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post #1 of 9 Old 01-29-2013, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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Trick Training Progress

Title says it all Been working on tricks more now with my recent tendonitis and -40 temperatures!

Hope we made you smile!

PS: yes I'm aware youtube chose the WORST clip in the video to use as the screenshot :)
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Very cute! :)

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Agree. Very cute. Have you tried to get him to stop getting up when he is in a sitting position?

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post #4 of 9 Old 01-29-2013, 11:27 AM
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That is ADORABLE! I love it :)
It looks like you're using food rewards - all for that - but another way to teach them to roll over or lay down with clicker work is to spray them with a hose so they'll roll, then click and treat right when they lay down and using a verbal cue like "lay down" when you see them just about to drop. Repeating this a few times.

Either way you and your pony are adorable! I love watching people enjoy their ponies
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Thanks! Wierdest pony in the world - she doesn't roll. Practically never on her own. Can work her into a food sweat and turn her loose in the arena, will not roll. Even after bathes last summer, nada. Spring mud however has covered her head to tail...

I'm usually not a treat person, trick training is the only time I feed them by hand and as soon as I show her my flat empty hand she stops expecting them. With some horses treats are a bad idea, Justus has never pushed or gotten lippy because I only use them for tricks!
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-29-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Cherie - yes, I can halt Justus from standing at any point :) she'll stay on her belly and go back on her side if I ask, but this video I just wanted to show the new trick and allowing Justus to stand again is just as much of a reward as the cookie so I cued her to stand by lifting the lead and kissing
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-29-2013, 09:42 PM
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Very nice!

I wish I had an indoor arena today. It was -36 with the windchill (I'm in Sask).
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-29-2013, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, mother nature is not being kind to the prairies this year! Hopefully the cold snap breaks soon!
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-29-2013, 09:51 PM
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What a sweetie! Loved this video... please post more on your progress :)
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