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Re: [RC] I have created a monster - rides2far

He finally reaches out with his nose and touches the thing.  I 
praise him and give him a piece of carrot. !

A vet friend of mine was trying to show me how to do clicker training.
She took a big 32-oz. orange cup and held it in front of his nose. When
he accidentally bumped it she clicked and gave him a treat. Soon she
could lift it or lower it and he'd think a minute, then reach down and
tag it. Within minutes you could put the cup on the ground and the horse
would walk over there and tag it then ask for a treat. I think you just
taught your horse the same thing. I'm hoping to use it to teach 7 to
allow the vets to check his gums. Kinda tricky sticking your fingers in a
horse's mouth then immediately giving a treat. Gotta do it right or lose
a finger. :-P

I looked up clicker training and was reading on it. Apparently you have
to be careful. One family wanted to teach their horse to kick a socker 
ball and once he figured out that was how to get treats he was kicking
their chickens all over the farm yard. :-))


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