Equine Clicker Training




What's New



What’s New…


            Welcome to  It is a new year and I am hoping to add lots of great new information to the site. This page is the place to come to find out what I have added since your last visit.


New information added:

November 8, 2010

                 Welcome to Mary in CT. I added a new clinic report on the advanced clinic with Alexandra Kurland in Washington State.  

October 7, 2010
            Welcome to Aoife in Ireland.  

June 6, 2010
            Welcome to Irene in Finland and Jeanette in Canada.

April 1, 2010
            I added a new article on Clicker Expo 2010 and welcome to Molly in Kentucky.

March 4, 2010
            The three articles series on operant conditioning and clicker training is now available on pdf.  You can access them through the training page.

February 17, 2010

                 I added the new article on using +R training titled "Thinking outside the Box."  Welcome to Eileen in the UK.

February 1, 2010
            Welcome to Paula in Wisconsin

December 19, 2009

            Welcome to Maxine in the UK and Jenna in Ca.


November 11, 2009
            I added a new article on Loopy Training. Welcome to Wendy in Wa.


September 14, 2009
            I added a new article on improving your clicker training skills. Laura Redon has moved from the UK to France and is now listed in that location. Welcome to Jane in Vermont.

August 14, 2009

            Welcome to Carol and Kim in Texas, and Caeli in California


July 8, 2009       

            Can you tell it's summer? I don't have much computer time.  Welcome to Sue in England and Janet in Missouri


May 13, 2009
            I added the article on using negative reinforcement.


May 12, 2009
           Welcome to Carolina in Sweden.

April 22 2009
           Welcome to Andrea in NY, Katrina in Canada, and Cedric in the United Arab Emirates. I have temporarily removed the suggested reading page as I am revising it. If you have questions or want book recommendations, please email me directly.


April 4, 2009

            I added my report on Clicker Expo 2009


April 3, 2009

            I have changed the suggested reading page to be more specific to clicker training horses, with more emphasis on a set of compatible resources for novice clicker trainers.


April 1, 2009

            Welcome to Kinni in Georgia and Mary in Texas. I have put the four quadrants training article up.  You can get to it from the main page or from the training page.


February 4, 2009

            Welcome to Pat in Alberta.


January 27, 2009
            I have added a page for information on any youtube videos that I post.  Welcome to Margaret in Minnesota.


January 10, 2009

            Happy New Year.  I have added a new article on my own progress for 2008.  I am updating the calendar and looking for any clicker events to add. Welcome to Donna in Ohio.


November 8, 2008

            Welcome to Lisa in Connecticut

            I have added a new clinic report for the October clinic with Alex in Groton NY.  It includes my notes and those of Charlotte from the UK.


October 4, 2008

            I hosted a clinic with Alexandra Kurland at my farm in Pa in September. I have written up a clinic report which starts on the home page or you can find it under the "clinics" sidebar menu.


September 18, 2008

            Welcome to Alaethea in Arkansas.


September 4, 2008   

            It's been a busy summer! I added the most recent clinic report for the Groton clinics.


July 14, 2008

            Welcome to Nancy in Canada. I have updated the suggested reading which you can read on the home page. For more books, go directly to the "Suggested Reading' page in the sidebar menu.

June 22, 2008
            Welcome to Caroline in Vermont


May 29, 2008

            Welcome to Alex in Bulgaria, Marianne in Florida and Sandy in Missouri.


May 17, 2008
            I added a new article on the main and training page on Taking Clicker Expo back to the horses.  Welcome to Shirley in England.


May 2, 2008

           Welcome to Karen in the UK, Pam in Scotland, David in Ca, Hilary in the UK, Patricia in Texas, and Carola in Austria


March 20, 2008

           Welcome to Josh in Arizona and Melissa in Missouri.


March 7, 2008

           Welcome to Kyley (Pa) and Larry (Kansas)


March 4, 2008

            Welcome to Marion in England.


February 21, 2008

            Welcome to Lynn in Wisconsin.


January 27, 2008

            Welcome to Tanya in Georgia, Bob in NY and Erika in Montana.


January 18, 2008

            I have added a new article on Stella.  Welcome to Jessica in Georgia.


January 11, 2008

            I have updated the calendar for 2008.  If you would like me to include an event, just send me the relevant information and I will be happy to post it. No event is too small.


January 8, 2008

            Welcome to Conrad in the New Netherlands and Marlys in Canada. 


December 14, 2007

            Welcome to Doris in France


October 30, 2007

            Welcome to Mary in NY.


October 21, 2007          

            I am doing some housecleaning and catching a few emails that slipped through the cracks. So welcome to Fiona (Ca), Maggie (Denmark), and Brandi (Ok).


October 17, 2007

        Welcome to Kirsi from Finland


October 14, 2007

        I added the Groton clinic report for the Alexandra Kurland clinic on October 6-8


October 11, 2007

        Welcome to Laura in Ireland, Christine in Missouri and Denny in Ca.  I am working on a clinic report for the October Groton clinic with Alexandra Kurland


September 26, 2007

        I have added a new article on practical applications for single rein riding.


September 19, 2007

        Welcome to Alyssa (Missouri) and Sophie in France.


August 5, 2007

         Welcome to Cathy (NZ) and Jean (Wisconsin). I added a new clinic report on the July clinic with Alexandra Kurland)


June 21, 2007   

        It is summer. The kids are out of school and instead of writing, I am riding!  I did add a short article in the training section called "The Nudge."


May 23, 2007

        Welcome to Mary Kay (Texas) and Kim and Van (SC).


May 2, 2007

       Welcome to David (Yorkshire, England) and Beth (Delaware).  I have added a new clinic report on the April 21-23 AK clinic at Groton, NY.


April 2007

        Read the new training article on clicking offered behaviors. I also added an article on my trip to ClickerExpo in Cleveland, Ohio in March


March 8, 2007

        I added a new article on Energy, Excitement and Tension and a new training tip. 


Feb 18, 2007

        Welcome to Nan in Washington State, Melissa in RI and Donna in Kansas.


Jan 25, 2007

        I have changed around the home page to make it easier to find new material. You can now click directly on a new article without going to the training page. I have moved the information about the site and added some new information about me to a separate page. I have added a section for training tips and the intro for a new series of articles on training young horses.  I love feedback. If you have any questions, comments etc.. please email me (


Jan 22, 2007

        I have updated the calendar. So far it mostly has Alexandra Kurland clinics. Send me your details if you are planning a clinic or presentation.
        Welcome to Laurel in Australia, She is organizing a clinic with Yvonne Lehey. Contact her ( for more details.


Jan 9, 2007

        Happy New Year  - welcome to some new members (Janice in NJ and Sue in Indiana).


November 28, 2006

       Welcome to Peggy in California.


November 16, 2006

       Welcome to Peggy in Mn, Kim in NC, Lore in Texas, Mindy in Mass, Keri in Oregon, and Mary in Wyoming.  I have added a few new links. Lisel O’Dwyer has a new web site about clicker training and I have added the TAGteach web site.


October 16, 2006

        Welcome to Tish in Mn and Michelle in Ca. I have added a new clinic report on the October advanced clinic in Groton, NY.


September 13, 2006

        I guess I have been busy riding and not on the computer. I added the latest clinic report to the about clinics page.  We now have a member in the United Arab Emirates. Welcome to Nicole.


July 13, 2006
        I have been updating the members list. If your information is not correct, please send me an email with any changes. Some of the members email addresses are no longer valid but I have left their entries as they can be reached in other ways.


June 25, 2006

         Welcome to Sue Hall in Canada.  I have added Arlene's excellent post to clickryder on "Biting Solutions" to the training page. I am working on making it so you can search for trainers by state on the members page. 


June 5, 2006

            Welcome to Martha in Texas. I am adding clinic reports to the section titled "about clinics" that is listed in the sidebar on the home page. If you are interested in attending a clinic or just want to see what happens at Alex's clinics, this is the place to go.


May 15, 2006

            Welcome to Vivien in New Zealand and Kirsten in West Virginia.


May 6, 2006

            Welcome to Robin and Arlene in NY and Anita in Australia.  I hosted a clinic with Alexandra Kurland at my farm on April 29 and 30. It was a great success and we all learned a lot. To read about it, go to the clinics page accessible from the sidebar menu on the home page.


April 19, 2006

            It must be spring. I am spending more time with the horses and less time on the computer. Welcome to Jane (Australia) and Suzanne (UK). If you have questions or     topics you would like discussed, let me know.


March 11, 2006
            Welcome to some new members (Angela in the UK, Lisa in Maryland, Nancy in NH, and Christiane in Canada).
            I have added a new article in the training section. It is titled "Connecting SRR to Traditional cues: moving the shoulders."


February 20, 2006

            I have added a new article on training duration in the training section.


February 12, 2006

            Welcome to Wanda (Australia), Erin (Virginia), and Patricia (New Mexico). I am hosting an Alexandra Kurland clinic on April 29-30 in Elverson, Pa. Contact me ( for more information.


January 25, 2006.

            I have added a lot of new pictures on the photos page, and a few more books on the suggested reading page.


January 14, 2006

            I am finally adding some new information to the web site. I have updated the calendar and am looking for new entries. If you are giving or hosting a clicker training event, I would like to hear about it. No event is too small. I have also updated the Suggested Reading page to include brief descriptions of the books and added some new ones that I have been reading this winter.


October 16, 2005

            Welcome to Annette Carter (CA)


October 1, 2005

            Welcome to Kim Fasser (WA) and Mary Concannon (Ireland).

            I have added an article on training ears forward on the TRAINING page

            I have also updated my article on "why clicker training' off the sidebar menu.


September 21, 2005

            I will be adding several new articles. Look in the training section for an article on foal handling by Barbara Ray.


September 11, 2005   

            Welcome to Sarah in Australia, Carol in Arizona, and Nancy in Michigan.


August 6, 2005

            Welcome to Katherine in Arizona and Vickie in Wisconsin.


June 28, 2005

            Welcome to four new members: Kathleen in Florida, Ann in Texas, Laura in the UK, and Becky in Kentucky. 


May 21, 2005   

            Welcome to Becky in New Zealand and Linda in Wyoming.  I have been busy training horses instead of adding to the web site. I have added a few new pictures in the photos section.  I am still updating the suggested reading and hope to have it done soon. 


March 9, 2005

            Welcome to Allan and Jill in New Zealand. They are looking for other clicker trainers. I am currently updating the links and suggested reading pages.

            If you would like to contribute a book suggestion or link, please email me.


March 2, 2005

            Welcome to Mary in Idaho. I have added a new article in the "food for thought" section on how individual clicks add up to create the kind of horse you want.


February 19, 2005  

I am working on improving the training section. It is now divided into FAQ's which is listed on the home page and covers some clicker basics and TRAINING which has links to other pages/sites with clicker training articles. If you have suggestions for FAQ's (or comments on my answers) or articles for the training page, please let me know.


January 26, 2005

            We have had some new members.  Welcome to Lyndsey (Vt.), Kim (Mt), Casey (Mass) and Sandy (NY).

             I have posted some new pictures of my daughter's pony Molly doing her tricks (at her request). These are in the photo section.

The calendar has been updated. Dolores is doing a presentation on clicker training at the Pa Horse World Expo. The dates for the Groton clinics have been changed.   (April is moving to March and the October one is now one week earlier).


January 11, 2005

            Welcome to Dawn (Pa) and Sandy (NY) on the members page.

            I have posted the times for Karen Parker and Francisco who will be performing on Pet Star


January 8, 2005

            I added a new article on lunging and liberty work with cones to the training page


January 4, 2005

            A new year! Happy New Year to everyone. Best wishes to you and your horses and may the new year bring new achievements and joy to all of you.

            I have moved the web site to a new service provider which should be faster and offers better features.

            If anyone has any problems viewing pictures or files, please let me know.

            I have done a lot of tweaking and changing details on most of the pages. I updated the calendar and have made navigating a little easier.  

            Zan’s story has 4 new chapters.

            I am working on a few new training articles (cone lungeing, ears forward, and some hints for starting green horses under saddle).


December 7, 2004

            Welcome to Nancy in Colorado for joining the members list. Dolores Arste (NY) is heading south to Arkansas for the winter.


November 12, 2004

It's been a busy fall, for things other than working on web sites, that is! Welcome to Claire (South Africa) and Diane (Alabama) on the members lists. I am working on some new stories for Zan's pages. Look for them soon. They will include a welcome to the RP (aka Zan's playground), clippers, cone work, and a few other odds and ends.


September 23, 2004

            Welcome to Gabriella (Tunsia) and Leslie (Florida) on the members list.

            I have added some new links for Brigid Wasson who is a California clicker trainer


August 22, 2004

A new section titled FOOD FOR THOUGHT has been added to the sidebar menu.  It is just some of my thoughts on various subjects related to clicker training and how we interact with our horses. Anyone can contribute to this section, whether it is a favorite story, quote, or just their own "light bulb" moment or experiments.


In the TRAINING section, I have added the story of Serena. Serena is Margaret Leach’s quarter horse mare who has been coming back from a severe neurological problem that started last summer. Margaret has written an account of how she is using clicker training to help Serena recover.


Julie Conway is organizing an Alexandra Kurland clinic in California for 2005. See the calendar for details.


August 17, 200444

            Zan's story: the BATH


July 28, 2004 

            Welcome to new members (Irene in Alberta, CAN; Brenda in Washington State; Ann in New Hampshire, Madeliene in Quebec)


July 10, 2004

            Welcome to some new members!

            I have changed the members page to divide members up by geographic area, and divided the US members into A-M and N-Z by state. I hope this will

            make it faster to look people up.


June 11, 2004

            I added the rest of Zan's story up through April 2004. Some of these entries will get additional information, but I put them out there to get started.

            Beth Hatch (Minnesota) is a new member on the members list.


May 29, 2004

            I am working on redoing the whole web site so it is easier to read and get around.  The main pages have been

            updated and I am working on the rest. 

            I have added a new feature "Zan's story" which is an inside look at clicker training, contributed by my colt Zan. 

            I will add to Zan's story on a regular basis

            We have a few new members (Pat Miller in Maryland and Dana McDaniels in Georgia)


Mar 21, 2004

            Two new members (Karen in Pa and Margaret in Canada)

            Updated calendar (the dates for the  May clinic in NY have been changed)

            Alex will be at Dressage at Saratoga on Memorial Day weekend


Jan 26, 2004

            Two new members (Blair Chambers in Texas and Linda Gonzalez in NJ)

            Announcement of Houston clinic in Feb.

            Share your valentines candies with your horse as those heart candies make good treats

            A few new book recommendations I pulled from other clicker lists


Jan 10, 2004

Regina’s treat list in the training section.

New Members: Anne Weston in Australia


Jan 5, 2004

New members: Visit the members page for some new members (Donna Hughes in Florida, Ginny Gradin in Canada).  Kathy Baker (Florida) is now offering lessons.


The calendar now lists all of Alexandra Kurland’s clinics for 2004. I hope to add other clinics and opportunities with other clicker professionals in the future.


On the training page, I have added a post by Melissa M. that lists her progress in the past year. It is a great list of things to do with a young horse, and also how all those little lessons can add up.


Welcome back and enjoy the site.