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Working with Fearful Horses

This is my contribution to #Train4Rewards challenge. Ollie is a fearful horse.  I’ve said for years that he’s afraid of air or that he’s neurotic, although the word “neurotic” can’t really be applied to horses and that word is also … Continue reading

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Have I Mentioned That I Love Clicker-Trained Horses?

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Have I mentioned that I just love clicker-trained horses (or any animal, really)? I needed to treat Atticus with White Lightning today. (I’d say “soak” because it’s easy, but “soak” is not the right word. It’s more of a “gassing” … Continue reading

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Atty and Forward Motion, 6-14-13

Today we played with training forward motion without pressure. This is the last two minutes or so of a 22-minute session. We started with clicking and treating one step, then two, then three. I also treat for position, so that … Continue reading

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Atty with Side Door Closing, 5-2-13

In this session, which lasted approximately 20 minutes, I have raised the criteria to include closing the side door. The butt bar is up and the back doors are closed. At the very beginning, I closed the door almost to … Continue reading

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Atty Coming Off the Trailer, 2-16-13

Here is Atticus coming off the trailer forward after backing onto the trailer using a pedestal. I really want him to go slowly here so that he can be sure of his foot placement and the use of his core. … Continue reading

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