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Do you wish you could communicate better with your horse? 

                     Do you wish you could have fun with your horse?

                                         Or do you just want to lie around with him?

All these things are possible with a clicker trained horse.  With clicker training, you can teach your horse all the skills he needs and have fun at the same time.  With clicker training, your horse learns faster because he is actively trying to learn what you are trying to teach him.  You are truly working together toward a common goal. 

This site is set up as an educational site to help people learn about clicker training. You will find some basic information in the CLICKER BASICS, FAQ and GETTING STARTED sections.   If you are already clicker training, then you will want to visit the articles section for more advanced topics.  I also share training information on my blog: www.equineclickertraining.wordpress.com and my facebook page:  Equine Clicker Training - Katie Bartlett.


Monthly News for May 2017

I had a great time at the Art and Science of Animal Training conference in Irving, Texas (near Dallas/Fort Worth) on February 25 and 26. You can read all about it on my blog where I have posted a series of articles based on the presentations. The themes this year were Premack, reinforcement, choice and maintaining behavior.

If you are looking for a great hands-on training opportunity, consider joining Jane Jackson, Cindy Bennett Martin, Marla Foreman and me for our summer clinic in beautiful Sheffield, Vermont.  Jane supplies the ponies and you get four coaches to help you improve your clicker training skills. The theme this year is movement, or how to get from A to B using mats, targets, and other positive methods. For more information, go to the clinic information page.




This site now has a facebook page that is where I will post updates about what's new on the site, share what I am doing with my own horses, and post other items of interest. The site is named Equine Clicker Training - Katie Bartlett.  To go to it from here, you can click on the link below.


 I also have a blog,  www.equineclickertraining.wordpress.com, where I have been posting some of the longer articles



Training Tip:  When teaching a horse head down,  it is not uncommon for the horse to take a step forward as he drops his head. This is normal grazing behavior and just means it is his pattern.  I find that teaching head lowering using a stationary target placed near the front feet often minimizes this tendency to combine foot movement with lowering the head.



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