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When the Cue Doesn’t Work

There have been some very interesting discussions on some of the online groups I am on recently regarding cues. Cues are so important within our training as positive trainers; they are the glue which sticks everything together! However, understanding their … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Thinking

I literally exploded out of the start gates at the beginning of this year. Quite how it is nearly August already, I honestly don’t know! It’s been absolutely fabulous, I am loving every moment! However, I always find it ironic that during these periods … Continue reading

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Jo Hughes to present at the first ever Equine Clicker Conference!

Jo Hughes is presenting at probably the FIRST EVER Equine Clicker Conference! 23rd September 2012 Richmond Equestrian Centre North Yorkshire The most experienced group of equine clicker training instructors brought together in one place! “Jo Hughes is a BHSAI (Reg’d) … Continue reading

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Clinic in Hertfordshire with Dr Helen Spence – 2012

Dr Helen Spence is returning to Hertfordshire! A clinic at Tyrells Hall, Hertfordshire on Saturday 8th September 2012. Would you like to strengthen the bond between you & your horse? Would you like to train in a way that increases your horse’s … Continue reading

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Jo Hughes to host talk and clinic for British Horse Society

Equi-libre Horses is delighted to have been asked by the British Horse Society (BHS) to host an introductory talk on Clicker Training followed by a one day clinic. Interactive Talk The horse-less, interactive talk will be held at Shuttleworth College Equine Unit in Bedfordshire … Continue reading

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Relaxation, softness and attitude

I recently had the privilege of spending a long weekend as part of an incredible group of clicker trainers at an Advanced Clicker Training Clinic with Shawna Karrasch of On Target Training. The over-riding theme which ran through the whole weekend was the relaxation, … Continue reading

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Inspirational thoughts for the weekend

I just came across this inspiring excerpt on another clicker trainers blog site, so thought I would share it. Charles de Kunffy has some wonderful inspirational thoughts in his books. Excerpt from The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse by Charles … Continue reading

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The 10 Laws of Shaping Behaviours

Once you are underway with clicker training (positive reinforcement) you can teach your horse to do anything you can think of! However, there are some rules that are useful to be aware of during training. These rules were defined by … Continue reading

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Combining positive and negative reinforcement

Can I combine positive reinforcement with negative reinforcement? By Catherine Bell, The Equine Independent “Positive reinforcement (+R), particularly when used in conjunction with clicker training, is commonly combined with the use of negative reinforcement (-R) and/or punishment. Typically the aversive … Continue reading

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What exactly is a poisoned cue?

The term ‘poisoned cue’ is used much more frequently these days. Whilst that is in itself fabulous, unfortunately it’s true meaning seems to have become a little misunderstood along the way. Many individuals are using the term incorrectly to describe any anxiety related behaviour the … Continue reading

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