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Using Clicker Training to Teach Riding as a Road to Reinforcement to a Mustang Stallion

A few years ago I sat on Tarot for the first time (read about that here), but I still didn’t really feel that he was ready for riding. 1,294 more words

Clicker Training


I stumbled on some old pictures while looking for something else the other day. Oh Midas, memory lane! Before Midas, I rode and trained a cremello gaited large pony, and rode a retired show pony. 519 more words

Gemma Hill: My two days training at Brackenhill Stud. Part 1: Day 1

By Gemma Hill

After winning the coach award at the Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy Summer Camp 2017, I booked my 2 day stay at Brackenhill Stud sponsored by the Stud and the Academy.

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Rider Training

In the presence of horses...

Time spent with horses is always time well spent. I remember my own childhood with horses and even when things went “wrong” for me and I was frustrated or angry – the horses taught me how totally nonproductive that was! 210 more words


My Dilemma is Stalled

Sky lives in a stall. It was very hard to find a place within reasonable driving time from our home to board her that wasn’t loaded with filth or dangerous rusty tin panels. 481 more words


Applied Learning

Day 2 went a lot better. A whole lot. What was different? I went slow. Instead of waiting for Sky to discover the trouble in the blanket I showed it to her, and held her and reassured her the whole time. 120 more words


Knowing When to Stop

It was a sunny, breezy day here in Western Iowa. We’ve had a lot of them lately, and the trees are starting to turn. A perfect day for a little sacking out. 668 more words