We're having fun with a clicker!!!!
I've just been dumped on from a great height in many respects these last couple of weeks, so I decided it was time for a change of direction. I ordered the clicker training book, and got myself a clicker. I've been reading the book very carefully for a week or so now, and getting myself clued up.Then I decided on my goals and prioritised them. You have to do it in tiny steps, and start with the ground work.....i.e getting the horse to catch on that certain activity plus click sound equals reward.
It took about three sessions to convince me that Rebel really had caught on.to this concept. This morning, I went to turn him out.
He usually jerks down hard on the halter when I reach the green area just before the gate. This time I pre-empted it.The minute he put his head up, I clicked and gace him a nut.We walked on. Ditto. This time,when he picked his head up, I hesitated before clicking.He stood patiently.I clicked......and bingo.He looked at me expectantly, but without mugging me."OK then.....where's my reward???"
He stood and let me take his halter off,without galloping off half way through, so I clicked and rewarded him, and he just sauntered off. How knows???? I may be onto something here???