Teaching your horse to be relaxed and confident using learning theory and equitation science.
…have an unstarted horse (young or old)?
…have a horse with a bad or unknown history?
…need a better relationship with your horse?
Who wants to spend time with an aggressive or disobedient horse?
You can carry on, keep getting frustrated, and make little progress. Or you can build a better relationship based on understanding, with increased safety and predictability.
That’s why I offer training. I want you to enjoy having a horse—a horse you can trust—even more than before.
Many training problems can be solved in two weeks of training!
- Science-based training
- Positive methods for welfare and results
- All training sessions are open
- Group paddock
- Flexible for number of training days needed
- Additional board options available
- Can travel around Edmonton/Sherwood Park
- Work in your own, familiar area
- Biosecurity is taken seriously
But he walks all over you, and those little annoying behaviours like nipping or throwing his head are getting worse and worse…
All your friends are giving you suggestions about what you should do. Some of them are alright, but others are the exact opposite. How do you know which to try?
If you could only learn WHY the horse was doing that….
You can! With positive, patient training, your horse can learn to be calm, relaxed, trustworthy. Then you’ll be the one giving suggestions—but they will always be helpful, because you’ll understand why they work!
Wait! Why do you offer training one session at a time? No one does that!
Well, using the principles of equitation science, I can zero in on the problem and the cause very quickly and begin producing correct behaviour. Two weeks is a typical amount of time to create significant progress towards resolution.
Then I want to help you learn what I taught the horse so you can follow up and consolidate the new behaviour. You can have my help through lessons or an extra week of training if you like. But I’m confident I can train your horse and explain it to you in a way that both of you understand.
Why is your training so expensive?
I’m glad you asked. I believe you will get so much out of a week of training that it will be worth a whole month of training that you could get elsewhere. That’s what I found when I discovered equitation science. It’s worth it. Ask any of my clients!
What’s in it for me?
You will be able to enjoy your relationship with your horse. Think of your best human relationship. What is happening when you both say the same thing at once? You understand each other. Relationships must be built on understanding.
So, once you understand how what you are doing with your horse works and why it does, and how all that lines up in his brain, you’ll have that seemingly mind-reading relationship that every horse person longs for.
With that comes:
- A new authority amongst your friends. Horses listen to you.
- Improved scores in your sport.
- Reaching your goals by understanding how to work towards them.
- A working knowledge of your horse’s brain so when behaviours come up that you don’t like you can fix it yourself.
- Feeling safer working around a more predictable horse.
- A horse you can trust.
- A horse that behaves for you as well as he does for your coach.
- Moving through problems that used to hold you back.
Like a physiotherapist, my goal is to get you and your horse working smoothly again so you can do the things you enjoy without continually needing my help. I’m here to get you started; you can take this wherever you want to.
I was having trouble with the tie stall. It was so scary and I didn’t know what to do. Now I know what is expected of me, and I am happy to do it!
I was worried about everything. Now I understand what the lesson stable needs me to do to give their students a good ride. I love my job.