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How to Start Clicker Training Part 2: Stand Quietly Together

Standing Quietly with you is the first behaviour we teach in Connection Training. This is about your horse learning to be relaxed and polite, while also remaining tuned in and connected with you. It’s an important exercise because it teaches horses: > How to NOT mug and push for treats> That their behaviour earns them …

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How to Start Clicker Training Your Horse Part 1: Relaxation and the Marker

Clicker training is certainly an effective training technique, but getting started the right way really sets you both up for making great progress and having a smooth journey with it. Our focus is always on relaxation, softness and connection. Your horse should be working with you and not just thinking only about the food or getting …

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From Aggressive Rescue Pony to Trick Training Superstar: Tribute to Murphy

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Murphy this week as his health failed him in his old age. He joined mine and Rachel’s herd in 2004 as a rescue, who was due to be put to sleep because of physical and behavioural issues that his owners did not feel able to address. We took him …

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Best Of 2017 – Success in Your Comfort Zone!

To kick off the new year, we’re beginning with our tradition of looking back and picking our favourite blogs of the last year. I’m starting off with Rachel’s blog, Success in Your Comfort Zone. The reason I love this video so much is because when you train or ride your horse, it’s a partnership. We’ve …

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