"Oh, I'm not interested in tricks. I have far too many other (more important) things to be doing..."
Hey that's cool. I'm totally fine with that, to each their own. I too have little time and lots of important things to be training (and *cough*toomanyhorses*cough*). I do make time to train some tricks though, and here's why.
All that said, I admit I find this whole thing a little tricky (haha), after all I don't want to perpetuate that myth that clicker training is "just for tricks". I personally clicker train my young warmblood during every schooling session, to mark the moments she softens and engages, gives me some lateral movement, or a soft balanced transition. With clients I am most often supporting them to resolve problem behaviours or bad habits, as well as working toward ridden and groundwork goals.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on all of this - if you don't train tricks, why not? If you do train tricks, what's your favourite thing you've ever taught your horse to do?
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