Tricktraining with Tapioka!

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    06-14-2009, 05:57 AM
Tricktraining with Tapioka!

This is Tapi, my 2 years old haflinger mare. I bought here when she was 8 months old and our band is great! She's verry intelligent and learns fast. Sometimes I think she's a circus pony.

Little movie:

Whát is my crazy boss doing??


Flirting with the big boss!

Little thief...

Isn't it funny??


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    06-14-2009, 07:17 AM
That is truly FANTASTIC!!!

Besides your horse being gorgeous (haffies are one of my absolute favourite breeds!), and you doing such a great job with training, I absolutely LOVE the photography! They are stunning photos!

Just a quick question, do you just use food rewards or do you use a clicker as well? I do obedience with my golden retriever, and was thinking of starting clicker training with a small pony one day, just to see how it goes. Any tips would be great. I know lots in terms of dog training, but relating the similar principles to horses is something I've never had to do before, and there are obviously a few differences!
    06-14-2009, 07:37 AM
I use the clicker, than se get's food.
I first learned her what the clicker means. Click = food. Than I learned her that she had to waight for the food, so she didn't grab the food immidiately.

She knows click = food and she takes it carefully. I love the clicker because you can reward at the exact point of the exercice, when she's doing it perfectly. If you only use food, it's verry dificult to reward thát point of the exercise.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)
    06-14-2009, 08:11 AM
Love it =) Your horse looks really happy. Very intelligent, too. You can see it in her face.
    06-14-2009, 08:17 AM
She is doing great! Beautiful mare!

Loved the video also! Plus, it had a good music selection! Hehe.
    06-14-2009, 12:49 PM
Great photos! I'm very impressed - very good way to get a youngster thinking about training.
I loved the Black Beauty music on your video as well!
    06-14-2009, 03:27 PM
Beautiful mare! I love haflingers, such intelligent/cunning ponies, good to see it being put into good use here haha.
    06-14-2009, 03:50 PM

Ha - I thought you were talking about using the food Tapioca to trick train. I was thinking to myself "Heck, you can use tapioca to trick train me!" lol.

ADORABLE NAME!! cute!! What a beautiful mare, and you have done such an amazing job!!

I love her saddle pad too! What a smart girl you have and I am very impressed!

Fabulous pictures! You clearly love her very much!
    06-15-2009, 02:13 AM
Yess. She's my little star! I bought her around the time my father died... I've had so much love from the horse that time! She was me support.

And it's great to see how she loves the game. She's so smart. She comes up with new stuff all the time. I started with holding the ball. She starts picking everything that's possible.

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