equine clicker training

using precision and positive reinforcement to teach horses and people

The alphabet blogs index

The alphabet blogs have been so popular that I’ve collected all of them together in one place for convenience and easy navigation. The complete set is available as a PDF or a kindle ebook. To order your copy, click here.


A is for …

adduction
agility
apply ointment
around the round pen

asking or answering questions
artist
audible

B is for …

backchaining
back up
bandaging
basketball
bathing
bend
blanketing
blindfold
bodywork
boots
bow
bridling

C is for …

canter
carry
cavaletti
cha-cha
chaining
chin rest
circle
circus bow
clipping
collection
color discrimination
come
concept training
counting
crossing legs
cues

D is for …

dancing
dentist
discrimination
distance
distractions
doors and doorways
dribbling (a ball)
drinking
driving
duration

E is for …

ears (care and targeting)
ears forward
enrichment
eye care
exhale
extend (a leg, neck, etc.)

F is for …

feeding time
fetch
flag training
flashlight
flowchart
fluency
fly masks and bonnets
fly spray
flying change
foot targeting
turn on the forehand
forward
fun

G is for …

generalization
girthiness
go forward/out
goat on a rock
going places
grazing on cue
grooming
goals
ground driving
ground tying
groups
grown-ups
guide horse training

H is for …

halt
halter
harnessing
hats
turn on the haunches
head bumper
head lowering
hoof care
hoof stand
hosing
hug

I is for …

inhaler
in-hand work
injections
intelligent disobedience
interactive puzzle toys
introductions
investigating

J is for …

jambette
jingle a bell
jog
jump
jump rope

K is for …

kick a ball
kiss
kleenex
kneel
knock-it

L is for …

laugh (smile)
laydown
leg yield
leading
leg lifts
lengthen
liberty work
liberty leading
lift head
long lining
lower head
lungeing

M is for …

mat work
match to sample
medicate
mounting block

N is for …

nasal spray/aerosol vaccine
neigh
new cue
nicker
no
nod
nose work

O is for …

obeisance
obstacles
open
oral medication
over

P is for …

painting
park
passage
pedestal
piaffe
poles (step over)
polyvagal theory (see V for vagus nerve)
potty training
pulse
push (a ball)

Q is for …

queue
quick
quiet
quiet nose targeting

R is for …

rear
reinback
relax
release
retrieve
reverse round pen
riding
roll
rope handling
round pen work

S is for …

send
shake
sheath cleaning
sideways
sit
soaking feet
spanish walk
spin
stand
start buttons
station
stimulus control
stretch

T is for …

targeting (touch)
tarpthermometer
tooth inspection
trailer loading
trailer unloading
trot
trim bridlepath
twirl

U is for …

u turns
udder cleaning
umbrella
up

V is for …

vacuuming
vagus nerve (polyvagal theory)
vegetables

W is for …

walk
water crossing
wave
whoa
worming
wound care

X is for …

x-rays

Y is for …

yawn
yes

Z is for ...

zero