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The focus of my journey is now on trying to help reach the tipping point in positive, scientific based horse training. To bring science into the work, and training out of the dark ages. Having seen the joy that positive reinforcement training brings to both partners in the horse - human relationship over the past 17 or so years, there is no going back...

 

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"Thinking of your horse as behaving badly disposes you to think of punishment. Thinking of your horse as struggling to handle something difficult encourages you to help him through his distress."- The Concordia Connection

April 22, 2013

One of the biggest keys to success with clicker training, like any form of training, is about how to set things up to be successful before you actually do any training. Most people don’t think too much about what they wear to the barn as it pertains to clicker training, at least not until they find themselves in a pickle with the training not going well and wonder why.

I drive my daughters crazy when they are with me and I am shopping for clothes. They tell me that I am obsessed with pockets. I hate to say this, but it is true. As a clicker trainer I covet good pockets on clothes; pockets that permit smooth easy food delivery and are big. Pockets like this are NOT easy to find and are almost never to be found on clothing in the horse stores. I have taken to thinking outside the ‘tack box’ to find suitable clot...

December 2, 2012

I thought it was a good time to write about clothing for the clicker trainer. Winter is an especially trying time for us to find clothes that allow us to function well in the cold. Everyone knows how hard horse folk are to buy for and I hope to give you some suggestions for your clicker trainer friends that will earn you a click and a treat!

I drive my daughters crazy when I shop for clothes and they are with me. They tell me that I am obsessed with pockets. I hate to say this but it is true. As a clicker trainer I covet pockets on clothes, especially pockets that permit smooth, easy, food delivery. Pockets that do this are NOT easy to find and almost never found on clothing in the horse stores. I have taken to “thinking outside the tack shop” to find suitable clothing for clicker training. In this article, I...

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