Training with Positives: The Clicker Way

What is clicker Training?



Horses are intelligent animals. They are eager to learn and eager to please. This web site will show you how to use their intelligence to create the horse of your dreams.

To create this learning magic we use a small plastic clicker. The clicker makes a distinctive sound when you click it. It tells your horse "Yes, that is what I want you to do", and it promises him a reward for a job well done. The clicker acts like the click of a camera, marking the exact moment he has done what you like.

Note: once your horse understands what the clicker means, you'll switch to a tongue click so your hands are free for other things.

Clicker training uses a "Yes Answer" signal to tell your horse when he has done something right. It pairs that "Yes Answer" with a reward, so he is encouraged to repeat that good behavior again. Clicker training is a Positive Training method that creates happy, enthusiastic, what-can-I-do-for-you-horses.
What can you teach with Clicker Training?
Answer: Anything you want
This on-line training guide will help you get started.  Follow the links from page to page for a step-by-step introduction to clicker training.
Getting Started with the Clicker
A Step-By-Step Guide

Contents: 

Training with Positives - What is clicker training?
What you need
Step 1: Decide What you Want
Step 2: Safety Always Comes First
Step 3: Charging the Clicker
Step 4: Target Training 
Getting Started: Targets
Putting the Steps in Action
Mouthy Horses & Hand Feeding
How Long Can I train?
Clicker Fundamentals
Clicker Solutions 

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