Lola, a clicker trained PMU foal ADOPTED TO TAMMY IN CALIFORNIA!
WHAT: Clicker training is based on the use of positive reinforcement and has been proven as a successful training method with marine mammals, dogs, cats, horses, zoo animals and even fish! We use a marker signal, the clicker, to mark a moment that the animal does something right and then reward them with food, praise or a favorite game. Learning to break skills down into small and achievable steps makes learning less frustrating for the animal and they learn that the process is enjoyable. The end result is a positive relationship between human and horse and a tool that can enable horse owners to safely and humanely teach their horses to become wonderful partners no matter what discipline.
HOW: Keri’s goal is to teach you how to teach your horse. This begins with learning the mechanical skills behind clicker training and if needed, basic rope handling techniques. You will then learn how to teach your horse basic foundation skills that involve learning how to be polite around food and basic manners. Depending on the horse, clicker training can then be used for:
Creating enrichment for stall bound horses
Building confidence for fearful horses
Teaching basic manners such as standing at the mounting block, tying, standing for the farrier, trailer loading, leading, veterinary procedures, etc.
Increasing motivation in “lazy” horses and as a calming tool for “hot” horses
Videos: MORE COMING SOON!
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