Welcome to class, Clicker Training Class! Learn the fundamentals of positive reinforcement training (clicker training) in this unique hands-on podcast. A pioneer in this training and now the Head Behaviorist and Positive Reinforcement Trainer at Via Nova Training, Shawna Karrasch takes you step by step through an explanation and exercises you can practice with your horse while listening to the podcast. Joining this class is easy, just click play. Part of the Horse Radio Network.
Lesson 50: Is Your Horse Shut Down and How Do You Help Them
Recognizing the shutdown horse, or a horse in a state of learned helplessness, is not always easy. In this lesson I discuss ways to help them open up and become active and engaged participants in their training. This often results in a happier horse who experiences a better quality of life.
Equine Clicker 49: Take Your Horse From Too Eager or Frustrated to Relaxed
In this lesson we discuss ways to help our horses to choose relaxation and settling over excitability. We want to teach them that standing quietly is the most reinforcing behavior...ever!
48: Helping the Food Aggressive Horse
Many people think they couldn't go with Positive Reinforcement training because of the way their horses behave around food. In this episode I discuss ways to help horses learn to be mannerly about food. It is easier than you think!
Equine Clicker 47 Helping the Barn Sour or Buddy Sour Horse
In this lesson I will discuss separation anxiety. This can be a worrisome and even unsafe challenge for both horses and horse owners. I will discuss ways to help them with their worry while also creating a better association with being on their own or out in the world. Naturally, I will focus on using positive reinforcement to address this issue.
Equine Clicker 101 Lesson 46: Make Your Horse's 1st Horse Show Positive
When it comes to horse showing you want a horse who is calm and confident. Horse shows are full on new sights, sounds and smells. Thoughtfully setting your horse up for success at the horse show is more than preparing them for the arena. However, if not done with some awareness, we run the risk of overwhelming(flooding) them and creating a sensitivity to the show environment. I discuss some things to consider before your horse's first show.
Equine Clicker 101 Lesson 44: Taking collection under saddle
We have discussed how to begin introducing collection in the last lesson. This lesson will move into taking those exercises under saddle using positive reinforcement to create a great association.