5 Benefits of using a Shaping Plan in Horse Training

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Key to Success: make a Shaping Plan

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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

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

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

5 Tips to Improve the Bond with Your Horse

There are many things you can do to improve the relationship with your horse. Even if you already have a great relationship you can still implement these. 1. Listen to Your Horse Stop labeling your horse and start describing his … Continue reading

Improve your clicker training from the saddle

Many equine clicker trainers ask me: ‘How do you start clicker training under saddle?‘ and ‘Do you have a video of clicker training while riding?‘ They expect something spectaculair in a video. In this blog I explain one of the biggest … Continue reading

Tips for Clicker Training from the Saddle

Tips for clicker training your horse under saddle Continue reading