Author Archives: Sophie

About Sophie

Living in Portugal on a permaculture smallholding.

New Blog: Horses and Permaculture

As I’ve just moved to Vale das Lobas as an intern for 6 months, primarily to study how (if) horses fit into permaculture, I’ve started a new blog specifically for that: http://www.horsesandpermaculture.org. I’m going to keep this blog for training … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Riding Frankie!!!

Woooooo Hooooo!!! Yesterday I sat on Frankie for the first time, he was a superstar – you’d never have known it was the first time he’d had someone sitting on him 🙂 Today I marked out a small square with … Continue reading

Posted in Clicker Training, Frankie | Leave a comment

Help me attend the Equine Clicker Conference!

Please help me further increase my knowledge and understanding of positive reinforcement (clicker) training so I can help more horses and humans! Clicker Training is a powerful technology based on the science of learning theory. It gives us a positive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Yes, there had to be a post with this title at some point! We didn’t actually go to Hollywood, but up to the village bar, which was just as exciting and probably a lot more fun 😉 For those of … Continue reading

Posted in Clicker Training, Frankie, Maurice | 1 Comment

A Walk up the Road!!

Went for another walk up the track today, with Beth leading Maurice and me leading Frankie.  We stopped near the top of the track and let the horses graze. They were both fab, coming down again too. Then I did … Continue reading

Posted in Clicker Training, Frankie | Leave a comment

Fab Frankie!

Fab session with Frankie today. First I led both him and Maurice up the track, both very calm and we had a lovely outing stopping to eat some grass about 2/3 of the way up. Both fab coming down too. … Continue reading

Posted in Clicker Training, Frankie | Leave a comment

Frankie has a saddle on!

Frankie had a proper saddle on today (not the treeless) and again it was a total non-event. He was absolutely calm throughout. We’d done a little session earlier (I have a fab helper here at the moment, Beth) getting him … Continue reading

Posted in Clicker Training, Frankie | Leave a comment