Thanks Shawna! It was fantastic meeting you too, you really helped me sort everything out - things have been going so much smoother after the clinic :)
Revel is really such a good boy, but his mind is a little too active :P I had to padlock his stall, he's managed to open every clip I've tried! So he's working on just some targeting stuff now - get him thinking about something productive. :)
Tank is doing GREAT!! I can't even begin to say how happy I am. I hung a target up in her stall, I taught her to touch and stay on it, now she has to touch and stay on it while I dump her meals - so it's huge reinforcement when she does it right. Now she loves her target, you were right about them going to their target when they're afraid. I think I figured out why her fan upsets her so much too - she can't hear what's happening around the barn and gets surprised easily. This morning I walked by her stall with her fan on, obviously she didn't hear me coming because she jumped, but she ran and touched her target! Usually she huffs and puffs for several minutes before settling down :) She's also calming down in general going in and out. I'm going to start introducing 'scary' objects and getting her comfortable with them, in hopes of just building her confidence as a whole - even though most objects don't bother her.
Viking is doing great!! I'm so proud of him, he's got targeting solid now, just touching it, not following or staying on it yet. But he has a more pressing issue with getting his feet done that I'm working on now. It was funny, I thought the trouble would be picking up his foot, but the trouble was just facing away from him! He was backing up for several minutes, trying to get me back where he thought I ought to be. But I just stuck with him and waited for him to stop and stand still and C+T. Once he got that he needed to just stay still I worked on picking up his fronts, heavily reinforcing while they were up. He's not great - he really doesn't trust people much and giving away a foot is pretty dangerous - but he's trying. He also let me clean his sheath today for the first time!! Thank goodness!
I wish I had more time, my little pony Punkin' is very jealous, he figures out my games faster than any of the others - I just haven't got the time, and it's a million degrees out. :P when it cools off I'm going to work on doing little jumps with him! :)
I love coming to this thread too, such great information and friendly people :) I recommend it to everyone interested in CT!