P2 Why Teach Your Horse to Touch a Target? De-Spooking, Rein-Back, Loading and More…

Targeting is a really versatile training technique that you can use for so many things.

In the last video (part 1) I explained what targeting is and the different types of targeting. This video looks at some of the practical uses of touching a target.

Touching a hand-held target is the first type of targeting I teach. In this video, you’ll learn:
– how to introduce the hand-held target

and then use it to train:

– de-spooking
– leading
– loading
– lining up at the mounting block
– lateral flexions
– backing up
– teaching shoulder over and quarters over
– freejumping


What else have you used targeting for? Or wonder if it could be helpful in your situation?

These are the other videos in this Targeting Series:
P1 What is Targeting? And why is it so USEFUL?

P2 Why Teach Your Horse to Touch a Target? De-Spooking, Rein-Back, Loading and More…

P3 Why teach your horse to FOLLOW a target?? Lunging, lateral work, stretch down and more…

P4 Why use STATIONARY targets? Riding, loading, jumping and more…


As always, if you’ve got a comment or question, let me know below 🙂

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