IÂ´ve been using the CT for some years now, Here in Norway the method gets a lot of criticism because people believe that the horse will start begging for treats all the time, what theyÂ´ve misunderstood, is that you got to click at the precise moment. IÂ´ve never had a problem whit my pony being overwhelmingly focused on treats because of the CT, in fact, he already was, because he was handled a lot by kids, he learned that when he wanted, he could get anything, but whit CT, he understood that he had to do something, he had to suggest, and as a result, he started to love working(he hated it before), and when he gets the treat, hes more excited about it, because he gets a kick out of guessing, sugesting and managing to do things, it also brought back his self asteem, from a ero, upp to a firework of a pony, who loves to be whit humans, "work" and use his head to find solutions to what IÂ´m asking him to do.
When it comes to CT, I personally think that it is one of the greatest ways to bring upp a horse, or to heal "wounded" horses, because whit positive training, if you click att the right moment, it can only do wonders, ofcourse, if you learn the horse a trick that could cause a problem, like rearing, spanish walk and so on, if the horse sugestes it, you should ask for something else, aways progress, donÂ´t get stuck whit one task for to long, if you do, you might make the horse bored, and youve ruined that extra excitement whit the CT.
the one trainer that I would recommend you, is Ellen Ofstad http://www.ellenofstad.com/enghome.html
Good luck, love to hear from you again
-Snoopy and Lia