equine clicker training

using precision and positive reinforcement to teach horses and people

Chapter 8: Head Lowering

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


Stella learning to lower her head: This was a teaching video for a student showing how to use a target to teach head lowering. Stella already knew the behavior, but was a little rusty. With a novice horse, I would have taken more time to teach the behavior and add the cue.

Rosie offers head lowering after she alerts to a bag in the hedgerow. This is a default behavior that she offers after she sees something scary (when she is ready).