Trick Training Help? "Smile!" - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 10-13-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 20
• Horses: 1
Trick Training Help? "Smile!"

I've recently started to get into trick training with my mare Bella, so far so good but..

I want to start teaching Bella to "smile" and eventually have her doing it on a verbal cue.. Does anyone have any tips to help me with teaching my mare to smile?
Docs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 10-13-2012, 11:57 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,143
• Horses: 3
Equilove is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 10-14-2012, 01:31 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 216
• Horses: 0
Tricktraining Tricktraining topic

About your question.
Some horses will do it if they smell something strange, then you can put a command on it. (I think that's the method of the video, I haven't watched it but read the discription).

An other way is to hold a treat in your hand an hold it in front of your horse's nose. When he will try to take it he moves his lips up, when he does that reward him with your voice and the treat. Do it over and over and over again and he will get that he has to put his lip up. Then you can work on holding his lip up longer=smile

Sorry! Bad english.. feel free to correct me (:
Reeltje is offline  
Reply

Tags
natural horsemanship , trick training

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome