SIMPLICITY THROUGH PSYCHOLOGY
The strength, power and gracefulness that horses possess is often the source of our attraction to them, but that strength also gives them the capability to exert unbelievable force when threatened, potentially causing tragic injuries. In the past, horse training was all about dominating the horse physically, so the task of breaking and training was borne exclusively by tough and brave cowboys who could take the bumps and bruises. Today, the horse’s role in our lives has changed from from utility to mostly recreation and sport. As more and more families, children, seniors, and more recently, handicapped riders take to horsemanship as a way to unwind, relax and provide daily enjoyment, the nature of horsemanship and specifically the training of horses has taken a very profound turn. As people that may be less rough, tough, or able bodied than the archetypical cowboy enter the horsemanship scene, new methods that employ the use of psychology are beginning to turn up all over the world. Trainers using these methods still have their share of critics, but they have also given rise to hundreds of thousands of people experiencing results that they feel are nothing short of phenomenal. By using psychology as opposed to physical force, this program teaches you how all behavioral or training issues can be broken down into extraordinarily simple, step-by-step solutions that do not require you to use physical strength or put yourself in harm’s way.
Just like people, every horse has their own unique history and innate needs, motivations and fears. This program will help you understand your own horse’s unique personality and thus give you greater insight into why your horse might react to things differently than another horse. The ability to immediately and accurately read your horse’s body language and recognize the difference between fearfulness versus dominance, instinctiveness versus learned behaviors, playfulness versus agression, is essential for your safety and furthered education. You will learn how the horse’s mind operates, how it percieves and retains information, how a horse learns and how you know that the horse understands your requests. By giving you a deeper awareness of your horse’s needs as a learner, you’ll learn how to understand, teach, and train your horse in ways you might have never thought possible.
MAKE AN INVESTMENT THAT STICKS FOR LIFE
Our training program is not only an investment in your horse, but in your own education in bettering yourself as a rider and horseman. By offering a systematic program that brings both the horse and the rider’s contributions to the issue at hand, this program can ensure success that lasts. Through observation of other training programs that discourage or even refuse owner participation, those methods typically have a high rate of failure and leave the owner feeling lost, frustrated, and as if they have made a poor investment. We believe that the horse is a mirror of you, and without being the best horseman you can be, the problems will remain unsolved and will resurface when the horse returns home. By encouraging the owner to participate as much as possible, we ensure that your results not only stick for life, but continue to grow even after your experience with us is complete. In understanding the horse’s nature, how to read his body language and react appropriately, you will become a rider that instinctively knows what to do, how to do it, and why. Many people often find these solutions to be universal and are able to apply them to future issues, and even other horses they have back at home.
By getting owners on the right track, their eagerness to continue their education expands once their horse returns home. When the owner feels confident about picking up where we leave off, we are pleased to step back and allow them to do so, giving them tips and advice if they ever become stuck. As oppossed to other training programs that can evolve into escalating costs and diminishing hopes, our clients leave here prepared, with a clear path to success that they feel comfortable persuing without having direct or daily assistance.
We understand that the training process is never truly complete and owners are going to have questions that emerge from time to time. Not only do we provide excellent customer service to our current and past clients, we offer a guarantee on our training that stays with the horse for the rest of his life, even if the horse is sold to someone else. We also offer access to clinics and seminars exclusive to our training and riding instruction clientel, online assistance with access to a database of informational articles, social networks to help you connect with others, and monthly e-newsletters loaded with news, insights, training solutions and horse care tips.
A TEAM OF EXPERT TRAINERS
To meet your individual needs and goals, our staff of trainers is both diverse and versatile. Each trainer has a comprehensive understanding of both english and western performance but offers their own specific areas of expertise, which include dressage, hunters, jumpers, reining, equitation, and pleasure. We also provide training and instruction for those who ride strictly for recreation and simply want to make their experiences with horses more educational, safe and fun. By customizing your training experience, we can tailor our services to meet your goals and budget.