Skeptical About Clicker Training?

Answers to some common questions about clicker training

To Rome Via the Scenic Route

I wrote this article in 1998. It appeared that year in the New England Dressage Association's annual "Salute" publication. It is interesting to read it back 11 years later. Although I've grown a lot in those years the core message remains true. I would only make one...

Clicker Training: Myth vs. Reality

I get asked this question a lot: What is this clicker training business and what could it possibly have to do me? My goal in this article is to dispel some of the more common myths about clicker training that have emerged over the last several years as the method has...

Why Clicker Training?

Let's be pragmatic. Compared to horses, we humans can't compete if the test is one of brute strength. We need to enter the training arena with our wits about us and use our brains to get to the horse's brain. The more we can get the horse to want to go along with our...

Everything counts

Every day I am reminded again and again how every little thing counts to the horse. Horses want to get along with us. They are watching us closely for signs of meaning behind the things that we do. Right or wrong doesn't enter into it. In fact, it is safe to go by the...