With a rare moment at home, Monty hoped to enjoy a nice ride, but her horse had other ideas, forcing her to change her expectations for the day. It happens…
Monty Gwynne takes Equispeak positive reinforcement training to a packed house of clinic attendees at the Mane Event, and now she’s headed to Europe.
This article showcases some photos and videos from fun intermediate clinics in Ontario. The clinics had amazing people who embraced the work and ran with it
We started to play with how to do horse things in more of a dog way. Why wouldn’t we? After all, we are out of the box thinkers to start with.
My hope for the next 150 years is that all animal training becomes more aware of the animal’s intelligence and treats them as the sentient beings they are.
There were participants in this clinic a bit further along so it was great fun for the beginners to be able to see further into the future of Equispeak™.
In the new format for the clinics, I give the participants a set of behaviours that they can take away and use in their daily work with their horses.
The pulling things and getting used to the harness were also gradually introduced and Eggo was free to say ‘no’ to any part of the process.
Later that day while I was cleaning the barn I was thinking about the frame of reference idea, and suddenly I knew why I didn't interrupt the 'meeting'.
A big part of my dream for many years is finally realized. My farm’s boarders are now ALL clicker trainers. It is so cool to go out to the barn and hear clicks and see food delivered and horses praised. There is no tension in the barn, no negative thoughts, just happy positive interactions going […]