Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #21 Teaching Your Horse to Cross Tie Like a Boss

In this podcast, we will work on using positive reinforcement to help our horses to be relaxed and happy in the cross ties. We will teach him how to respond to the sensation of being tied, whether a single tie or cross ties.

 

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #20 Really Free Free-Jumping

We discuss and practice free jumping…not with a chute and whip, but with the obstacle in the middle of an arena or paddock. We will utilize positive reinforcement to help horses enjoy and CHOOSE to jump. Most horses find it fun, and it stretches their topline, which is good for any horse!

 

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #19 A to B’s Useful and Fun Exercise for Your Horse

In this lesson, we bring how to teach 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 that 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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