This is the start of a three part conversation about riding with the clicker. In Part 1 we jump straight in with a description of single-rein riding. We’ll take you back to what it was like to be a youngster again going out to get your pony. It was a lot more fun to hop onto your pony bareback and ride to the barn rather than walk all the way back. You had only a halter and lead rope for control, but you learned that was all you needed. And then you took lessons and you f
We begin this week’s episode by talking about an up-coming Getting Started clinic that is scheduled for July 2021. This takes us down many fun rabbit holes - expectation, conditioned reinforcers, learning from stories, the leggo blocks of training, giraffe preferences, and finally to riding.
In Part One of our conversation with Anita Schnee we promised you an Awareness Through Movement lesson. That’s how we begin this week’s episode. There’s no better way to learn about the Feldenkrais Method® than to experience it directly. So this week instead of listening to the podcast while you are driving, instead find a quiet time when you can lie down on your back. Relax, listen and enjoy an ATM lesson. Then join us for a further discussion of the work as it relates
Horses know how to reinforce us. When we get ourselves organized and well balanced, they reward us with glorious rides. This is one of the many reasons the Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons are so useful for anyone who handles horses. Our guest this week, Anita Schnee, is a Feldenkrais practitioner who has been attending my clinics since 2016. She's the perfect ambassador to explain the Feldenkrais Method® and to relate it to training. This week we explain wh
Should I make you wait until you listen to the podcast to find out what the great news is? I think not. I’m delighted to finally be able to announce that the first lesson in my DVD series is now available on line. “Lesson One: Getting Started with the Clicker” is available as an on-line mini course. I’ve been working on this project for several years. I’ve had it mostly done for a while, but there were other things that kept pushing it onto the back burner, including ge