Lisa Bird | Canada

Well, I’m pretty sure this won’t come as a big surprise to any of you who have been using +R for any length of time or for those of you who use it under saddle but – Oh. Em. Geeeee!!! Today was Phoenix’s first ride back since last fall and the first time I have ever used a clicker whilst riding and all I can say is I am totally blown away!!!!! In the past our training had consisted of the “make the right thing easy and the wrong thing difficult” philosophy (yes, sadly, I drank the kool-aid)… but I swear today she learned more in 20 minutes than I ever got accomplished all last season – and all without stress!! I mean, I had a feeling it was going to be good but I had NO idea how good! And to say she was delighted to be getting treats along the way would be an understatement haha 😀  I will be sointerested to see how she reacts tomorrow when it’s time to work, I bet for the first time ever she will look actually forward to it. Man, this just feels amazing!! Cheers 🙂