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    09-16-2011, 05:32 PM
Clicker training

My friend has been showing me and my ponies the basics , teaching them to touch a target but we have also took my young gelding over a square of scary plastic bubble wrap using click and treat and also got my mare who won't step over plastic drain pipe poles to happily accept stepping over them in walk and trot.

Who else trains using this method and what have you acheieved using it.

I am looking for some new ideas too :)
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    09-16-2011, 11:10 PM
I have used clicker training to help a horse with the fearful things. I don't always use it as the horse will begin to focus on the treat rather than the trainer. Tonight I put a felt cinch on a nervous horse's back. As soon as I clicked he relaxed and knew it would be ok. Then he got his treat. He has to be polite and sometimes wait for it. If you need things to do with your ponies, google horse agility. There are some wonderful ideas with easily set up obstacles.
    09-20-2011, 04:16 PM
I use positive reinforcement(clicker) training. I have used it for everything from husbandry behaviors such as handling feet, clipping to trailer loading, de-spooking exercises, to flying lead changes and jumping water. I actually learned the proven behavior principles while I was training whales and dolphins at Sea World and introduced it to the equestrian world back in 1994. I have worked with Olympic gold medalists, olympic coach, international competitors as well as back yard enthusiasts and pony clubs. If you would like to learn more or to get more ideas go to: Shawna Karrasch and On Target Training | Positive Reinforcement Clicker Training | Horse Training
    09-21-2011, 11:37 AM
I have used clicker training to train to pick up feet, ground tie, load into a trailer, free jumping, to stop nipping/biting for food, calm behaviour in scary situations, walk over scary objects etc.

Ideas I still want to do with my horse: teach to play fetch, play soccer, clicker lunging - training to go long and low on the lunge, extend and collect, stand square as well as a variety of other things. The possibilities are endless!

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