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The way to turn into a greater Buddy in your Horse


    using positive reinforcement makes you a clicker trainer

    In my neighborhood I focus not solely on educating horse folks to coach behaviours with constructive reinforcement, I specialised in reworking horse homeowners into clicker trainers. Most horse folks don’t think about themselves ‘clicker trainers’, however I imagine you are in the event you change the behaviour of your horse with constructive reinforcement!

    What do I imply by that? I focus not solely on easy methods to clicker prepare your horse, I provide help to develop the coach abilities you should develop, with a purpose to turn into the very best clicker coach you might be.

    Clicker abilities are the instruments, the strategies, the strategy and your system with a purpose to prepare your horse..

    Coach abilities are the abilities that the Coach should develop with a purpose to be taught to assume in a constructive reinforcement means.

    Developing Trainer's Skills will increase your success rate in clicker training your horse

    Do you ask your self:

    “How can I remedy this with R+? “

    “How can I make this (this factor *I* need) a Win-Win, so I get what I would like from my horse and my horse will get what he needs so we each be ok with it and it enhances our relationship?”

    “How can I forestall falling again on R- (or P+/-)?”

    “How can I enhance in order that I get higher outcomes or educate my horse quicker and with out frustration?”

    I’ve thought very lengthy about what it takes to turn into a very good constructive reinforcement coach and The 6 Key Classes for Trainers are the abilities that helped me and all my shoppers essentially the most. I name them Key Classes for Trainers, as a result of they’re your Key to Success in Clicker Coaching. You’ll be able to prepare quicker, get higher, extra dependable and predictable(!) outcomes and the higher you’re on the key Classes for Trainers, the much less you fall again on conventional coaching. The much less you fall again on R- (as a result of now you have got R+ options and methods to coach), the much less guilt and the higher your friendship along with your horse will likely be.

    The higher your constructive reinforcement Coaching Abilities, the higher your outcomes you’ll get and the higher the friendship along with your horse will likely be.

    Rules of Studying & Motivation. This not solely contains information of the Studying Quadrant (R+, R-, P+ and P-), as you’d count on. There may be extra, like:

    Learning Quadrant: R+, R-, P+, P-
    • HOW does a horse be taught? How does studying takes place?
    • How does your horse learns finest? What will increase studying (a sure stage of calmness, curiosity, rewards, expertise (allow them to do the considering) and so forth)
    • What inhibits studying and how are you going to keep away from it (an excessive amount of worry, frustration, flight/struggle response, boredom, lack of curiosity, worry of studying et cetera)
    • What motivates my horse in a constructive means (appetitives)

    And(that is the half most individuals skip):

    • How do I -as coach and human- be taught finest? Do I like studying from video, practising, studying, conversations and discussions with friends. Do I like step-by-step instruction throughout my coaching periods or do I need to have the idea after which practise alone and have somebody to present me suggestions for bettering and somebody I can flip to to get help if I wrestle.
    • How can I maintain myself motivated? Numerous shoppers approached me as a result of they misplaced motivation do maintain determining issues on their very own and reinventing the wheel. Success is a superb motivator: you’re coaching your horse and BAM! He has discovered the behaviour you wished! Nice! Now, easy methods to maintain this in his repertoire (see above, how does studying happen and easy methods to maintain your horse motivated to carry out the behaviour you simply educated)?
    • How do I maintain momentum in my horse’s studying curve? Most causes that folks get caught in clicker coaching are simply solved, if they’d understand how. Discover a mind to choose so that you received’t need to put your horse and your self to pointless frustration or boredom in coaching.

    One other a part of Studying is to keep in mind the pure behaviour of your purpose species, your learner! Horses have totally different pure behaviour, life-style and studying types than for example canine, who’re predators. As soon as you understand how to tailor your coaching to your learners pure behaviour, you possibly can forestall a lot wrestle!

    Sadly, most horse folks imagine within the myths they’ve fed us over time (“Don’t let your horse win!” “Present him who’s boss” “Make him do it”). That you simply (nonetheless) imagine them just isn’t your fault, you assumed that the extra skilled horse individual/teacher was proper… Sadly they have been lifeless mistaken, in the event that they taught you to make use of power and coercion to get what you need out of your horse.

    Trailer loading: a struggle for most owners

    Taking into consideration what you’re asking from an animal (horse) that’s developed over hundreds of years on plains, is a grazer and browser and makes use of flight and flight and numbers (herd animal) to outlive to enter a tiny, wobbly house, the place escape just isn’t doable and likewise usually with out fellow herd members… No peripheral imaginative and prescient doable in a field with tiny home windows!.

    Sure I’m speaking about trailer loading. It’s very unnatural and goes into a variety of their pure behaviour.

    And most of the people don’t even take into consideration that, when their horse refuses to go in… They label their horse as cussed, dumb, silly or worse.

    I believe it’s superb that we are able to überhaupt prepare a horse to journey in a trailer, given his pure behaviour.

    If extra folks would perceive the Rules of Studying & Motivation in a means the LEARNER advantages, too, the world could be a happier place. Wouldn’t you agree?

    How do I implement the Rules of Studying & Motivation?

    Practise, practise, practise. Additionally: making errors, and studying from them and making an attempt new approaches (considering from what your horse would love, what he *can* do (what’s species particular and straightforward for him). One other Key Lesson for Trainers is to Observe Your Coaching and Consider it! Extra about that in one other weblog. 😉 That may provide help to really implement Key #1 Rules of Studying & Motivation.

    Most troublesome factor in the event you’re altering from P and R- to extra R+ in coaching, is to coach your self to ask your self questions so that you turn into conscious of what you’re doing and what’s occurring.

    • Is my horse making an Away-From resolution? If that’s the case, you’re utilizing an aversive or there could possibly be an aversive within the surroundings (horse is terrified of the trailer, a canine barks and makes your horse fearful)
    • Is my horse making a Shifting- In the direction of resolution? He doesn’t need to go into the trailer as a result of he moderately eats grass (appetitive) or needs to stick with his buddies (herd) and that’s the rationale he doesn’t trailer load at this time.
    • What motivates my horse to do what he’s doing? (Not solely an essential query if he doesn’t do what you need, but in addition an important query if he does do it! So *you* be taught what he needs and might use that subsequent time. If he moderately needs to graze the grass subsequent to the trailer as a substitute of going into the trailer, how are you going to use that info to get what you need? How will you use grass to get him into the trailer? Are you able to consider methods?
    Enhance the bond with your horse through positive reinforcement and building trust and a clear two way communication

    Are you a compassionate horse proprietor who likes to be taught and want to get private teaching in a gaggle? Do you need to have entry to on-line clicker coaching programs and a superb, supportive R+ neighborhood, then be part of our HippoLogic Clicker Coaching Academy. Take a look at the hyperlink!

    Or begin with a free clicker coaching evaluation to get style of what it feels prefer to work with me. Uncover your robust factors and weaker factors in coaching (when you have some) in order that you already know what to focus extra on, with a purpose to get the outcomes you need. 

    After your evaluation you have got a transparent plan and know precisely what the next step will likely be with a purpose to accomplish your dream behaviours along with your horse. E book right here

    Comfortable Horse coaching!
    Sandra Poppema, B.Sc., founding father of HippoLogic & HippoLogic Clicker Coaching Academy
    HippoLogic Clicker Training Academy transforms horsewomen into clicker trainsters