Clicker Training Horses home
- 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?
Tag Archives: Peggy Hogan
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
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
Recently I posted a video of a little horse happily self loading into a trailer. It has gotten a fair amount of attention because it is very cute but also because people can see the enthusiastic way this horse approaches … Continue reading
In every horse discipline there seems to be a catch phrase or reminder of how to go about teaching the horse what you want. One in particular comes to mind that everyone seems to immediately assimilate into their jargon, and … Continue reading
The Volunteering Horse: MY PURPOSE AND EMPHASIS IS ON HOW WE TEACH BEHAVIOR. It is in the teaching phase that I avoid pressure techniques and where I use positive reinforcement to SHAPE, CAPTURE, TARGET, MOLD, AND LURE in an effort … Continue reading
One of the most profound experiences I have had in my training career has been the discovery of the Volunteering Horse. The Volunteering Horse looks and acts differently from any other horse I’ve seen. Their actions and behavior differs profoundly … Continue reading
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
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
From time to time someone will ask me about the need for continued use of reinforcement in their training program. Basically I think people tire of having to focus on their horse and what motivates the horse. They also might … Continue reading