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How to Teach Your Horse to Play Fetch – Trick Training with Positive Reinforcement

Trick training is a great way to have fun with your horse, build your communication and practice your training skills in a no-pressure way. This video gives you a quick overview of the steps I use to clicker train horses to play fetch. It’s simple, fun and always makes me smile – enjoy 🙂 For …

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Groundwork: Using Mats and Pedestals for Despooking and Body Awareness

Gymnastic Groundwork Series Part 5 Teaching your horse to stand on different surfaces builds their awareness of foot placement is a great way to improve body awareness and confidence. Using soft mats and surfaces means that your horse has to use their little stabilising muscles and you can really see their body working to stay …

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Groundwork Pole Exercises: Build confidence, body awareness and strength with clicker training

Gymnastic Groundwork Series Part 4 Poles are a great way to build your horse’s body awareness and confidence. For many horses, this starts with despooking exercises to ensure that they’re not anxious about the poles or afraid of stepping over or touching them with their feet. You can see some of the exercises I’ve done …

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How to Train Your Horse at Liberty | From getting started to lunging and freejumping!

This video shows you how to calmly and simply start liberty training with your horse… and then how to build progressively to exercises like liberty lunging, in-hand lateral work, horse agility and freejumping! Liberty is simply working your horse loose, without ropes or reins. We want our horses to choose to work with us at …

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Build Your Riding Confidence Using Target Training – A Simple Technique for ALL Levels of Rider

Do you get anxious when riding your horse? How do you keep your horse calm, focused and listening when you ride? This targeting technique is really simple and I use it for horses and riders at all stages: # First steps from the mounting block so you’re connected from the start. # Teaching and refining …

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Mounting a Young Horse for the First Time with Clicker Training | How to Stay Safe and Connected

Backing a young horse for the first time is often seen as something dangerous and dramatic. Horses who aren’t prepared can panic, bucking bolting and rearing. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! I believe that horses should have a positive experience when someone sits on their back for the first time and this …

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How to Train Horse Agility with Clicker Training | Bending, Curtain, Umbrella, Hoop, Jump, Liberty

Horse agility is great for despooking, body awareness, variety, exercise and fun with your horse. This video shows how I work with horses at different stages in their agility training through a variety of obstacles. I’m training using positive reinforcement, which means that I use rewards for my horses, and I’m working at liberty. Weaving …

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P2 Get More Relaxation When Riding: Stop Your Horse Rushing, Getting Tense or Trying Too Hard

This video continues the exercises from P1, where we were increasing relaxation in groundwork. Now, we’ve working on reducing tension and rushing when riding lateral exercises. (Watch P1 first) Tension when riding is common and is shown through behaviours such as rushing, resisting, tail swishing, ear-pinning, napping, spooking and getting anxious or, in the case …

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P1 Get More Relaxation and Softness in Groundwork: Stop Your Horse Rushing or Trying Too Hard

The key to good training is getting motivation and relaxation in balance. With reward-based training (clicker training), it’s usually easy to get high levels of motivation, but that can get TOO high, meaning you lose relaxation. When your horse tries too hard, they often throw all their behaviours at you, rush through exercises, can’t stand …

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Join Us on Our Beach Trip! 🐎🏖 Clicker Trained Horses

Splashing in the waves and cantering along the sands is one of the best experiences you can have with your horse. Join us (Hannah and Rachel) on our beach trip and find out more about how we travel our horses, deal with spooks using clicker training and have a lot of fun cantering along the …

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What is Gymnastic Groundwork for Body and Mind? Healthy Movement, Happy Horse 🐎

If you’re looking for a clear, gentle and fun way to help your horse become sounder, straighter, more supple and balanced, this is for you. Gymnastic Groundwork helps your horse in these ways: #1 Stretch, Strengthen and Straighten #2 Improve Body Awareness and Proprioception #3 To solve problems like rushing, resistance, stiffness, one-sidedness, heaviness and …

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