Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pony With All Four Feet in the Tub

We had a short clicker training session today; the goal being to have the pony put all four feet in the tub. He's had his two front feet in the tub several times previously.

Then we asked for the third foot to step into the tub.

He had a little problem figuring out how to keep all four feet in the tub. When the fourth foot (the back foot) came into the tub, the front one went out, followed by the other front. He kept the back feet in, and you could see that he was trying to figure out how to do this. He lifted his front feet and put them back into the tub.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pony Platform Pivots

The pony is doing very well with his clicker training, picking things up, stepping into and onto things, and learning to pivot on the platform / pedestal.

For more information about clicker training:

ClickRyder Blog

ClickRyder Website

ClickRyder Discussion List

Debby Short Clicker Video

Other clicker training videos.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Playing With Pony

The pony loves to play around and learn stuff. Today he stepped all four feet up onto the platform. We're using clicker training with him. Horses just love it!

I'm also trying to get him to pick up and give me an item. He's at the "pick up" part, but isn't so good at letting go of it, unless he tosses it, which he likes to do :-).

He is learning "in", "on", and "around". He puts his feet "on" the platform, "in" the bucket, and goes "around the cones.

He is also learning to tail a person up a hill.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tonka Pony

Tonka means "great" in the Sioux Indian language.