Once upon a time on a very cold and windy March day, the Horsefaire
caravan made its way to the Uconn Storrs Campus for a exhibition
all about Clicker Training! A thirty minute presentation which
required months of preparation was exciting and a happy occasion
for all of us that were involved.
People came out of curiosity to see the famous Painting Horse
himself in person. It took place at the Horsebarn Hill Indoor
Arena, the presentation was the audiences first introduction
into Clicker Training.
Clicker Training is based on all positive reinforcement and
like the classical model no force is ever allowed. This creates
a trusting bond that is cemented each time you interact with
your horse. We shared the beautiful music that we always use
during our training sessions with the audience.
The music has an important role in our training because it
lets the horses know in advance the certain tasks that are
paired with the piece of music, so they can look forward to
preforming them. Leading the horse, getting the horse to come,
having the horse stand still, cleaning feet, putting on the
bridal, ect, are all simple tasks that become completely enjoyable
for the horse to do with the clicker! We showed these things
in the presentation.
Also, we spent time showing how Clicker Training can improve
the safety, efficiency, and the quality of life of the school
horses in your riding school program or camp! Finally as a
grand finale, Hoot the Painting Horse, painted a masterpiece
in front of the audience. Some people couldn't believe their
If you would like more information about Clicker Training,
you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org