Category Archives: clicker training

Metallica – Training Heavy Horse

Training a heavy war horse for medieval mounted games. Even the bravest Destrier starts off as a horse like any other. The difference is a solid foundation of trust! Continue reading

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Flymasking the Un-halterable, Headshy Horse

You remember the story of belling the cat. We were handed a similar scenario… The challenge: To put a flymask on a horse who is not halter-trained and is known to be headshy. The solution: Clicker Training to the rescue! … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon With Grace

Grace has spent the week hanging over the fence watching me work clients’ horses.  “Am I next?” she seemed to ask continuously.  Despite the bitter chill, Mark and I brought her out today for some quality family time. While I … Continue reading

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Clicker training saves the night!

There are times when training is a calm sunny day in a round pen with a brave, intelligent horse. There are also the times when conditions are less than optimum, yet even a frightened horse can achieve a major breakthrough. … Continue reading

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Horse Training Tips Contest

“Horse Training Success” is running a training tips contest.  We just submitted this entry: I love all the posts that include training with treats! Do you know they actually funded a study in France which “scientifically proved” that horses learn … Continue reading

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Welcome Diego!

Our horse family has grown by one! We welcome Diego to the farm. Diego (until he reveals his REAL name) is a 16 month old Friesian Percheron Paint cross.  He was raised by a small breeder in upstate New York. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Family

We have a  new member of the family!  “Diego,” as we are calling him until he tells us his permanent name, is a 16-month old Friesian Percheron Paint cross.  After I greeted him, I looked down in the grass: We … Continue reading

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Congratulations, New Horse Owner!

Congratulations are in order to Cappy from Albany, NY. Cappy is Zydeco Boogaloo’s proud new owner. Boogie traveled “like a lady” to her new home. Her new name will be “Adrianna.” We can’t wait to hear updates!

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A New World on Horseback

I am juiced to start the day after a phone call with Kathy. She called to touch base on today’s training sessions. Christa wanted to add Ebony to the list, to develop her canter transitions. We agreed it was too … Continue reading

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Recent Anne 340 Photos

Tonia, Gracie’s breeder, is a wonderful correspondent! These photos of Grace’s sire Anne 340 greeted me from my inbox this morning. Tonia bred Hillie, Grace’s mom, back to Anne 340 last spring. We agree it is a wonderful cross! Anne … Continue reading

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