3 – My SECRET to becoming attuned with your horse

By |July 4th, 2017|Insights|5 Comments

4 – My SECRET to giving your horse a voice

By |July 4th, 2017|Insights|0 Comments

5 – My SECRET to understanding what your horse is saying

By |July 4th, 2017|Insights|0 Comments

2 – My SECRET to you & your horse feeling successful

By |June 15th, 2017|Insights|0 Comments

1 – My SECRET to happiness with your horse

By |May 18th, 2017|Insights|6 Comments

Breeding a foal – A REALITY CHECK

Yesterday I received my 5th call for the season of people wanting help as they have tragically lost their mare or foal or both in the birthing process. The lady I spoke to yesterday was kind enough to allow me to share her experience in the hope that people really rethink if breeding a foal at home is a good idea. Samantha did everything right. She read books, she got the vets advice, she had a foaling alarm, she had her mare in a safe paddock…… but the night before last she lost her precious mare giving birth. She now [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Insights|0 Comments

Are our expectations blocking our progress with our horses?

Life has its own rhythm and its own natural course to follow, yet we still insist on trying to control how everything unfolds. This is particularly true when we are talking about training horses. We know what we want from our horses, we expect them to behave in a certain way and if we don’t get what we want, we are unhappy and frustrated. We then begin searching for how to fix our horse that won’t fit in the box we have created in our mind. In contrast, it is a really amazing feeling when you are able to take [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|Insights|7 Comments

Trick for a treat! Yes or No….

I guess the first question you need to ask yourself is "do you want to build a two-way relationship with your horse, or do you want your horse to complete the tasks you are setting for him or her, that is to be obedient?". I am not a fan of using treats or clickers to teach horses. I believe it creates a false relationship. Let me explain what I mean... When we have done something really good with a horse, most of us want to reward them and our go to is usually pats or treats. This is where I [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Insights|2 Comments

Rules, rules and more rules!!!

Hi Everyone I had two great questions from our online student Erica that I just answered. Q1 - I always notice your movement with the horses and see you moving backwards a fair amount. I was always taught that we must do everything possible to NOT move backwards, because doing so would indicate ‘being moved’ by them, or being ‘less’ in rank. and conversely we can bring about more confidence in an insecure horse by letting them move us. As I watch our herd I always notice that horses lower in rank are moved easily off their spot, while the [...]

By |September 16th, 2016|Insights|0 Comments

Are you in control?

We as a human race have subjugated horses for a long as we can remember. Many years ago it was to make our daily lives easier as they were used for transport and farm work. We have taken them to war. Wars that make absolutely no sense to horses who are a peaceful animal. Today we don’t need them in the same way, yet we still yearn for our horses to do what we say and meet our needs. A room full of trophies, a trainer with many clever techniques to get the horse doing what they want, a problem [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Insights|3 Comments