It’s been a month since “Modern Horse Training” was published. Yesterday I celebrated the one month anniversary by exploring Instagram. People who know me are aware that I am a very reluctant user of social media.
Instagram is unknown territory for me. I am very much like someone who is new to clicker training. I’m asking the same questions. What is this? How does it work? How do I begin?
Regular users of social media would have been chuckling if they had seen my computer usage over the last couple of days. I was like a nervous horse edging up to a puddle, jumping back, nosing forward again. Should I or shouldn’t I put a toe in?
I have bravely decided to test the water. Just like that nervous horse I could easily jump back out again, but I have a lot that I want to share with you about Modern Horse Training – not just the book but what that phrase has come to mean to me. I’m motivated to take the first step in.
So I have put up my first post on Instagram. If you are on Instagram, you can reinforce this behavior in a number of ways. You can, of course buy my book. That’s very reinforcing! It is available through my web site, theclickercenter.com and Amazon. You can leave a five star review on Amazon. People have been writing some extraordinary reviews which I deeply appreciate. They are great reading! And they certainly help to spread the word about clicker training.
You can share the book with your friends. And you can share your own images on Instagram of what Modern Horse Training means to you. With your help, I’m going to be learning how that’s done on Instagram. You can laugh as I stumble my way around hashtags. Just remember the answer is always obvious to the one who knows it. Right now I have questions not answers which means I am exactly where someone is who is new to clicker training. I am imagining someone opening my new book for the first time and beginning their journey into clicker training, just as I am beginning my exploration of instagram. The difference is they get to play with their horses. Whatever anyone says about social media playing with horses has to be more fun!
See you on Instagram! If I have the language right, you can follow me at #ModernHorseTrainin