equine clicker training

using precision and positive reinforcement to teach horses and people

Welcome

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.

This blog is associated with my website http://www.equineclickertraining.com, which I created in 2004 to share information about clicker training. The website has undergone many changes over the years, but my goal has always been (and continues to be) to share information and help people train successfully with positive reinforcement.

I am slowly combining this blog and my website and will eventually have all the information in one place. Right now, the Blog section contains a mixture of training articles, personal thoughts, and conference notes – material that was originally presented on this site. the Articles section contains articles on getting started, as well as more advanced topics – most of them are from my website. The Resources section lists useful books, courses, and other educational opportunities. I also share information on my Facebook page, Equine Clicker Training – Katie Bartlett. 

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 also written a book that covers the basics of clicker training as well as some more advanced techniques. The book, “Teaching Horses with Positive Reinforcement,” is available as both an e-book and a paperback through Amazon.  This site, under the heading “The Book”, contains pictures and additional material to accompany the book.

What’s new in my blog:

  • Hoof handling: 12 Tips for success (Part 6)

    November 7, 2019 by

    This is the last blog in a six part series on teaching your horse to cooperate and participate in hoof handling. Tip 11: Building duration on hoof stands plus some troubleshooting tips I use my hoof stand for all four positions: front feet sole up in cradle, front feet extended on post, hind feet flexed (sole up) in cradle, and hind feet flexed forward sole down on stand. When I… Read more

View all posts