Harmony is an off-the-track thoroughbred we rescued from Camden sales – she didn’t load then, came home on a truck. Since then we’ve done plenty of groundwork and, of course, plenty of clicker training.
We’ve now sold her but she’s remained on our property and we just love having the chance to still work with her.
So recently I have had a few comments made such as ‘Natural horsemanship and clicker training are stupid…’ ‘not necassary to use treats..’ ‘everyone should just use traditional methods of training…’ etc….. well…. I disagree!
Now I am not saying that the people who have made such comments are doing wrong by their horses for not using natural horsemanship methods, that is not my point, what I am trying to convey is that there are methods which work and have been used for many years as well as methods that have been used for many years that are questionable, but then there are also more modern methods which also work and quite often work better. Continue reading →
so few people actually really understand the true skill it takes to become a rider. So many think that we do just sit there. They don’t realize that equestrian sports are the most dangerous in the world. They don’t realize how one mistake could affect your entire life. My friend wanted to ride one of my horses and she said, “I doubt a fall would even hurt, I fell that off a table once and that didn’t hurt.” If someone tells you that, tell them to sit on top of the car while it goes 30 mph and jump off see if that hurts.
Using Clicker Training to teach a young horse Laterial Flexion. Starring Angel and Leslie Pavlich author of Clicker Training: Colt Starting the Natural Horse. Get a Copy at www.clickhorse.info from amazon.
The first clip in a series on clickertraining animals. In this clip we are introducing camels to clickertraining. We start by introducing them to a target, and the comments in the clip explains what we are doing. (have the sound on!) More information about clickertraining animals as well as other training clips can be found on www.ellenofstad.com