Academy Lesson List

75+ HORSE TRICKS AND ACTIVITIES

Here’s a list of what is available for you in the Horse Tricks Club right now.  And each month we add more activities!

*Just imagine what you and your horse could be doing over the next few months!

 

HOW TO GET STARTED IN TRICK TRAINING

  • Choose your own path through the Academy (Levels with ribbons, Step-by-Step, or Freestyle).
  • About your very helpful and experienced instructors
  • How to join the 500+ members-only Facebook group

 

THE IMPORTANT FUNDAMENTALS

  • Find out the best rewards to use
  • Discover tricks your horse already does
  • 5 steps to teach your horse anything
  • How to use training plans
  • Equine Behavior 101 (Part 1)

 

 

BASIC TRAINING EQUIPMENT

  • Simple training equipment you need to get started
  • Ideas for extra equipment and toys
  • How to create a Trick Box
  • How to make a recycled feedbag treat pouch

 

 

THE MARKER

  • How to use a marker to help your horse to learn quicker
  • Fun ways to practice your timing skills

TRAINING WITH TREATS

  • Step-by-step treat manners training
  • How to train food pushy horses
  • Benefits of high-value vs. low-value treats
  • Do you have to use food as a reward?
  • Equine Behavior 101 (part 2)
  • Recipes for unique horse training treats

 

 

FOUNDATION MOVEMENTS

The 6 simple movements that are the building blocks for all tricks

  • Targeting an Object
  • Head Down
  • Backing
  • Leg Up
  • Leg Forward
  • Stand/Wait

 

 

SIMPLE TRICKS

  • Hug
  • Kiss
  • Twirl
  • Catch
  • Yes
  • Smile
  • Simple Bow

 

 

ADVANCED TRICKS

  • Flag Waving
  • Pedestal training
  • Ringing a Bell
  • Head down from a distance
  • Spanish walk from the ground
  • Spanish walk mounted
  • Sneeze
  • Body targeting
  • Hip targeting
  • Tail backing
  • Fetch
  • Out and around an object
  • Painting
  • Automatic self-loading into a trailer
  • Balance a cone
  • Circling cones
  • Rings on a cone
  • Roping horse
  • Lining up at the mounting block

 

 

NO-FUSS HORSE CARE

  • Applying medications
  • Hosing
  • Spray bottle and aerosol can training
  • Dental Care Preperation

 

 

RECORDING YOUR TRAINING

  • How to record your training
  • The benefits of filming your training
  • Helpful tips and equipment
  • Members-only Facebook group to help you create videos for yourself, friends, and family

 

OBSTACLE COURSES

  • Pole work
  • Backing through cones
  • How to build a pedestal
  • How to build a hay box
  • How to build a tunnel
  • How to build a curtain rack
  • How to start agility training

 

 

CALM AND CONFIDENT

  • How to create a more confident horse
  • How to teach your horse to approach scary objects
  • Umbrella Training
  • Popping Balloons
  • Tapping for calmness

 

 

LIBERTY

  • Walk with your horse at liberty
  • Liberty riding using hand and hoof targets
  • Liberty equipment
  • Recall at liberty using the Draw
  • Send your horse away and back to you at liberty
  • Liberty for collection

 

And each month we add more activities!