Horses love food and adore special treats like snacks that you can give them for good behavior or when you are clicker training them. There are snacks that are good for them and then there are some that you should not consider feeding to a horse.
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Horses are not just built to run, they can do more than we think. Most people believe that horses have a brain like the size of a walnut. The size gives us the idea that they do not think, are not conditioned-response animals, have no sense of concept. Guess what – equines are sensitive just like us.
Horses are known to be independent thinking animals that like to be free to move about and not confined to small places. If you compare horses that are left in open fields to those that are kept in the, they will possess different behaviors. The stall-bound horses behavior manifest in form of pacing around the stall, chewing on the walls, kicking and biting in order to try to cope with stress. However, the horses on the open field will not show that kind of behavior as they are not acting against their will. Proof that horses think.
There are a few horse training books books out already about clicker training horses but I say the more the merrier because each person has their own voice and way of explaining training lessons. So if you are having trouble wrapping your mind around the lesson in with one book you can try another. I find that with each new book I read on the same subject that I pick up more knowledge from the different points of view.
Leslie Pavlich’s new paperback book is named: Clicker Training: Colt Starting the Natural Horse and it is available now at Amazon.com.