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Learning Goals
In Part Four you learned about the six foundation lessons. That sounds simple enough - only six behaviors, but then I showed you that there is more than one way to teach every one of those behaviors. The mantra becomes: if one shaping strategy isn't working, try a different approach. When your horse wants to get you to click, he may go through his "rolodex" of behaviors you've taught him. At first seeing him offering behaviors can be great fun, but it can also feel out of control. It's time for cues and stimulus control.

In this section I'll show you how to expand on the foundation lessons so you can create a solid prep for riding. I'll introduce you to the concept of cues, and I'll show you how to use loopy training to form increasingly complex chains of behavior.


At the end of this lesson you'll know how to:

        attach cues to a behavior

       bring a behavior under stimulus control

       use cues as reinforcers
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Course Contents
Part 1: Intro
Part 2: Getting Started
Part 3: Loopy Training
Part 4: Foundation Lessons
Part 5: Teaching Strategies
Part 6: Training Plans
Part 7: Cues
Part 8: Chains
Part 9: Clicker SuperStars
Part 10: Rope Handling
Part 11: Riding Pt 1
Part 12: Riding Pt 2
Part 13: Riding Pt 3
Part 14: A Look Ahead
Part 15: Bibliography
On-Line Support
Part 7
The Power of Cues
The Power of Cues
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