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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Beginning

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

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