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First Forays into Clicker Training – Q&A

QUESTION Hi group! I spent many years working with horses (old school training), then switched to dogs about 20 years ago. I’m pretty much obsessed with clicker training, and I’m looking forward to my first chicken camp next week. I … Continue reading

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Jo Hughes interviewed ahead of the Equine Clicker Conference

Ahead of speaking at the upcoming Equine Clicker Conference, Helen Gilbertson interviewed Jo Hughes about what she is going to share with us at the conference. Find out how Jo began Clicker Training and who really shouldn’t miss her talk … 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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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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Exploring collection at liberty

Dancer and I both really enjoy working at liberty. I have spent a lot of time exploring and playing with our balance at liberty, working on strengthening my cues and getting behaviours solidly under stimulus control. As such I have been focussing on exercises such … Continue reading

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Athena – Equi-libre Horses’ Saddle Horse

Happy New Year! Equi-libre Horses has lots of exciting things in store for this year! One of which is the introduction of ‘Athena’, our saddle horse. I am so excited about this new addition to ELH’s teaching tool box! Athena … Continue reading

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