Educate your horse in 3 easy steps forward motion at liberty. Use optimistic reinforcement (R+), in order that shifting turns into appetitive! Cease struggling and operating alongside while you train your horse at liberty! Let your horse do the motion! Present him that it pays off. Educate him to find it irresistible, so he’ll supply energetic walks, trots and canters.
Educate your horse to maneuver round a cone!
Benefits are lots:
- No have to construct a Reverse Spherical Pen
- No prolonged arrange and clear up time
- No operating alongside along with your horse (in any case, he’s the one which wants the train, proper? ;-))
- No goal stick that turns into a crutch and troublesome to fade out
How one can do it
Reinforce the slightest strive. On this video you’ll see, that the beginning received’t look something just like the purpose behaviour in any respect! Be endurance! This isn’t detrimental reinforcement the place you may nearly see the tip purpose behaviour instantly!
Educate your horse to Depart the Cone Alone. Not solely instructing him to disregard the cone, but additionally to depart the cone. And be good with this!
Whenever you taught him that, you may educate him to go to the following cone, and the following.
How one can do it
Reinforce the slightest strive. Don’t be afraid to click on and deal with lots. Particularly to start with! Till your horse will get the thought.
You’re constructing Confidence along with your clicks! And also you give your horse Readability along with your clicks! Each essential to construct a bond along with your horse within the course of. Win-win.
Add cones: two cones, three after which 4.
Upon getting 4 cones you may form your sq. right into a rectangle. I name it the (HippoLogic) Reverse Rectangle. I took the Reverse Spherical Pen concept only one step additional. This makes it simpler for the horse, and … no clear up time!
Benefits of working your horse in a Rectangular form:
- Creating straight traces to maneuver alongside, are a lot simpler in your horse than to maintain shifting in circles (which may be very onerous and unnatural)
- When it’s simpler in your (obese) horse, it’s most likely approach much less aversive as when the train (going round in circles) is tough
- The brief sides provides you loads of alternative to achieve your horse to feed him
- Corners will assist make your horse use his interior hind leg and steadiness him
- Corners will assist educate your horse to make use of his physique nicely
- Alternating a nook with a straight line will enable your horse to chill out after a bend. This makes exercising simpler and extra appetitive than engaged on a circle or small sq..
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If you wish to get higher at issues like:
- Constructing length in exercising your horse with R+
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Sandra Poppema, BSc
Founding father of the HippoLogic Clicker Coaching Academy