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Teach Your Horse to Line Up and Stand at the Mounting Block (With Positive Reinforcement or a Clicker)

Do you want your horse to willingly line up to be ridden and to immediately connect with you when you’re in the saddle? Then this video is for you! I show you the process I took when working with a mare who bolted as soon as anyone tried to mount. This technique taught Lubie: How …

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In-Hand Work: Teaching Lateral Movements with Clicker Training

Gymnastic Groundwork Demo Series Part 3 Lateral exercises where your horse is going sideways as well as forwards are really useful to build your horse’s suppleness, strength and straightness, which is why they’ve been used for thousands of years in both in-hand training and ridden work! But, how do we teach them using positive reinforcement? …

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

As you’ll know by now if you’ve watched this series – targeting is a versatile and oh-so-useful training technique. This video is all about the third type of nose targeting, using a stationary target. You’ll learn: – How to introduce stationary targets and then how to use them for training: – standing tied – injections …

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3 Top Tips to Despook Your Horse: Calm, Positive and Fun Training

Despooking exercises for your horse should be calm, positive and fun for both of you. The aim is to build your horse’s confidence, calmness and connection with you no matter what you encounter – from giant spiders to fluttering ghosts (or from umbrellas to plastic bags in the real world!). This video features clips from …

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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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