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
Part 4: Foundation Lessons
Part 5: Teaching Strategies
Part 9: Clicker SuperStars
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