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Getting Paid for Doing Nothing Part 2

Why do some horses that are fed treats become muggy? Usually, a horse is muggy, not because they are getting treats, but because the treats are fed indiscriminately. The horse gets treats for no apparent reason that he can see. There is no specific b...

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Getting Paid for Doing Nothing

For some folks this would be a dream come true, but what does this have to do with clicker training? Let’s start by looking at the idea of getting paid to do nothing. I even thought it might be fun… that is until I got to sit on a tractor and hel...

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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 the next step of turning into your human &...

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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 technique. Here’...

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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 safe. An empty plastic water bottle, t...

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Food Delivery Part 1: Thinking Outside the Box “Stall”

This series of lessons, showing you how to use the foundation lessons of Alexandra Kurland’s clicker training, though they appear very simple, were very carefully designed. If you progress systematically through them, you will see amazing results f...

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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’ the issues or star...

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Keeping it Positive

Now, let’s look at the horse you have and make a list of all the things he does that you would need to change to have him be your dream horse. Most of us would say “I don’t like it when my horse ………” When we look at behaviours most ...

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If Wishes Were Horses…

We would all ride our dream horse wouldn’t we? So, what would your dream horse look like? What would this dream horse be able to do? What would you like to feel confident doing with your dream horse? Be specific and let your imagination run wild. A...

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Clicker Gear

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 pertain...

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