Clicker success: the benefits of colic and laminitis

Jane&Ziggy

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Well, it has been a hard summer for the Ziglet, but not without its compensations.

I am sure he thinks things over when I am not there. And today he:

  • walked in hand over the coloured poles (flat on the ground) without hesitation, deviation but WITH repetition, in both directions, four or five times;
  • picked up his frisbee and handed it to me for the VERY FIRST TIME; and
  • walked, trotted and cantered with me at liberty, and then WALKED BESIDE ME OVER THE COLOURED POLES ALL BY HIMSELF IN BOTH DIRECTIONS!!!!!!!
I could not be more thrilled if we had done a clear round at Hickstead :bounce::skip::showoff:
 

newforest

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I'm glad you've been enjoying yourself.

Groundwork is fun, i love it, great for confidence building etc.

I do stick to me over the jumps with Tilley, now she's got bigger girl i think i need longer poles!
 

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Go you and Ziggy!!!!

Am remembering all your things with Ziggy as Tobes will have to be in for 7 days whilst undertaking his worming routine at the new yard:help:

Eyed up a ball sort of thing in the feed merchants today. Which one does Ziggy have?

Am mentally noting all beech branches, and various other things he loves, so I too may pick bags of things to entertain him.

Bet Ziggy is well delighted with himself. Did you start clicker training whilst he was on box rest? Or before?
 

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Wow that is great Jane! Fancy Ziggy popping himself freely over coloured poles... they obviously weren't of the horse-eating variety :giggle:
 

Jane&Ziggy

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Ziggy has the Horse Decahedron and he LOVES it.

We have been clicker training for a while, but yesterday was the time I saw most clearly that he was really THINKING and thinking hard about what he could try. He offered me the frisbee out of the blue, I was gobsmacked! But I clicked like mad in good time, and then he did it again, yay!
 

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Do you use a hand held clicker or just click with your tongue ?

I now just click with my tongue, as i found i was a bit fumbly with my hands trying to do/hold too much. It seems to work well for us.

He`s very clever picking up the frisbee ... a fantastic party trick :wink: I love seeing Coby actually 'thinking' things through, makes such a difference to initial re-actions.
 
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