Self-Loading The Clicker Way
In this blog, I am going to explain in more detail how to teach trailer loading using clicker training. The featured horse in the article and videos on this blog is Oli, a delightful, but very large, Warmblood, three-year-old gelding. Sarah, his owner, decided to train him when she first got him as a two-year-old with clicker training. Over the last year and a half or so, they have progressed through the foundation lessons, started the in-hand work, which has produced a very
Can You Click and Compete?
I was recently asked ‘If I wanted to compete and still use clicker training, how would I ever ride a whole dressage test? I click and treat for every behaviour, which means my horse stops to get his reward.’ The science and theory behind the way to do this can be a bit of a mind-bender concept for some folk, but I will try and explain it here and hope you can wrap your head around why it works. The concept is based on chaining behaviours together. This is typically used when
I thought I’d share some interesting words from Alexandra Kurland this week for the blog: Well-Prepared Companionship Most of us have had a tough winter. With the extreme cold this winter it’s been hard to work with our horses. This post is a reminder that little things add up. Even when we can’t ride the joys of clicker training are still there. I’ve just come in from the morning play time. If anyone tells you the horses are just working for their food, they have never met a