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    11-09-2012, 08:19 PM
  #11
Showing
You could also introduce agility. Just google horse agility and lots of info will turn up. It sharpens the groundwork and relieves the monotony for the horse. I had to laugh at myself the other day when it dawned on me my horse isn't being challenged. He's tried all sorts of ways to tell me he's bored. I wasn't getting it. Who's teaching whom?
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    11-09-2012, 08:40 PM
  #12
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Lol Saddlebag - you're so right! My little pony is just like that - we've been doing a bit of agility but I'm too lazy to pull all the weeds out of my riding area so we haven't been able to do much at liberty out there yet xD
     
    11-09-2012, 09:02 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Good suggestion. He likes doing obstacles under saddle so agility should be fun for him too!
     
    11-09-2012, 11:47 PM
  #14
Yearling
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Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
So, seriously, why do you feel that way? Elaborate please.
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I should really not bother you all. If you enjoy this kind of thing, if it gets you out of the house, that's great. But wouldn't you be better off with a dog? If you want to go jogging with it and teach it tricks, and chase each other around, just get a dog.
     
    11-10-2012, 10:55 AM
  #15
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What else would you suggest I do with my pony? He's too small to ride and has a broken rib from a previous bad owner - so he can't drive. He packs light weight lunch boxes for us when we go on hikes - but that's no better than what a dog can do.

I honestly don't comprehend you're argument - we're discussing a style of learning, which can be done by any species. Are you under the false idea that clicker training is only for unmounted work? Because that's wrong. Clicker training can be used to teach any skill. Using clicker training you can teach them anything - including what every other training style teaches for mounted work, but so much more than that too.
We aren't limited to pressure and release.
You clearly didn't watch the videos I posted for you, as most of them involve mounted work as well - which I'm fairly certain you can't do with a dog.
My mare I use CT for mounted work, she's large and sound enough to carry a rider so she will be taught those skills. She's doing pretty fantastic too :) And every time I put her bridle on she gets excited and goes right over to the fence for me to get on. She knows she's going to learn some new skills and is excited to figure out what new skill she needs to learn to get the reward.

So saying that using clicker training we're better off getting a dog, you clearly don't understand what clicker training actually is.
It is a way of learning and can be used to teach anything a horse can physically do - anything. Please educate yourself on the subject before you go smashing it. Just cause it works for dogs doesn't mean it's limited to dogs - if you look at the first link I posted the woman who I've learned from (from her videos) worked with marine animals too.
     
    11-10-2012, 11:08 AM
  #16
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
I should really not bother you all. If you enjoy this kind of thing, if it gets you out of the house, that's great. But wouldn't you be better off with a dog? If you want to go jogging with it and teach it tricks, and chase each other around, just get a dog.
So you're saying that you don't like clicker training "because its dumb" and that's the whole extent of your argument? Talk about "useless and non-productive"! If you don't like clicker training then explain yourself instead of just posting something unhelpful and snarky.
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    11-11-2012, 12:42 AM
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Yearling
PunksTank-Yes I watched about 30 seconds of each. Just not my thing, it wasn't that awesome to me.


DancingArabian-I don't think I said it was "dumb", and I don't have an argument. Just stating that it's useless and non-productive, in other words it doesn't make a horse better, safer, or handier. If you like liberty work and trick training it might be a fun past-time
     
    11-11-2012, 08:07 AM
  #18
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At this point its not even worth a well though out reply trying to educate. You clearly havent read a single thing. Its not only about liberty work - it can be used toteach a horse anything. Including being safer and "handier" - whatever that's supposed to mean. It's a learning style, not just a group of tricks. It can be used to teach a horse to ride or drive, to do anything a horse is physically capable of doing. You don't need to use it, but don't go trashing it when you clearly don't even know what it is.
     
    11-11-2012, 10:43 PM
  #19
Foal
Ah, wonderful! Some other interested clicker people! Great! I am new to this forum, since I recently emigrated to Canada. And I love to see other people using clicker training.

More usefull sites with lots of information are:

The Clicker Center
http://www.clickertraining.com/files/
Stale Cheerios: Horse Clicker Training
Hannah Dawson Equine | Horse Clicker Training (also online courses)
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I also teach clicker training (http:hippologic.nl). ;) I love it! You can achieve so quickly, so much. If you have a few skills. But it can be learned. My horse loves it too. It is more a two way communication. I like it. You have to be very observant to your horses behaviour and I learned so much since I began in 1999. And every day I am learning more.
     
    11-11-2012, 11:28 PM
  #20
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
PunksTank-Yes I watched about 30 seconds of each. Just not my thing, it wasn't that awesome to me.


DancingArabian-I don't think I said it was "dumb", and I don't have an argument. Just stating that it's useless and non-productive, in other words it doesn't make a horse better, safer, or handier. If you like liberty work and trick training it might be a fun past-time
How did you arrive to the conclusion that it doesn't make a horse better, safer or handier? Isn't that subjective? To some people a horse that you can work with at liberty is better than a cutting horse, or a dressage horse or a reiner or whatever else. Not everyone can or wants to ride and liberty training is the extent of what they can do.

How is engaging in what even you admit may be a fun pastime useless and non productive if the whole point of a fun pastime is FUN?

Some people like to engage their horses differently, or more in depth than you can by riding and groundwork.

It's fine to have an opinion on something but why bother to try to post against something, which may dissuade someone from giving it a go, if you've got nothing more than that you don't like it?
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