Natalie Zielinski - Cincinnati 2016
You have made the leap! You are ready to embrace clicker training with your horse and cross over into an exciting world of positive reinforcement training. Great! Now all you have to do is share the good news with your horse, right? But wait, he doesn’t seem to like the new work. He is showing signs of frustration, pinning his ears and wringing his tail. Ouch, he just bit you! What’s wrong? Doesn’t he like the treats? Now you are both lost and confused. Maybe your riding buddies and barn manager were right -- this isn’t going to work.
Crossing over can have its challenges. Clicker training is not new; however, it is most likely new to your horse. While you may have some experience clicker training other species, there are logistical and behavioral differences to consider before heading out to the barn. Don’t forget about previous training histories as well; you may have some poisoned cues to work through.
This video presentation explores the challenges of clicker training for both horse and owner including:
Natalie Zielinski takes you through her journey of crossing over to clicker training in the horse world and will answer some of the toughest questions new crossover trainers share. Take advantage of her humbling experience and enhance your preparation as you cross over into the magical world of clicker training with your equine friend.