Atty Trailer Loading in A Thunderstorm, Session #86, 6-18-13

I was going to up the criteria myself by building on yesterday’s session and see if I could get the butt bar hooked. However, Mother Nature had other plans.

This clip is of the very last bit of a session that lasted just under 9 minutes.

In the middle of a thunderstorm, we worked on just that dealing with that “upping” of criteria. Considering how awful the weather was a week ago when we HAD to ride in the trailer, this was good practice. Atty was a bit unnerved by the storm. When we left the trailer and went back to the paddock, Atty trotted to the hay box under shelter!

He walked out with me to the trailer without the target and he could have turned the other way and gone to grass instead.

In spite of the distractions, I am pleased that he waited for me to get into position for the back-off cue even if he rushed it a bit.

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About Laurie Higgins

I play with clicker training - with my horses, dogs, and cats. I also attempt to grow vegetables with the hope of one day being able to feed my family from my garden. My daughter and I are learning ballroom dancing. Well, we were. But she left me for a paying horse job, so now my husband and I are learning ballroom dancing. I'm also now helping Peggy Hogan, of Clicker Training Horses (and The Best Whisper is a Click) to teach people how to train their own horses using "clicker training".
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