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Deworming Prep: Part 1

Let’s look this week at how clicker training can help every day issues like deworming. Is your horse easy to deworm or does he run at the sight or smell of the dewormer tube? Again a lot of where you…

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My Mother Dresses Me Funny: Part 2

So let’s continue on from last week’s blog… After a week’s worth of practicing you should be ready to bet that $100! Once this ‘going to the target’ behaviour is solid and predictable (see the Eggo stationary targeting video in…

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My Mother Dresses Me Funny: Part 1

Seems winter is upon us, here in Alberta at least, and that means the daily chore for some of us of blanketing. Being inherently lazy or maybe just being the kind of person who likes chores to be efficient or…

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Mat Work: Part 1

Why on earth would I want to teach my horse to stand on a mat? At first glance, it seems like an easy enough thing to do, and perhaps it is, if you only look at the “big picture” and…

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Targeting: Part 2

It is time to play with your human “horse” again for the next part of food delivery. This next step is one that helps develop space management of your horse by using food delivery. We are going to add in…

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Targeting: Part 1

I hope you had fun practicing you food delivery mechanical skills. You will be happy to know we are ready to get your horse started on targeting. You should be getting very fluid and confident in your basic food delivery/target…

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Food Delivery Part 2: Time to Target

What now? The horse, right? No, not yet! Now that you have your food delivery skills perfected, it’s time to add another new skill: handling a target. A target can be anything that is easy to hold and is horse…

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Building a Solid Foundation with Foundation Lessons

All good training begins with a solid foundation. Just like building a house, if the foundation isn’t solid there will be issues with the structure later on and you will have to either put Band-Aid solutions in place to ‘fix’…

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