Using Start Buttons and Consent Cues in Horse Training

How do horses communicate their preferences or willingness?

How do we make sure we’re listening and respecting them? 

Consent comes down to emotions as it’s about how your horse feels about certain situations. Giving horses a voice and enabling them to communicate with us is a key part of building a great relationship and connecting with your horse. This is where using start buttons or consent cues can be an effective way to open up this communication between you.

In this video, you’ll see start buttons in action, learning what they are and how you can use them when clicker training your horse.

➣ This is a short extract from a full series of videos on Giving Horses Choice in the CT Club. They cover everything from the emotions, behaviour and importance of choice right up to limiting choice and when and how to restrict choice in your horse’s training or management.

The CT Club is an online membership site where you can get access to hundreds of step-by-step training videos on training your horse using positive reinforcement. You can find out more and sign up here We look forward to seeing you there 🙂

➤ You can also find out more in the #1 bestselling Connection Training BOOK 📖 Get it on Amazon (search for ‘Connection Training’) or download Chapter 1 free here for a preview 👀 

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