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R+ Motion Coaching for Chubby Horses


    Train your horse in 3 easy steps forward motion at liberty. Use optimistic reinforcement (R+), in order that transferring turns into appetitive! Cease struggling and operating alongside if you train your horse at liberty! Let your horse do the motion! Present him that it pays off. Train him to adore it, so he’ll supply energetic walks, trots and canters.

    Step 1

    Train your horse to maneuver round a cone!

    Benefits are a lot:

    • No must construct a Reverse Spherical Pen
    • No prolonged arrange and clear up time
    • No operating alongside together with your horse (in any case, he’s the one which wants the train, proper? ;-))
    • No goal stick that turns into a crutch and troublesome to fade out

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    Reinforce the slightest strive. On this video you’ll see, that the beginning received’t look something just like the aim behaviour in any respect! Be endurance! This isn’t detrimental reinforcement the place you may virtually see the top aim behaviour instantly!

    Step 2

    Train your horse to Depart the Cone Alone. Not solely instructing him to disregard the cone, but in addition to depart the cone. And be good with this!
    If you taught him that, you may train him to go to the following cone, and the following.

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    Reinforce the slightest strive. Don’t be afraid to click on and deal with a lot. Particularly at first! Till your horse will get the concept.

    You’re constructing Confidence together with your clicks! And also you give your horse Readability together with your clicks! Each crucial to construct a bond together with your horse within the course of. Win-win.

    Step 3

    Add cones: two cones, three after which 4.

    After you have 4 cones you may form your sq. right into a rectangle. I name it the (HippoLogic) Reverse Rectangle. I took the Reverse Spherical Pen concept only one step additional. This makes it simpler for the horse, and … no clear up time!

    Benefits of working your horse in a Rectangular form:

    • Creating straight strains to maneuver alongside, are a lot simpler on your horse than to maintain transferring in circles (which may be very arduous and unnatural)
    • When it’s simpler on your (chubby) horse, it’s most likely method much less aversive as when the train (going round in circles) is difficult
    • The brief sides provides you loads of alternative to achieve your horse to feed him
    • Corners will assist make your horse use his inside hind leg and stability him
    • Corners will assist train your horse to make use of his physique effectively
    • Alternating a nook with a straight line will permit your horse to calm down after a bend. This makes exercising simpler and extra appetitive than engaged on a circle or small sq..

    Practice Your Horse to OFFER motion with R+

    Be a part of R+ (motion) Coaching for Chubby Horses Program

    Is your horse chubby? Did the vet beneficial: No extra treats!” or “Extra train” to get your horse in form? Be a part of my R+ for Chubby Horses program. We’ll deal with your greatest wrestle in getting your horse to maneuver with optimistic reinforcement. You possibly can solely be part of after a private dialog, so I can tailor this 2-week on-line teaching program in direction of your horse, your scenario and your wants! You possibly can ebook a name right here.

    If you wish to get higher at issues like:

    • Constructing length in exercising your horse with R+
    • Getting your horse in form and reduce weight with no crash weight-reduction plan
    • Creating enjoyable in motion coaching so that you don’t should preserve operating alongside

    That is for you. Take a look at the knowledge web page right here!

    Sandra Poppema, BSc

    Founding father of the HippoLogic Clicker Coaching Academy

    Sandra Poppema BSc HippoLogic Clicker training coach