equine clicker training

using precision and positive reinforcement to teach horses and people

Fuel vs. Friction

Recently I’ve been listening to the Hidden Brain podcast. The host, Shankar Vendantam, covers a variety of topics, all with an emphasis on how our brains process information and how that affects our behavior as individuals and as groups. The range of topics is wide; everything from babies babbling to climate change. I’ve been enjoying the podcast because the underlying message is that by learning more about how our brains […]

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A is for Audible

I’m slowly putting together some additional material for the Alphabet blogs (What Can I Train? A to Z) series. In the first version, my goal was to provide ideas for specific behaviors that people could train and I covered them in varying degrees of detail. Now that I have that framework, I’d like to expand on some of the topics that I covered more generally, as well as add some […]

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The Alphabet Blog Project

Back in 2020, I had a little idea. I thought it would be interesting and fun (?) to put together a list of things you could teach with clicker training. I had encountered a surprising number of people who either didn’t think some things could be taught with clicker training or who had run out of ideas for things to teach. My goal was to provide ideas, inspiration and tips […]

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Looking Back at 2021

Last year I didn’t write a lot about what I was doing with my own horses. Honestly, it was a tough year for us, and I felt like I didn’t want to dwell on how things were going. But, at the end of the year I thought it would be good to look back on what we did, both to see the difficulties we overcame and the fun things we […]

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What can I train? Z is for …

What can you do with clicker training? Sometimes we are limited by traditional thinking or just need some new ideas. In this A to Z series, I’ll be sharing ideas for things to train. I’ve trained some, but not all of them, and will share links to resources for more information whenever possible. I hope this list inspires you and you can’t wait to go out and teach some new […]

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What can I train? Y is for …

What can you do with clicker training? Sometimes we are limited by traditional thinking or just need some new ideas. In this A to Z series, I’ll be sharing ideas for things to train. I’ve trained some, but not all of them, and will share links to resources for more information whenever possible. I hope this list inspires you and you can’t wait to go out and teach some new […]

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What can I train? X is for …

What can you do with clicker training? Sometimes we are limited by traditional thinking or just need some new ideas. In this A to Z series, I’ll be sharing ideas for things to train. I’ve trained some, but not all of them, and will share links to resources for more information whenever possible. I hope this list inspires you and you can’t wait to go out and teach some new […]

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What can I train? W is for …

What can you do with clicker training? Sometimes we are limited by traditional thinking or just need some new ideas. In this A to Z series, I’ll be sharing ideas for things to train. I’ve trained some, but not all of them, and will share links to resources for more information whenever possible. I hope this list inspires you and you can’t wait to go out and teach some new […]

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What can I train? V is for …

What can you do with clicker training? Sometimes we are limited by traditional thinking or just need some new ideas. In this A to Z series, I’ll be sharing ideas for things to train. I’ve trained some, but not all of them, and will share links to resources for more information whenever possible. I hope this list inspires you and you can’t wait to go out and teach some new […]

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What can I train? U is for …

What can you do with clicker training? Sometimes we are limited by traditional thinking or just need some new ideas. In this A to Z series, I’ll be sharing ideas for things to train. I’ve trained some, but not all of them, and will share links to resources for more information whenever possible. I hope this list inspires you and you can’t wait to go out and teach some new […]

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