Sandy, your clicker party was AWESOME,
and it was so nice to meet the faces behind the emails!
It was so cool watching your horse, Cita, sidepass up to
the mounting block for you to get on (and off!!); and seeing
Gaila's black 4yr old mare learn the bow was really neat!
Especially since she had only had 3 sessions of targeting
before... what a smart horse!! The mare was dropping her
knee almost to the ground, as well as her nose to the
ground in less than 15 or 20 min.!!
Sandy, you made ground driving so much fun and I can't
wait to work with my colt on improving his bit gives so that
we can graduate to *real* driving. Thanks for showing us
c/r from horseback, too!
I liked the fact that newcomers to clicker training came
and watched and joined in on the fun, courtesy of Apache
the gelding, who helped them learn CT. (he helped intro
me to handheld clickers, too!) :o)
Looks like some new clicker converts to me!!
Ok People, Go Out There and Keep CLICKING!~~Rocky
I want to comment to everyone on the list that if you can get together
to share ideas it is a wonderful experience. Everyone went home
inspired to do more with their horses. Sandy showed me how to teach my
stallion how to sidepass...maybe that will end up on the first video.
It was great. All he knew how to do so far was fetch an orange cone
(BTW, several people wanted to know where to find them...they are small
soccer cones in the athletic department at Kmart and WallMart). It was
also very much fun to finally put a face with a name for Rocky and
Peter, and also Kathy who owns Ranger. I am so happy to be part of this
group of positive, helpful people.~~Gaila
WOW! Did we ever enjoy ourselves at Sandy's! Cita was wonderful. She
really picks her front legs up high when Sandy tells her "leg." This is
something I want to work on with our mule, Babe. She picks all her feet up
but not as high as Cita.
Gaila's stallion, Joker, was quite the gentleman. Gaila has only been using
the clicker with him since Thursday and he already will walk over to the cone
and bring it back to her. He was also sidepassing within minutes. In fact,
so was Cita. Sandy has worked a couple of times on the ground with Cita on
sidepassing and today was the first time they did it with Sandy mounted. Way
to go you guys!
Thanks Peter for manning the cameras. It was fun watching Rocky help with
teaching Miss Kit the bow.
Three of my friends made the trip with me. They were all interested in
learning the clicker training. Thanks Apache for letting them play with you.
Poor Jeanie couldn't keep up with Apache. He was faster than she was.
Touching the cone and looking at her for his treat. We talked about our day
all the way home and they were so excited that they had been able to "talk"
I have some pictures that I will send to Judy. I hope everyone gets a chance
to do what we did today.