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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

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What can the horse give you NOW?

As a trainer I’ve had my share of wake-up calls. By that I mean either the delightful “ah-ha” moments when an idea or concept suddenly makes sense, or the other type of events based on experience, so called “learn burns” … Continue reading

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Clicker Training Horses: Tricks or valuable training?

What I teach is more important than showing a horse how to do a few tricks. The message I am delivering in regards to using shaping, capturing and targeting to teach your horse behaviors has far-reaching implications. For example, one … Continue reading

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More on respect

For those of you who are new to my blog and clicker training horses, I’d like to invite to take a look at a term which, in my mind, has done more to undermine the horse/ human relationship than just … Continue reading

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Dreams

I was at a clinic once and watched a natural horsemanship trainer work with a horse who wanted to do something different than what the trainer wanted. The trainer said, “The way I deal with this is to make the horses dream … Continue reading

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Training a back-up

TRAINING A BACK-UP One of the most important behaviors I train is backing. It’s also a behavior that MOST people train early on. There are a gazillion trainers with as many methods that are teaching people to train their horses … Continue reading

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More on respect

For the last 15 or so years the word respect has been over-used in the context of animal training. I keep trying to find ways to examine the assumptions about the word respect. Now let’s look at the word respect. … Continue reading

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