Clicker for Performance

Clicker for Performance

Clicker Training

"Clicker for Performance"

"A sceptic by nature, I admit that I came to Clicker Training more out of desperation than desire. I have looked, and continue to look, at many systems of training and was always disappointed when they required that I be;

  • Bigger,
  • Stronger,
  • Quicker and
  • More clever than the horse

And therefore I was doomed to fail…

I was not expecting that Clicker Training would change my life, and the lives of the horses and people I come into contact with, work with and love - but it has." says Becky

Spot the Clicker Trained Horse... Need a clue??? He was BIG, ginger and loved the camera!!!


Ashen E.C is proud to be a Clicker Training centre which means that our horses, and all the horses we take for starting/rehabilitating/training/schooling are worked with the assistance of the clicker.

Becky Chapman has delivered Clicker Training Lecture/Demos at Your Horse Live and The Equine Clicker Conferences.

It makes us truly proud to have a yard of happy horses, keen and eager to "work" each day.

Improve -

  • Communication, performance, core strength, long-term soundness, emotional self-control and "availability”
  • Clicker training is a fantastic tool to positively reinforce desirable behaviour,
  • To assist training, both ground-work & under saddle,
  • To improve rapport between horse and handler/rider,
  • To increase motivation,
  • As well as assisting with behavioural issues.

Please scroll down for 2017 Clicker Clinic with Alexandra Kurland!!

Clicker Courses with Becky Chapman

The ideal introduction to clicker training.

Whether you are already convinced that Clicker Training is the way forward, or whether you are sceptical and uncertain, but sense that there might be a means to train your horse without the requirement to -

  • Punish
  • Coerce
  • Escalate Pressure

A Clicker Course is the right choice for you.

Train happy, confident, go anywhere, do anything horses.

Depending on participants' needs clinics will introduce/revise/build on the Essential Foundation Lessons -

  • "Targeting"
  • "Head Lowering"
  • "Happy Faces"
  • "Standing on the Mat"
  • "Backing"
  • "The Grown-ups are Talking"...
  • Clicker compatible rope/rein-handling skills
  • With a view to progressing to
  • "Capture the Saddle"
  • "Why Would You Leave Me"
  • "3 Flip 3"
  • Riding with Lightness
  • What is "play" and the benefits of "play" within training
  • Understanding and utilising the "seeker" and "play" circuits of the brain while avoiding activating the "fear", "rage" and "panic"circuits.

Feedback from Clicker Foundations Courses -

Anne:  I loved this course and so did my horse!!!  Highly recommed the course and working with the very knowledgable Becky Chapman is fab too!

Sarah:  Daisy Dolittle and I did this course before starting her under saddle - it has had such and influnce on her training.  She loves her work and is so willing to try as she has had the clear positive reinforcement message embedded from the start.  She grows with each new challenge rather than getting anxious.

  • 2017 DATES:
  • 18th & 19th March (FULLY BOOKED, contact us to join the waiting list)
  • 16th & 17th Sept (LIMITED SPACES REMAINING)
  • Cost - £200 with horse inc' D.I.Y livery on dust-free bedding & hand-outs.
  • £100 without horse inc' hand-outs.
  • 10% discount to Strider Club Members
  • £50 deposit secures your slot.
  • Please scroll down to book

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Alexandra Kurland Clicker Clinic 2017


Ashen E.C is proud and excited to be hosting Alexandra Kurland's English Clicker Clinic on June 20th - 22nd!

Participants are invited to join us for a "Meet and Greet" over tea and scones on the afternoon of Monday 19th June, this will assist Alex in setting the tone for and planning the clinic and is an opportunity for catching up with old friends and meeting new ones!

The clinic will take place Tues - Thurs and a full timetable will be forward to those booked in May.

(More details about Alex can be found on her website by clicking this link)

Due to demand and to ensure quality of delivery to all participants this course will be co-coached by Becky Chapman and Mary Concannon.

Mary is a Horse Sport Ireland coach and a Click-that-Teaches instructor.   Mary brings 30 years experience as a teacher/lecturer to the clicker training world. She holds a Ph.D. in Science and understands and appreciates the scientific method behind Clicker Training and the learning theory it enshrines.  She has trained extensively with Alexandra Kurland, and uses her methods as these place huge emphasis on working in balance for both horse and rider and riding for a sound spine.  Both of these aspects help the horse to remain healthy and sound for many years.

Mary has also published research on the effectiveness of equine clicker training/Positive Reinforcement when compared with Negative Reinforcement techniques at the Equitation Science conference 2012.  She has worked with horses and riders of all levels from back garden pets to Mounted Police and Olympic eventers.  In addition to horses, Mary has also been involved in training a diverse range of animals from cats and dogs to penguins and otters.

In the last number of years, Mary has travelled worldwide giving workshops in New Zealand, USA, England, Scotland, France, Germany and Austria on Equine Clicker Training.  She is an enthusiastic teacher who believes that all learning should be fun for both horse and rider/trainer.

PLEASE NOTE - This clinic is only open to those who have trained with Alex or Mary before and/or those who have done a "Clicker Foundations Course" with Becky Chapman (details above), contact us with any questions.


With horse including DIY livery - £480 (FULLY BOOKED, PLEASE BOOK WITHOUT HORSE!)

Without horse - £240 (LIMITED SPACES REMAINING)

£100 deposit secures your slot, scroll down for the secure link.  O/s balances are due on or before 31st May and Strider Club Members may have this course added to their stage payment plans, contact us for details.

Contact us - Tel: 07900 436110 or Email:

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