When you start teaching your horse a new trick they may want to do it all the time (even when you don’t ask them to do it).
This just means they are super keen!
Even Trigger, who is an experienced trick horse, will do this sometimes.
And while this is cute and you’ve got to love them for trying 🙂 it is really important that your horse learns that they should only do tricks when you ask them.
But, if you want to build the bond and relationship with your horse, you must never punish them for trying. You just need to explain that they should only do tricks when you ask.
Here’s a video showing how I handle Trigger doing ‘extra’ tricks (in the kindest possible way).
PS Watch for Bella trying to do some extra tricks too 🙂
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