Welcome to Part 3 of the Horseplay and Harmony Fundamentals course bundle! In this course, we will build upon the Horseplay concepts learned in the first two parts to introduce more advanced tricks. Specifically, we will focus on:
The look away trick, a trick used for combatting food pushiness,
Backing up to a target, the first step to teaching the ‘sit down’
And introduce the first method I use for teaching the laydown
At the end of this course will be a final exam for the Horseplay and Harmony Fundamentals Course Bundle!
What Will I Learn?
Learn how to teach your horse to back to a target (in preparation for the sit down), teach the 'look away' technique and also the laydown!
Topics for this course
Introduction to Module 3?
Welcome to Part 3, the final part to the Fundamental series!
Welcome to Module 3!
Backing to an Object?
The first step to teaching a 'sit down' trick is to get our horses comfortable with backing to an object. We will explore how to do this with our horses in this module.
Backing to An Object00:2:03
Advanced Back to Object00:00:35
Back To Object Quiz
Teaching The Look Away?
The look away trick is a very helpful tool in our toolbox of tricks to teach food manners to our horses. We will explain how to teach this trick in this lesson.
The Look Away Trick00:3:24
Look Away Quiz
The Lay Down
Laying Down and Safety
Teaching The Laydown00:8:21
Teaching the Lay Down Method #2
Cues & Advanced Technique
Lay Down Quiz
Module 3 Recap?
Recep of the concepts introduced in Module 3.
Module 3 Recap
The Fundamentals Full Course Recap?
Fundamentals recap of Part 1, 2, and 3. Course final exam to follow.
Video Submission and Course Completion
Horseplay and Harmony: The Fundamentals FINAL EXAM
Caylyn Walker has been an active equine enthusiast and animal-lover since her toddler days. She began riding lessons at a young age and then continued into a competitive riding career where she achieved multiple regional and national titles in various disciplines. In 2012 she also earned two World Championship titles in Morgan Dressage on her beloved Morgan gelding “Riley”.
Caylyn’s love of trick training started when her first horse was injured and no longer able to work under saddle. She found alternative ways to keep her horse mentally active while continuing to build the partnership they had created. From horses, Caylyn expanded her horizon to trick training goats, chickens and even Zebu cows while she worked at a petting zoo during her high school years.
While in school, she completed a Bachelor of Science with a particular focus on animal behavior and psychology. She continued to develop her methodologies in working with animals experimenting with body language and behavioral shaping through positive reinforcement methods. After completing her degree, she moved into a career as a Safety Manager where she developed her teaching and communication techniques to groups of people across Canada.
Currently, Caylyn works full time on her farm in Jasper, ON breeding and training foundation Morgan horses. She offers clinics across Canada and does performances with her trick horses in Ontario. Caylyn has authored three books: Horseplay and Harmony Safe and Responsible Trick Horse Training, Foals With Goals and Liberty Work and Trick Training With Young Horses.
Though she loves working with all horses Caylyn is passionate about working with foals and young horses at an early age. Giving them a sense of confidence using positive reinforcement techniques sets them up for a lifetime of success! Caylyn continues to offer trick horse training lessons, clinics and demonstrations and even offers trick trained horses for sale occasionally! She can be contacted through their website www.horseplayandharmony.com