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Tag: Equine Clicker Training



Do I have to?

Recently on one of the forum’s I frequent, the question arose as to whether or not there is an element of horses “having to” do what they are being asked when we train with the clicker.  As I am sure you can imagine, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas is very nearly upon us and the year’s end is drawing near, so where exactly has 2011 gone!?   Looking Back It has been such an incredible year for Equi-libre Horses, I have been very hectic with a fully booked diary of lessons, … Continue reading

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It’s Not What You Do. It’s How You Do It.

I thought I would share a very valid thought from Karen Pryor in an article she wrote on her website! “It’s a sunny spring afternoon in New England at the annual meeting of a group of animal behaviorists. I’m sitting on a folding chair … Continue reading

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Equi-libre Horses In The Press!

East Anglia Rider Magazine features Equi-libre Horses in their first ever ‘In Focus’ section Equi-libre Horses are very excited to be able to share some editorial coverage, in East Anglia Rider Magazine, for their very first ‘In Focus’ feature. The October edition of the … Continue reading

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What Is Clicker Training?

Clicker training is an animal training method based on behavioural psychology that relies on marking desirable behaviour and rewarding it. As such it is often called a positive reinforcement method because the animal is rewarded for the correct behaviour as … Continue reading

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Trainers Ego

I would like to share a link to an article written by an inspirational clicker trainer. Tanya posted this to our clicker group recently. It resonated deeply with me since I was able to draw such parallels and align myself so completely with her words. Tanya has … Continue reading

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Lucky At Liberty

For me, liberty work encapsulates the very essence of the connection which is possible between us and our horses. To achieve beautiful balance and collection at liberty is the epitome of what can be achieved within our horse-human communications. Alexandra Kurland has brought a … Continue reading

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Moving onto Variable Schedules of Reinforcement

Following on from the previous post on ‘Maintaining Behaviours’, I am delighted to be able to share a brilliant post from Katie Bartlett, a very experienced US clicker trainer, which she posted on Alexandra Kurland’s The Click That Teaches group outlining some solutions to try if we … Continue reading

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Maintaining Behaviours (Schedules of Reinforcement)

Must we click a specific behaviour forever? We’ve done our reading up about Clicker Training and we like what we are hearing about the communication and relationships it can produce and aid between two species and so we have decided … Continue reading

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The ‘A’ Test

When I accidently stumbled across clicker training a number of years ago, I had no idea that it would be the key to unlocking the door to the depths of my difficult horse’s soul. Since then, my mare has developed into … Continue reading

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