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    11-08-2012, 08:00 AM
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Green Broke
Clicker training resources wanted

Now that its winter, I get to the barn just in time for the sun to set. I am looking for a new activity that we could do on days I don't feel like riding but still want to do something engaging so clicker training came to mind.

Does anyone have recommendations on materials or websites or anything in how to get started?
Any tips or pieces of advice are welcome too.
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    11-08-2012, 01:19 PM
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    11-08-2012, 07:27 PM
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Yes! If you're on Facebook join the group "clicker training horses" run by Peggy Hogan. I would also suggest joining the Art of Natural Dressage forum (google search will find it). I have an interactive educational site in progress whh.wildapricot.org that you can make a free account for (just keep in mind it's a work in progress). I also do video lessons and email or phone consults. You can also find me on FB at facebook.com/wildhearthorsemanship
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    11-09-2012, 08:29 AM
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    11-09-2012, 04:10 PM
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Welcome to the wonderful world of CT xD I absolutely love it!! Here are the sources I used to learn how.

There are 3 videos here that are a good over view of the ideas and how to maintain manners (so you don't get a rude horse):
Video 1

This ones a kind of overview of how it all works:
Shawna Karrasch and On Target Training | Positive Reinforcement Clicker Training | Horse Training

This blog has detailed descriptions and videos on pretty much anything you can teach your horse with a clicker xD
On The Ground : On Target Training with Shawna Karrasch

This is about CT to teach a horse to stand, but it's a great channel to dig through

This is a great video too, she lets her horse get a little pushier than I like, don't be disuaded by that - that was just her own choice

There are so many!! Youtube is a great place to learn it (and learn what not to do ;) Just remember to maintain manners and it'll be SO fun!! Once you have the basic principles you can teach them everything!
     
    11-09-2012, 04:20 PM
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Green Broke
Thanks :)

He has excellent ground manners - we've done all the Clinton Anderson stuff. I've even got him with two different modes of stopping on vocal cue. I could see though how it could end up being a problem if someone doesn't keep up with it. He's getting bored with the same exercises!
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    11-09-2012, 04:25 PM
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That's fantastic! But once you start feeding treats the horse is going to be looking for ways to get the food our of your hand - if the food is delivered while he's invading your space or doing some other unwanted thing you'll be reinforcing the wrong thing. So you'll need to be sure not to skip the first step of teaching them how to take the treat (it also teaches them click=treat) that they need to turn their head away from you and be standing respectfully before they get their treat. I also find it helps to always feed the treat arm's length away and by putting the treat behind their chin, so they need to lean or step back to get the treat - it just reinforces that personal space thing.
     
    11-09-2012, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
Now that its winter, I get to the barn just in time for the sun to set. I am looking for a new activity that we could do on days I don't feel like riding but still want to do something engaging so clicker training came to mind.

Does anyone have recommendations on materials or websites or anything in how to get started?
Any tips or pieces of advice are welcome too.
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Just google "useless non-productive training" somethin should come up
     
    11-09-2012, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
Just google "useless non-productive training" somethin should come up
You clearly haven't seen well clicker trained horses. I have found it's worked wonders for my horses - not saying other methods aren't great too, but I have seen fast, effective and Yes, Useful skills learned.
It's greatly helped my fearful mare overcome her fear of new places, it's helped my aggressive pony learn to deal with people - and has even taught him to unmounted agility!! The only reason he does unmounted agility is cause he's tiny!
Clicker training is a positive, enjoyable way (for both human and horse) to learn any skill you can imagine. Want your horse to yield their hind end? Front end? Side pass? Back up? Walk and trot on lead? Walk and trot on lunge? Lunge without a line? Piaffe? Want to do it all without the use of tack? Want the horse to look forward to training?
There are 4 ways animals (and humans) learn
1) Negative punishment - being punished for doing the wrong thing (a smack for an attempted bite)
2) Positive Punishment - removal of something good for doing the wrong thing (taking food away from a horse who gets too pushy)
3) Negative reinforcement - removal of something negative for giving the right response (applying pressure, relieving it when they move away)
4) Positive reinforcement - Addition of something positive when they do something right (giving a treat for the desired response)
Personally I find the best thing to do is mix and match all 4 types depending on the circumstance - but don't knock just one style just because you don't know about it :)

The reason we use a clicker (I just make a smooch noise so I don't need to carry a clicker) is because it clearly marks the exact move you want the horse to do and buys you time to get the treat out. This is especially beneficial for doing mounted clicker training, as you can't give them a treat when they're trotting xD but if you click during the trot, they know that's what you want.
You could also use something other than treats - but it needs to be something the horse really enjoys - my mare has a seriously itchy belly and would do anything for a belly scratch. In fact, before CT, she would paw at her belly - out of concern I'd rub it to see what was wrong, then she'd make her happy face. This effectively taught her that if she paws her belly I'll scratch it - took a while to unteach that, but it's the same principle as CT. :P
I'd also like to add - no time spent with a horse is useless.

Here are some fantastic videos of the wonderful things you can do with CT
This girl is fantastic with her horse!! It's amazing, she does mounted and unmounted skills:

And example of teaching a horse Passage and Piaffe with clicker training:

This is actually a girl who's on this forum - I hope to be as good as her someday with my ponies ^^

CT works wonders for people who take the time to do it right - and it can be as useful or useless as any other training method depending on the trainer and the skills your training.
     
    11-09-2012, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
Just google "useless non-productive training" somethin should come up
How is it useless and non-productive?

You shouldn't make a comment like that and not back it up if you want your opinion heard and considered. If you don't want your opinion heard and considered then why even post it in the first place? Wouldn't THAT be "useless and non-productive"?

So, seriously, why do you feel that way? Elaborate please.
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