Clicker Training for Horses
Clicker training is a method of training using positive reinforcement.
Many methods of training are based on the horse moving away from discomfort as a reward. Clicker training allows you to pinpoint and reward desirable behavior. As a result the horse doesn’t have to try ten ‘wrong things’ before it gets it right. The one ‘right’ thing it does is rewarded and the undesirable behaviors ignored.
With positive reinforcement horses become very eager students and lessons are quickly learned.
What can you teach a horse with Clicker Training?
You can teach a horse anything with Clicker Training.
It's a great method for colt starting as well for the older horse.
You can use clicker training to break a horse to ride or drive.
It's a great way to build up confidence and create a more calm and relaxed horse.
For the rider, clicker training is a great tool to refine and 'polish' dressage movements or teach the horse that great whoa, the fast turn and smooth backing up.
The possibilities are endless.
Do you have a problem horse?
A horse that is hard to catch, too pushy, head shy or just scared for anything around?
A horse that is difficult with the farrier, loading in the trailer or to deworm?
With clicker training you can change this fast in a gentle way.
In no time the horse that used to run away from you, will come running towards you, happy to be with you.
The horse that used to bump into you or push you over, will turn into a horse that shows respect for your personal space.
You will be able to pet and bridle the head shy horse and the spooky horse will walk confident anywhere without the nervous jumping around.
Your horse will stand nice and polite for the farrier, will load calmly and the struggle during deworming is over forever!
All this and more is possible when you use clicker training for your horse.
There is no problem that can't be solved with clicker training.
And of course it's not only for horses.
Also mules, donkeys and miniature horses will turn into those eager students who can't wait for you to come and work with them.
A clicker trained horse is a very happy horse!
The only thing you have to do is learn how to become a good clicker trainer with solid skills.
And here is where we come in!
We will help you learn how to use the clicker training with your equine partner.
On the page Clicker Training lessons & Clinics you will find all the information how to start.
Don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an E-mail with any question you have about clicker training for horses and lessons. We also give Skype lessons.