Clicker Training for Your Horse by Alexandra Kurland
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by Alexandra Kurland
Alexandra Kurland has been training horses and teaching since the mid-1980s. In the early 1990s, Alexandra headed out to the barn with a clicker and a pocket full of treats to see what her horse thought about clicker training. What Alexandra quickly discovered was that the clicker was an effective communication tool, a tool that horses not only understood, but responded to with great enthusiasm. Alexandra documented her experiences and over time developed a systematic, very detailed program for clicker training horses.
Alexandra's first book, Clicker Training for Your Horse, is considered to be the very best introduction to clicker training horses. Packed with fifteen years of teaching and riding experience, Clicker Training for Your Horse is a comprehensive guide to training, problem-solving, riding, and clicker training. Designed to give horse owners an overall roadmap, Clicker Training for Your Horse provides everything you need to get started with the clicker. With this guide, you are on your way to becoming your own trainer and solving complex, real-world problems. The result? A safe, well-mannered horse that is a joy to be around.
Teach your own horse, at any age, to:
- Follow a target through scary places
- Stand quietly for grooming, shoeing, vet care
- Self-load onto trailers
- Develop good manners
- Play games; do tricks
- Excel in performance
"Clicker Training for your Horse is the clearest outline of training's common-sense guidelines I have ever encountered. It is *VERY* clear, and applicable to any type of training." —Panda Meeker
"My advice: read the book! I've kept horses for 17 years now, and after reading this book my spontaneous reaction was that it is the best book on training that I've ever read—and I've read a lot." —Kina Molitor, Sweden