Clicking with the Pony Fairy

My name is Monty Gwynne, but I am better known as "The Pony Fairy." As the only Canadian-approved Alexandra Kurland 'Click That Teaches' instructor, I have used clicker training for the past 15 years. For three decades before that, I successfully trained horses and their humans using conventional means. So, why did I change my training methods? Simply put, it works better and faster, but, more importantly, it builds great relationships, and is fun for the horse and trainer. Clicker training produces an eager, interactive animal, who is engaged in the learning, a horse who wants to be with you.

In this blog, I will provide foundation lessons, then expand on these teachings to show you how to train anything you can imagine. I hope you will join me each week and start to build a great relationship with your horse through clicker training. I look forward to your questions and comments!

Please note that the opinions and methods expressed on this blog are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Horse Publications Group.

Catching Up With The Pony Fairy

As the old saying goes, ‘Time flies when you are having fun’. Well not all of these past few months have been fun, a lot has for sure, but it has sure flown by. Valor’s leg injury was looking good…

Be Ready for an Emergency

Well as they say, the best laid plans of mice and men… I had great intentions to get out several blogs, but as they also say…life happens. My two-year-old, Valor, managed to get a hind leg hung up in the…

Cavalia Click That Teaches Clicker Clinic

Sooo it’s been a while since I blogged and many exciting things have happened! There have been two clinics and “U” is coming along nicely too and will post some videos of him soon. I was waiting to get photos…

Inspired By Our Peers

I have great news to share with you all. I am helping out Alexandra Kurland, my mentor, at a clicker clinic at Cavalia in Quebec at their home farm this coming week and have been busy prepping for that. If…

‘U’ and ‘V’

Usually this blog is about ‘U’ but this week we are going to talk about ‘V’ or Valor. I wanted to talk a bit about him this week as a comparison to ‘U’. Valor is my not yet two, two-year-old…

“U” Part Three

As promised, I will have the after leading video in here for you to compare with the before one from an earlier blog. I hope you can see the start of the change in enthusiasm and energy being put forth…

“U” Part Two

So, I hope all of you had a look at the video clip from the last blog. I’m pretty sure a lot of you out there may have looked at the video and thought ‘I don’t see any issue here,’…

The Story of “U”

So, at long last here is the first installment in the story of ‘U’ my recently acquired 14-year-old Lusitano gelding. He had spent most of his life, the last seven or so years at least, travelling and doing shows. He…

New Year, New Horse

Happy New Year and welcome to 2015.  With a new year comes a new blog topic. Late in 2014, I was given a lovely horse, “U” and he will be the topic for the most part for the blog for…

The End to a Great Year

I’d like to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a positive New Year. I also wanted to thank Horse Canada for publishing my articles. I will only be doing the blog this coming year, so those…

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