Welcome to class, Clicker Training Class! Learn the fundamentals of positive reinforcement training (clicker training) in this unique hands-on podcast. A pioneer in this training, Shawna Karrasch takes you step by step through an explanation and exercises you can practice with your horse while listening to the podcast. Joining this class is easy, just click play. Part of the Horse Radio Network.

Listen below! Also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #24 Clipping Can Be Fun for Your Horse

Using positive reinforcement we can teach our horses to not only stand quietly, but to actually look forward to the clipping process. We will utilize systematic desensitization and counterconditioning. They sound like big words but it is a simple and useful tool to have in your toolbox for lots of situations, beyond clipping.
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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #19 A to B’s Useful and Fun Exercise for Your Horse

In this lesson we being teaching our horses to go from point A to Point B. This is useful for exercise, for teaching your horse to go away from you, to trailer load, and for teaching your horse to jump or go over obstacles.
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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #18 Dealing With Spooky Objects

Horses often times find unfamiliar things scary. In this lesson we will discuss(and practice) how to help your horse to perceive new things as good instead of worrisome. Technically speaking, it is called systematic desensitization and counter conditioning. It is a fantastic tool for all sorts of new objects, events and situations.
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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #17 Teaching Your Horse to Go Forward, On the Ground and Under Saddle

Many people struggle with good ways to motivate their horse to go forward…to WANT to go forward when asked. In this lesson we discuss ways to help your horse go forward. By utilizing positive reinforcement we put something in it the the horse wants and values and this is a game changer. We will discuss how to use targets and liberty leading to get your horse to respond to traditional cues. The process will change your horse’s association with this behavior. We will also discuss how to fade these tools so that your horse will happily respond to your cues.
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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #16 Traveling to New Places With Your Horse

The trailer is only part of the equation. Teaching your horse to be relaxed, settled and focused in new places is crucial for creating a good experience. Often times this element is overlooked. Yet, the fear of new places and things can become the impetus for your horse to refuse to load in the trailer. In class today, we will discuss (and practice)ways to make the destinations a fun experience for both you and your horse.
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