This morning I received an email from Jane Savoie about her Freedom from Fear DVD set which has just been released. I congratulate Jane on this achievement! I know Jane has made it her life’s work to help people have happier more enjoyable relationships with their horses and I want to support her work. To find out more about her program click here.
In her email she also included a link to a clip from the video. In the clip she demonstrates a little bit about how she uses clicker training to help train horses who are relaxed and obedient. Naturally, I applaud this effort since we are 100% on the same page about the value of that process. 🙂 Here’s a link to the clip. Or, watch it right now below!
Now those who know me might have some questions about how Jane has chosen to use the clicker. You’ll see that she clicks a lot and only rarely offers a treat along with it whereas I would nearly always give a treat with each click.
Her explanation is that if you are clicking for “Go” it would be confusing to have the horse stop for the treat. Actually, my own experience is that horses figure it out just fine. However, I don’t want this small criticism to mar what is an otherwise admirable effort to show people how to have a much more positive interactions with their horses. Good work, Jane!