equine clicker training

using precision and positive reinforcement to teach horses and people

Chapter 6: Targeting

This page lists additional resources for the book “Teaching Horses with Positive Reinforcement.” I will be adding to this page as I have time.

Rosie meets the Easter Bunny: A targeting exercise

Common targets and target combinations

Applications for Targeting

Targeting a simple object like a cone can lead to targeting scarier objects like umbrellas and clippers. 

Targeting is the first step in teaching a horse to pick up and carry items. You can have a lot of fun with this…


These are examples of how to use targeting for husbandry behaviors or as the starting point for other behaviors.

Buster learns to use an inhaler
Tooth inspection blog with video link