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Sprite is a 16 hand, 5 year old Irish Sports horse that has been a student of clicker training
He grew up with a view of open Irish country side, running free with his companions. Once in England his owner decided to try clicker training him for extra stimulation and to help with his exercises. It has proven a useful tool especially in colder months when the freeze ment not a lot of riding , and when Sprite decided he didn't like the farrier!
So far Sprite has learnt to:
Walk backwards, Stay, Come on cue, Target objects and touch on cue, Follow target stick - in the process of free lunge work, Pick up a ball
These are being developed and have helped with his over all control. It has helped to teach him some patience and to keep still while his rider gets on.