Clicker Training Horses home
- 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?
- Whips and carrots
- Saying Goodbye and reflecting on the good.
- The Ons and Offs of Mat training
- A closer look at food reinforcers
- Start Button Behaviors
- The gift of a lifetime
Category Archives: Thinking Out Loud
Sometimes I get caught up in conversations where people devalue the use of food as a training tool and then I stop and remind them what I’ve accomplished. I have worked with many, many horses who were very troubled. Some … Continue reading
People ask me why I’m always talking about shaping behaviors. Quite frankly, it’s the most powerful technique I have found for cultivating a mindset in a horse, one that is based on active and willingly offered creative efforts, with the … Continue reading
Probably most of you who know me, know I have a clever little horse named McKee. His antics always make me laugh and today was no different. I was going to teach a lesson to a young boy. I was … Continue reading
I seem to be pondering the theme of choices lately and one more example came to mind, mostly because a training situation with McKee illustrated the topic quite clearly. Funny how horses can give us that moment to stop and … Continue reading
Some of you know that I taught summer camps for kids and horses. I did this with a kind and compassionate horsewoman and I look back at those years and feel good about what we offered. While I haven’t … Continue reading
I see so many people that look at clicker training as whipped cream, that light fluffy stuff you put on top of something else. The extreme of this application is someone who will use a whip or swinging rope to … Continue reading