5 Benefits of using a Shaping Plan in Horse Training

In positive reinforcement training we need our horse to think about what we want and to make a conscious decision to do it. We don’t push, pull, force or threaten our horse in the right direction and release the pressure, force … Continue reading

Key to Success: make a Shaping Plan

In shaping the trainer splits the goal behaviour into easy achievable steps for the horse. Each step is rehearsed and reinforced until the animal fully understands what is expected. Then the criterion will be raised and the next step towards … Continue reading

Clicker Training 101: Your first clicker session (including a step-by-step training plan)

When you are new to the idea of clicker training your horse you might ask yourself: How do I start? What do I need? Where do I buy these things? How do I teach my horse to respond to the … Continue reading

Key to success: make plans

What is a training plan? Is it really necessary to write it down? Isn’t that time consuming? These are the things people ask when I talk about training plans and shaping plans. How a training plan can help you (purpose) … Continue reading

Halter Your Horse in 3 Steps with Clicker Training

Write a shaping plan in 3 easy steps for every behaviour you want to clicker train. In this blog we write a plan for haltering Continue reading

Grass Training Step 1

Here is step 1 in your free mini course Grass Training. If you want to join our in depth 2-week online course, then click here. If you’re more of a DIY person and want the self paced course, click here. … Continue reading

What goes on in Grass Training for Horses?

What’s goin on in the grass training course and is it for me? Continue reading

No #1 Tip for Equestrians in Shedding Season

In one of the Facebook groups I am in, I posted a video of all the hair Kyra is shedding and I asked: ‘What is your number 1 tip in shedding season?’ Get a vacuum Lots of people replied with … Continue reading

Use Target Training for Horses two times more effectively

3 Levels of Targeting and other basic behaviours in clicker training horses Continue reading

Best Clicker Training Tip for Advanced Horse Trainers

Best tip for advanced equine clicker trainers! Continue reading

Step-by-step Guide to Teach Your Horse to Come When Called

This month Horse Rookie published another article that I’ve written for them. It’s a shaping plan to train your horse to respond to his name so that you can get him out of the pasture effortlessly. Why teach it The … Continue reading

Emotions in Horse Training

Do you recognize and accept feelings and emotions in riding and training your horse? How do you handle them? Or do you just ignore them because you have no idea what to do? Traditional training didn’t teach you, did it? Continue reading

6 steps to start riding with the clicker (5/6)

How to take positive reinforcement and use it in riding? I will share practical tips in other blogs, but let’s focus on preparation. How can you make yourself successful? Key Lesson for Riders #5: Emotions in Riding This is a … Continue reading

6 steps to start riding with the clicker (4/6)

How to take positive reinforcement and use it in riding? I will share practical tips in other blogs, but let’s focus on preparation. How can you make yourself successful? Key Lesson for Riders #4: Training Journal The only way to … Continue reading

6 steps to start riding with the clicker (3/6)

‘How do you implement clicker training under saddle?’, is a question many equestrians ask themselves. The answer is simple: the same way you implemented it from the ground! Sounds logical. How do we start best? First you have to learn the … Continue reading

6 Steps to Start Riding with Positive Reinforcement (1/6)

‘How do you implement clicker training under saddle?’, is a question many equestrians ask themselves. The answer is simple: the same way you implemented it from the ground. This can be very challenging because, once we are in the saddle, … Continue reading

How to Teach Your Horse to do Crunches with 100% R+

The body worker/chiropractor came by for Kyra a few weeks ago. She wasn’t walking well and her back is swaying (sags). In this blog I share my shaping plan and point out most common pitfalls in teaching your horse to … Continue reading

How to Multiply Your Time at The Barn

“You multiply your time by giving yourself the emotional permission to spent time on things today that wil give you more time tomorrow”. This is a quote from Rory Vaden’s TedX talk How to Multiply Your Time. I want to … Continue reading

6 Things That You Might Not Know About Clicker Training (5/6)

In this series I will be sharing 6 interesting facts I didn’t know about when I started using positive reinforcement in training animals. This is part 5. I like this one! Some of these are common misunderstandings people have about … Continue reading

6 Things You Might Not Know About Clicker Training (2/6)

In this series I will be sharing 6 interesting facts I didn’t know about when I started using positive reinforcement in training animals. This is part 2. Read also part 1 and part 3. Some of these are common misunderstandings … Continue reading