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BARKS Recorded Podcast with Alexandra Kurland: April 17, 2019.

Guest: Alexandra Kurland, a graduate of Cornell University where she specialized in animal behavior,  whose area of particular interest is the development of a horse’s balance: physical and emotional.
Alexandra Kurland is the author of Clicker Training for your Horse“; “The Click That Teaches: A Step–By–Step Guide in Pictures“;  “The Click That Teaches: Riding with the Clicker“; “JOYFULL Horses“, and “The Goat Diaries”.  She is co-producer of the weekly podcast, Equiosity. Her clicker training website: The Clicker Center.

Topic: Series of PPG Webinars presented by Alexandra.

  • Lining up the How, What and Why of TrainingA presentation intended to help us understand how different training belief systems emerge, in which Alexandra introduces us to the work of the cognitive linguist, George Lakoff.
  • Keeping Things in Balance –  An in-depth exploration of where the simple training mantra, “For every behavior you teach there is an opposite behavior you must teach to keep things in balance” takes us.
  • The Origins of Excellence – So where does excellence come from?  Are there truly “horse whisperers” who were born with the gift, or is excellence something that can be developed?  
  • Riding with the Clicker – 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.
  • Who Owns the Process? – “So many of our handling techniques are done TO the animals we are training.  I want to use techniques that are done WITH my animals.”

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