Part 4 introduced you to the six foundation lessons. Part 5 added the six teaching strategies. Now we’re going to put them together to come up with a training plan for your horse.
One of the takeaways from the last two units is there is no one, right way to train anything. If one shaping method isn’t working, try another. You want to find out what suits your horse. And you also want to consider how you’re going to use the behavior. If riding is on your radar, you’ll want to include some pressure/release of pressure strategies. If this is a behavior you’re going to want to use at liberty, you might be looking more targeting and freeshaping solutions.
One of the functions of the foundation lessons is to let you experiment safely with different teaching strategies. The more comfortable you are with each of them, the more options you’ll have. You’ll often find yourself mixing and matching - using different teaching strategies to teach different components of a complex behavior.
Part 4: Foundation Lessons
Part 5: Teaching Strategies
Part 9: Clicker SuperStars
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Part 6: Training Plans Page 1
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