The Art and Science of Clicker Training for Horses (Paperback)

A Positive Approach to Training Equines and Understanding Them

Benjamin L. Hart

Clicker training can help owners improve their relationship with their horses and overcome undesirable behavioural traits... (Ben Hart) recognises how it fits in alongside more traditional horsemanship.

A guide that explains, clearly and practically... the scientific basis [of clicker training]... and how it can be most effectively used.

Publication date: 08/09/2008

£15.00

ISBN: 9780285638242

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

The Art and Science of Clicker Training for Horses (Ebook)

A Positive Approach to Training Equines and Understanding Them

Benjamin L. Hart

A guide to clicker training science and technique from an expert horse trainer.

Everything you have wanted to know, but have never had the opportunity to ask, can be found in this book. Ben Hart aims to provide each trainer with a working understanding of clicker training science and technique, empowering you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to adapt these techniques to suit you and your horse.
A clear, concise and accessible guide that will help you develop a positive approach to horse training: this is an indispensable illustrated guide to an exciting, effective and positive method of training horses.
How does a small plastic box bridge the gap between desired behaviour and effective positive reinforcement, and in doing so greatly enhance equine-human communication? Ben Hart explains the evolution of clicker training from its use with dogs and marine animals to its place in horsemanship. He answers all of the most frequently asked questions and offers practical solutions to some of the common problems that are experienced during training. Ben Hart gives all owners the opportunity to develop their training abilities and to improve their equine relationships.

Whether you want to remove bad behaviours, reward new ones, build confidence, improve problem solving skills or just understand your horse better, clicker training is the most positive approach to equine training currently available. Ben Hart explains the evolution of clicker training from its use with dogs and marine animals, its place in horsemanship, and the importance of refining its use specifically for equines. From experience gained all over the world, Ben answers all the most frequently asked questions, whilst solving common problems that are experienced during clicker training. The author bases his approach to training on mutual trust between equine and human, using common sense and honesty to encourage people to follow their own path to horsemanship. He skilfully balances the art and science of behaviour to help anyone develop a positive approach to equine training that works with horses, donkeys and mules. Clear, concise and accessible, this is an indispensable guide to an effective and positive method of training equines.

Publication date: 01/03/2011

£8.99

ISBN: 9780285639720

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B00796E3RE

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Reviews for The Art and Science of Clicker Training for Horses

'A guide that explains, clearly and practically... the scientific basis [of clicker training]... and how it can be most effectively used.'

Alternative Horse Society 

'Clicker training can help owners improve their relationship with their horses and overcome undesirable behavioural traits... (Ben Hart) recognises how it fits in alongside more traditional horsemanship.'

Horse Magazine 

'Ben Hart is an expert in clicker training and his new book describes in detail how and why the principles work.'

Riders Magazine 

'Brings a scientific approach to the use of clicker training... Opens up new ways of being progressive with clicker training... Very enlightening.'

Horsecare.org 

'A long awaited down to earth book on the successes to be had and the pitfalls to be avoided with clicker training... All the questions you ever wanted to ask.'

Enlightened Equitation 

Benjamin L. Hart

Benjamin L. Hart

Benjamin L Hart is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. Ben currently does research on various behavioral adaptions of animals to defend against pathogens and parasites, yawning in elephants and joint disorders and cancers associated with early spay and neuter in various breeds of dogs.