Monday, June 2, 2008

Pony Bow

This is how we plan to teach the pony to bow:

[] Targeting: touching the ball on the end of the stick, wherever it is placed; up, down, side, under, over, and follow it as we walk along.

[] Bringing the head between the legs by targeting the ball. Increase range.

[] At the right time, lift one leg and ask him to target the ball under his chest. (Lifting a leg can be an additional behavior that is worked on separately, if you want the horse to lift his own leg.)

Yesterday, I had lifted his leg and asked him to target the ball under him (last picture below), so we're already at that point.

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