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How to Use Objects and All Terrain Training to Build Your Horse’s Co-ordination and Confidence

All of these exercises are designed to improve your horse’s co-ordination as he learns how to navigate different objects and terrain. The sensory feedback improves proprioception and you’ll find your horse becomes more aware of his feet and body through these exercises. Of course, it’s not just about the physical benefits; all of our training …

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How to Start Clicker Training Part 3: Walk Together

Walking with your horse is such a fundamental part of training and interacting with your horse. Walking together is all about keeping that connection with your horse in movement and is so beneficial because:> Movement helps horses to relax. They are physical animals designed to move a lot and incorporating plenty of movement right from …

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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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Transferring a Cue from the Ground to the Saddle: Rein-Back

If your horse knows a behaviour on the ground, it’s a simple process to transfer it to the saddle; you don’t need to teach it again from scratch. The basic steps are: 1. Think about cues you can use both on the ground and in the saddle to help your horse understand what you’re asking …

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