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Riding with the Clicker. Presented by Alexandra Kurland

  • Saturday, June 08, 2019
  • 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 08, 2022
  • 3:00 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


  • For Doggone safe members
  • PPG member registration
  • A discounted rate for Pet Owner Members
  • Public registration


CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CCPDT 1.5

Registered for the live event, get busy and cannot make it?

Don't worry, you will automatically receive a recording!

When you see the title to this webinar, I know what some of you will be thinking:  “I don’t ride.  I don’t even work with horses.  Why would I want to attend this webinar?”

The answer is simple.  Riding is just ground work where you get to sit down.  The same concepts apply.  So even if you work primarily with dogs and other animals that we typically don’t ride, there is much that can be borrowed from clicker training horses that applies to other species.

And if you do ride, this program is definitely for you!

Learning Objectives:

  • The connection between ground work and riding
  • Some common questions about riding with the clicker - beginning with how do you deliver the treat?
  • Your expressway to excellence - the value of stopping to get the treat
  • Examining performance goals
  • Safety first
  • Balance matters - why?
  • Before and after - a case study leading to equine beauty and well-being
  • Find a look that pleases your eye
  • A photo journal of a beautiful ride 
  • Which do you focus on - outcome or process?
  • Shaping micro
  • The elephant in the room - pressure and release of pressure
  • Commands versus cues
  • Going micro: your base unit - gives defined
  • Develop your eye - gives observed
  • Developing lightness

About The Presenter

Alexandra Kurland is a graduate of Cornell University where she specialized in animal behavior. She began teaching horse training in the early 1980's. Her area of particular interest is the development of a horse's balance: physical and emotional. Helping horses stay sound and happy throughout a long lifetime is the goal. The result are beautiful horses that feel like heaven to ride.

In 1998 Alexandra launched the rapidly growing field of clicker training for horses with the publication of her  book, "Clicker Training for Your Horse".

Alexandra's work helps you apply clicker training to any equine need or sport - including developing a gentle and companionable riding horse, halter training foals, training advanced performance horses, and retraining difficult to manage horses. Her own riding interests align most closely with classical dressage.

Alexandra travels widely, giving clicker training seminars and presenting at conferences in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. 

In addition to "Clicker Training for your Horse", she has written "The Click That Teaches: A Step–By–Step Guide in Pictures" and "The Click That Teaches: Riding with the Clicker". She has also produced The Click That Teaches DVD lesson series, and The Clicker Center On-line Training Course.  She maintains a very active blog, theclickercenterblog.com.  She has published a book: "JOYFULL Horses" in her blog and most recently "The Goat Diaries".  Her current project is Equiosity, a weekly podcast which she produces with Dominique Day, one of the co-founders of Cavalia.

Alexandra Kurland's websites are:
theclickercentercourse.com and
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