons (Your Key to Success in Positive Reinforcement training) are not basic exercises, they are actual training tools. Important and versatile training tools. In this series I will explain how you can use aRead more about Benefits of Key Lessons in Clicker Training (3/3)[…]

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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