Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #1 – A New Way of Communicating and Bridge Signals – by Jeffers Pet

An important element of horse training and equine behavior is communication. As we introduce positive reinforcement (R+) training techniques, we will first focus on teaching the bridge signal (for our purposes, we will use a clicker). Through this process, we will also practice manners around food and discuss relaxation. In addition, I will talk about why R+ is a super effective and fun way to work with your horse. Listen in…

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  1. Melanie S Watson 10/23/2018 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    That was fun to listen to Shawna! 🙂

  2. Darlene DeMayo 11/02/2018 at 1:20 am - Reply

    We need 10’s of people listening in on these podcast! They are excellent. WOW… I love you too Melanie and watch all your videos on yt *:D

  3. Sharon Worona 01/09/2019 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Shawna!
    I just discovered this podcast on FB and LOVED listening to it today!
    I am wondering if the video clip of the session with you and the horse is somewhere to watch or is it in your DVD’s?

  4. Mary Anna 03/05/2019 at 4:36 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Shawna, and Jeffers. Lovey, I trained to put her feet down as fast as possible when I taught her to pick them up, and I asked you to help me know what I was doing wrong. We followed your help and from then on it worked well. She was not weaned yet, but happily left Mom and friends and come into another area with me to learn more. She was leading beside me beautifully just for the click and treat…then I introduced halter and lead rope. The first time I trimmed her feet, she was amazing. An edge had turned in on one back foot and I was working on getting it nipped off, which took a couple extra nips. I just clicked with each nip and she stayed so patiently and when I put it down I told her how great she was as I gave her the treats. I had been cleaning them with click and treat prior until I felt she was ready for her first trim. I did all four and it worked great.

    I’ve bought a 9 year old donkey gelding, Hunk. He is Lovey’s best bud and paddock mate now Lovey is 6 years old now. I plan to train and drive them as a team. They are 14.2hh – Lovey is red roan and white, and Hunk is white.

    Then there is Coco. She is 6 years old. She was raised well to 3, and then, sadly, miss handled and lost trust in humans. We have improved a great deal and are still working on it with new things. Coco is 13.2hh and I plan to teach her to drive and then ride.

    I’m working my way through this equine clicker 101 course…10 lessons behind. Thanks so much for that being possible.

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