Sunday, July 27, 2008

Teaching Pony to Follow Ball

We are teaching the pony to follow the ball, with clicker training. At first he would not follow it alone, we had to walk beside him. He is a lead-line pony, so that may be ingrained from his training. After a little practice, he would take a few steps to follow the ball alone. We are working on extended his thread, so that he will go out and away a little further as we progress. He is at liberty, the gate is open, he can leave at any time. When we get good consistency at length of travel, we will add a little speed to it. It will be fun to see him trot to the ball!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Trailer Loading with Clicker Training

A few videos showing trailer loading a horse with clicker training, in which a previously non-cooperative horse is loading at liberty:

Clipping with Clicker Training

Videos showing clipping your horse with clippers, aided by clicker training:

Babre Annabel Lee

Babre Annabel Lee
March 19, 1976 – July 20, 2008

Annie, a purebred Crabbet Arabian, was a gift from a dear friend whose situation made it difficult for her to keep her in a restful retirement.

At my place, she had everything she could want—her own space to move in, attentive owners, green grass in summer and warmed water in winter. And people, who would come out and play with her. Annie enjoyed the occasional ride, and we had been working on balance and transitions. Her favorite things were grazing, being brushed and fussed over, grazing, walking with her person, grazing, clicker games, and did I say grazing?

A grand old lady who had a full life, Annie was loved and gave lots of love in return, and will be greatly missed.

Barbara M
Foster, RI

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pointing to a Leg for Leg Lift

This is Captain, a four-year-old Haflinger gelding, practicing clicker training. He is learning to lift his leg when it is tapped. This will be faded back to pointing to the leg.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pony Holding Flag

I was trying to teach the pony to hold the flag in his mouth, with clicker training. The dogs are usually wondering in and out of the picture. This time it was at the wrong moment!

At least we got a fraction of a second of him holding the flag.

ClickRyder Clicker Horses

If you belong to the ClickRyder email discussion group, called ClickRyder at YahooGroups, you can add your name to the new YahooGroups map:

You do not have to give out your street address or any private information. You can input your website address for your profile page.

The ClickRyder group is located at

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bridleless Riding

Riding with a neckrope on a horse, lateral work:

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Judy Ryder, Clicker Celebrity

Celebrity of the Month, Judy Ryder:

Young Icelandic Horse Training

This young Icelandic Horse is building tons of brain neurons by exposure to different types of learning activities: