Thursday, April 30, 2009

Targeting and Mugging

Yvonne, of Australia, clicker trains her Paso Fino and demonstrates targeting and how to deal with mugging.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Zedonk Mounting Block Lesson

Zeke, zedonk (zebra / donkey cross), has a mounting block lesson.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Clicker Training Jimmi, Horse

From Germany:

Jimmi is three years old, very curious and friendly. He wants to be near the handler and her food pouch and doesnt know yet that people want horses to keep some distance.

Some of the topics that came up: getting to know the comfort zone of people, taking food more carefully, keeping distance while being fed, standing besides the handler relaxed without fumbling or nipping looking straight forward, being touched at the head/mouth/halter without nipping or head shaking, relaxing while the handler holds on to the halter, yielding to pressure.

More Jimmi videos.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Second Session, Pony Pivoting on Platform

This is the pony's second session of learning to pivot on the platform. His first session was about 3-4 minutes long (video in the previous post), then about a week later, this session.

In the first session, I tipped his head with the lead rope, and put pressure on his hind end. In the second session, I didn't touch him, but used one hand at his head to indicate "come", and one hand towards the hind to indicate "move away".

He does well with clicker training.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Horse Pivot Platform

This pony (probably a Welsh / POA cross, not an Icelandic Horse :-)) is learning how to pivot on the platform; a good suppling exercise, and an extension of Parelli Natural Horsemanship's disengaging the hindquarters.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Clicker Training Horse Mugging

This video addresses horse mugging during clicker training; taking treats with manners.

Training Horse to Mounting Block

An educational video by Brenda, of about training a horse to stand at the mounting block for mounting.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Horse Pedestal Training

This young horse is being clicker trained to put his front feet on the pedestal and pivot around them.