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Aurora gets a bath: Some tips on how to train your horse for husbandry behaviors

Using clicker training for husbandry and medical procedures is a great way to teach your horse to accept some of the routine, but less fun, aspects of handling as well as to prepare her for procedures that might involve some discomfort. We recently had a hot spell and I decided to spend a little time with Aurora in the wash stall, continuing with some work with the hose and bathing that […]

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Training with Base Position – Using this technique to train hoof handling

Last fall when I bought Aurora it was clear that getting her feet trimmed was a high priority. It was also clear that it was not something she was comfortable having done. I could sometimes ask for a foot and she would pick it up, but not with any consistency, and there was a lot of anxious body language.   Even if I could pick it up, she would then snatch […]

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