Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #40 Hand Targets and Teaching Recall equine clicker 101 positive reinforcement - the basics r+ training target target training training

Utilizing our hands as targets is easy to teach and obviously convenient. In addition, pairing it with their name becomes is an easy way to teach a recall.

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #32 Take Your Horse From Liberty to Under Tack equine clicker 101 target target training training under saddle

As we begin training we often teach behaviors with our horses at liberty. This gives them a choice and provides us with a lot of information. But how do we move from liberty work to utilizing equipment while still giving our horses a voice? In this lesson I will discuss the different ways to...

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #31 Preparing to Take Your Training on the Road clicker equine clicker 101 equine positive reinforcement training target trailer trailer loading and travel trailer travel training

It is important to be sure that our horses understand and chose to focus on the things that we have taught them, even in new and distracting situations. I discuss ways to strengthen your horses focus and build reliability with your training.

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #26 Under Saddle Tools For the Spooky Horse equine clicker 101 spooky horse target training under saddle

Techniques for helping the spooky horse to focus under saddle. The key is that it is the horse’s choice to redirect his attention back to working with his rider. Often times we utilize equipment that controls a physical response, but the horses can remain in the same internal, emotionally...

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #25 Recognizing your Horseโ€™s Body Language clicker equine body language equine clicker 101 equine emotions equine facial expressions horse body language positive reinforcement training r+ training recognizing training

In this lesson, I discuss equine body language, facial expressions and the importance of recognizing when our horses go over threshold. These observations give us important information that we can use to improve our training. Our horses’ emotions are an important part of our relationship...

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #24 Clipping Can Be Fun for Your Horse clicker clipper shy horse desensitization equine clicker 101 target training

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...

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #19 A to Bโ€™s Useful and Fun Exercise for Your Horse clicker equine clicker 101 equine positive reinforcement training point a to b positive reinforcement - the basics positive reinforcement training r+ training target training

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 counter-conditioning desensitization equine clicker 101 horse emotions - horse behavior spooky horse systematic desensitization target training

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...

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #17 Teaching Your Horse to Go Forward, On the Ground and Under Saddle clicker equine clicker 101 equine positive reinforcement training forward movement positive reinforcement - the basics positive reinforcement training r+ training target training 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....

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #16 Traveling to New Places With Your Horse clicker equine clicker 101 target trailer trailer loading trailer loading and travel trailer travel training

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...

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #15 Teaching Your Horse To Travel in the Trailer clicker equine clicker 101 target trailer trailer loading trailer loading and travel trailer travel training

Trailer loading/traveling is actually a lot of behaviors all put together. So we are going to address how to use positive reinforcement for each of the different stages to ensure that the horse enjoys and understands each element. This time we introduce the trailer actually moving.

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #13 Trailer Loading Part One clicker equine clicker 101 target trailer trailer loading trailer loading and travel trailer travel training

Helping horses who have difficulty loading become more than compliant about this essential behavior but actually enjoy it by utilizing positive reinforcement training.

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #12 Reaching the Rescue, Untouchable or Abused Horse abused horse clicker equine clicker 101 relationship building target training untouchable/wild horse

Helping the rescue, feral, abused equine to go beyond acclimating to a life with humans, we will help them find their human interactions to be enjoyable utilizing positive reinforcement training. I address their fears, behavior and psychological state so that we can create a horse who is...

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #10 Mounting Made Easy clicker equine clicker 101 mounting mounting block training under saddle

Help your horse to enjoy holding still for mounting. We will discuss techniques to minimize fidgeting, sidling and walking away. This technique will help them to be solid for mounting out on the trail, at a show, basically anyplace, anytime.

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #4 Stationary Target and Shifting Context by Jeffers Pet clicker equine clicker 101 positive reinforcement - the basics target target training training

Shawna takes you through stationary targeting, shifting context and some pointers for horses who try to hard or are a little shut down using positive reinforcement.

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #3 What Is Targeting by Jeffers Pet clicker equine clicker 101 positive reinforcement - the basics target target training training

In this lesson we talk about what a target is as it relates to positive reinforcement training and why it is useful and then introduce it to our horses.

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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #2 Leading Our Way to Impulse Control by Jeffers Pet clicker equine clicker 101 equine positive reinforcement training manners manners on ground manners with food positive reinforcement - the basics positive reinforcement training r+ training training

We continue working on manners both on the ground and around food. However, we are going to take it a bit further and add movement. We will be reinforcing relaxation and downward transitions. Therefore we put a greater value on our horses choice to quiet their bodies AND minds. Overtime this...

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