Category Archives: Clicker Training

Positive Reinforcement training based upon rewarding desired behavior with a marker (click) and a treat.

Playing Horse Ball, leveling up

I posted last month about introducing a large beach ball to the ponies and to Dante. The goal is to get them to free play by moving, kicking and chasing the ball. Benefits: Physically, the horse is determining the pace … Continue reading

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Ramener: the neck, the poll and the back

I mentioned earlier that I was playing around with Ramener so wanted to show you some video.┬áThis is only the first of a complicated exercise so I’ll have several more videos as Dante progresses. This is my take on this: … Continue reading

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Catching horses in the field

Here I will give three examples of different horses; all had a degree of disengagement with humans, from mild to severe. Dante – Morgan-Draft X was only ridden occasionally and was plucked out of field to be the grand kids … Continue reading

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rain

We’ve had two weeks of a lot of rain, and only a day here or there that I got anything done with Dante. What little work I did do was a little clicker training with leg lifts, kicking the ball, … Continue reading

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Playing with a ball – clicker training

Teaching a horse to roll or play with a ball is an easy thing to do with clicker training. It’s a variation of Touching Target, but can become a game you play together, kicking the ball at each other to … Continue reading

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Implementing a training schedule (part 3)

Well, those recent posts were all well and good but how are you going to do this day to day? How do you even make this plan of Friendship-Liberty-Traditional? The first thing I do is create a list of what … Continue reading

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Cantering and leg lifts!

I had to rush back to the barn around 3 p.m. A severe thunderstorm with hail and lightening is predicted all through the night so I went back to take down the electric tape so the ponies could access the … Continue reading

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