equine clicker training

using precision and positive reinforcement to teach horses and people


Are you looking for a better way to train your horse?

Do you want to improve your relationship with your horse?

Would you like to learn how to train your horse with positive reinforcement?

Clicker training is a safe and effective way to use positive reinforcement to teach your horse all the behaviors he needs and build a strong relationship at the same time.  Your horse will learn faster because he is actively trying to learn what you are trying to teach him and you are working together toward a common goal.

If you are new to this site, here are some of the more popular series. You can click on the CAPTIONS (not picture) to go to the first page of the series.

If you want a more comprehensive linear guide to getting started with clicker training, or want to take a more in-depth look at some topics, I’ve written two books on clicker training.

The book, Teaching Horses with Positive Reinforcement, is available as both an e-book and a paperback through Amazon. It explains why clicker training works, how to get started safely, and how to teach some foundation behaviors. Instead of putting pictures in the book, I’ve placed them (and additional resources) on this website, under the tab “The Book.”

The book, What Can I Teach My Horse? is based on the alphabet blogs. You can buy that as a Kindle book on Amazon or click here to buy it as a PDF.

There are lot of other articles available under the ARCHIVES, BLOG, and ARTICLES menus. I have articles on most aspects of clicker training from husbandry behaviors to riding. You can use the search bar at the bottom of this page to find specific topics. Unfortunately, it does not include the ARTICLES page in searches, so you might want to check there by topic if you don’t find what you are looking for.

What’s new in my blog:

  • Madagascar and fly spray
    This blog is a step by step account of how I introduced fly spray to Madagascar. It is presented as an example of an actual training scenario that describes how I chose which approach to use and how to transition from one type of reinforcement to another. I bought Madagascar when he was 4 years old. He had already been started under saddle and when I visited him, he seemed […]