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- When tricks “out-trick” fear.
- I so wish
- The Wildfire Diaries – Emergency recalls.
- The Wildfire diaries – when the conditions change the horses change.
- The Wildfire Diaries – horse training lessons learned from a crisis
- A QUICK GUIDE TO: Positive Reinforcement
- The Beginning
- Reflections on the Stamford Expo.
- It’s all about shaping
- Are you teaching your horse to brace?
- SHAPING IS AN ARTFORM
- Trained to endure or trained to participate?
Category Archives: clicker training horses
When tricks “out-trick” fear.
I had the most interesting experience today. I have a little horse, McKee, who has learned to do some scent work. It is a limited behavior in that the scent is on a mat, placed among other mats. He searches … Continue reading
I so wish
Every week I am presented with the lovely opportunity to work with four horses, two Friesians, and two minis. They live in the same location and I have more fun working with these horses. The numbers of clicker trained behaviors … Continue reading
The Wildfire Diaries – Emergency recalls.
I haven’t shared this story yet because I’m still trying to grapple with how profoundly this experience affected me. This event occurred Friday the 23rd. I had just brought four of the minis back to their home. My friend and … Continue reading
The Wildfire diaries – when the conditions change the horses change.
Number 2 lesson – When the conditions change the horses change. So far I’ve had to evacuate twice for the same fire. I even had to keep horses in two different locations at the same time, 4 were in … Continue reading
The Wildfire Diaries – horse training lessons learned from a crisis
I’ve decided it’s important to reach out to anybody and everybody who will listen to and learn from some of the experiences I’ve had recently with my horses. All of this experience was thrust upon me because of a wildfire … Continue reading
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A QUICK GUIDE TO: Positive Reinforcement
Defined simply, when you ADD a positive reinforcer to a training situation, you look to see if the behavior INCREASES, at which point you can say the thing you added was reinforcing. However, don’t be fooled. You are training your … Continue reading
I thoroughly love starting a new horse with clicker training. It is the beginning of a grand adventure; I am confident the experience will be positive for the horse. All of my background of valuable horse clicker training experience recently … Continue reading
Reflections on the Stamford Expo.
Sitting here in the Denver airport with a looooong layover before the last leg of my trip home. Spent the last few days working and lecturing at the Stamford Clicker Expo. It was such a joy to see so many … Continue reading
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It’s all about shaping
From time to time I read something posted that suggests that guessing during the shaping process is frustrating for the horse. My experience is that we can easily teach our horses to be creative if we set it up to … Continue reading
Are you teaching your horse to brace?
If someone said “We need to scrutinize the effect of every single item we use in our interaction with a horse, whether it be a halter, saddle or bridle,” I would whole-heartedly agree. In fact I would probably expand on … Continue reading