P1 What is Targeting? And why is it so USEFUL?

P1 Targeting! I use targeting ALL. THE. TIME. It’s one of the most useful behaviours you can train your horse for leading, loading, de-spooking, lunging, groundwork and riding.

But what is it? Well, basically, it’s teaching your horse to touch an object with her nose when you ask. But, there are 3 different types of nose targeting and each has different benefits.

This video gives you a full introduction to targeting so you can learn:
– exactly what targeting is
– the 3 different types of nose targeting
– what you can use as a target
– the importance of creating positive emotions around targeting


This is the first in a targeting video series. The rest of the videos will cover exactly how you can use the different types of targeting to train other behaviours such as leading, lunging, problem-solving and riding – coming soon! Make sure you’ve signed up to our mailing list below so you get notified when the next video in the series is released 🙂

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