I gave up on horseback riding this week -- at least for the next month or so. With high temperatures, rock hard ground, and horse flies, riding is not fun.
But, I didn't want to give up on the horses.
The Haflingers are social critters who like interacting with people.
So, I got out the clicker. It's been 18 months since I worked with them on the clicker. During those brief sessions on clicker training, I introduced them to the clicker and taught them to touch a target.
Would they remember that after all this time?
Lily, especially, loves the clicker. The mare is curious by nature... and loves treats. As soon as I clicked, she was offering behaviors to receive the reward.
Now, what to teach?
My first goal... Play Ball!