Horseplay & Harmony The Cornerstones Part 1 of 4

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About Course

Welcome to Course #2 of the Horseplay and Harmony Academy, The Cornerstones! We are so thrilled to have you and have so much packed into this course we can’t wait for you to see it!


We will start off by discussing horse personalities and how they interact with the different types of tricks we can teach our horses.  From there we will dive right into teaching some ‘foundation’ tricks such as saying ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and will also teach your horse how to give a kiss.  We will continue on to learn about targeting and then advance the back to object trick learned in the Fundamentals course to an actual sit-down!


As you move into the further modules of this course series we will dive into everything you need to know about pedestals, pedestal work, and platforms and then move onto lunging with a natural progression to liberty lunging.  We will wrap this course series up with bowing in an easy to understand 4 step method!


As with all of our courses we provide videos and pictures of each trick as well as printable step-by-step instructions for each trick and a printable workbook for the course!

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What Will You Learn?

  • In this course, you will learn to teach some super fun tricks including the say yes, say no, give a kiss, nose to target, and more!

About the instructors

Caylyn Walker
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

Course Curriculum

Welcome to the Horseplay and Harmony Fundamentals Course! This course is broken into 4 modules and is jammed packed with information!

  • Welcome!
  • Horseplay Medallion Levels/Horseplayer Swag
  • What to Expect in This Course
  • Recap of Safety Points
  • Resources
  • Video Submissions
  • Recap of LOLA
  • Recap of the Learning Pyramid
  • Recap of Course 1 Tricks

Module 1 Introduction and Workbook
Introduction to the Cornerstone Topics and also the course workbook

  • Introduction to Module 1 & Workbook
  • The Types of Tricks
  • Horse Personalities
  • *BONUS Material * Special Treat Recipe

Cornerstone Tricks
Learn how to teach the say no, say yes, give a kiss, and nose to target in this module!

  • Teaching the Sit Down
  • Sit-Down Quiz
  • Teaching The Say No
  • Say ‘No’ Quiz
  • Teaching the Say ‘Yes’
  • Teaching Say Yes Quiz
  • Teaching Give a Kiss
  • Teaching Give a Kiss Quiz
  • Teaching Nose To Target
  • Nose to Target Quiz

Cornerstone Part 1 Recap
Recap of Module 1 of the Cornerstone Course series

  • The Cornerstones Part 1 Recap
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