We would love to welcome you to the CT Club, an online space crammed full of step-by-step training videos, live Q&A’s, an exclusive forum and a wonderful community. Join our members from all over the world! 

The Connection Training Club

Q: Are you looking for positive training advice that is practical and gives you actionable steps for your horse?

There is a lot of theory out there, especially when it comes to using science-based techniques for horse training. Theory is really useful, but trying to use it when you’re actually with your horse can you leave you feeling like, “Yeah, but what do I actually do?”

We’re here to show you. We teach the theory so you can understand why your horse is behaving as he is and why various training approaches work, but Connection Training is a practical approach.

We can teach you the steps to train each behaviour and how to adapt the training to suit your horse, whether he’s too excited, unmotivated, anxious or confused. Our videos show all the steps and variations (including the messy bits) so that you gain a wide understanding of the principles of the training, while learning  specific steps for each exercise. We want you to feel knowledgable and empowered when working your horse, so you know how to react to any situation or training challenge that arises.

Q: Are you tired of being told you need to be ‘harder’ with your horse and want an effective, horse-friendly solution?

Have you ever been told you’re too soft with your horse? 😳 This is such a common story in the horse world. You want to know the good news? Soft trainers are more compassionate, have great feel and search for ways to work with their horse as a true partner.

You do not have to push, kick or chase your horse to be an effective trainer. You can kiss, cuddle and treat your horse and be an effective trainer.

We train horses based on their emotional state. This means we’re always prioritising their feel-good emotions such as relaxation, confidence, play, care and joy. This creates a calm, happy horse who wants to be with you and loves to learn.

It’s also so much FUN for us humans. In my previous horsey life, I’ve spent sessions battling with my horse, trying to ‘win’. But, you’re a partnership with your horse – in my opinion, you either both win (you have a good time together that strengthens your relationship) or you both lose (you have a bad time together that weakens it).

So, if this resonates, know that you can be soft AND a great trainer. In fact, in my opinion, you can’t be a great trainer and not be soft. Soft = compassionate, sensitive and the way to connection.  This is what we teach. 🐴 ❤️


Q: Do you want clear training steps, expert advice and support when you need it?

I’ve been teaching reward-based training techniques for over 15 years. My passion is breaking down the principles and steps so that others can learn it, too (without all my trial and error!). 

In the CT Club, you’ll get INSTANT access to hundreds of video tutorials, filmed with many different horses and humans learning these lessons (nothing is staged!). These are organised into programmes to get you started with CT, to solve handling problems like leading or feet issues right up to training freejumping and riding. It’s an enormous vault of R+ training videos that you get full access to as soon as you join.

You’ll get structure for your training, and will learn how to get results while building your bond and connection with your horse.

You’ll get real-person support from experts. Our certified coaches will guide you in our forum, facebook group and monthly study groups. You can chat to us (Hannah and Rachel) directly in our fortnightly live Q&As. You can also access Q&A recordings, extra audios and video reviews.

Since it’s online, you can join from anywhere in the world and become part of our wonderful community. It’s a diverse, friendly and supportive place to learn, no matter your location or horsey background.

The CT Club is the core of Connection Training and you’re invited to join us there!

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Watch the video to learn more about my story, plus what you can find in the CT Club:

What’s in the video?

00:00 Where it all started for me

01:10 I was TOO SOFT for traditional and Natural Horsemanship training techniques!

02:00 Finding positive reinforcement and what changed for us and our horses.

03:42 Our equine professional lives and starting to teach CT in real life and online

05:30 What do you get in the CT Club?

What's in the CT Club?

Join the CT Club Today and get Instant Access to:

Home Study Courses

We have hundreds of step-by-step training tutorials on everything from getting started, despooking and problem-solving to advanced groundwork and riding exercises. 
Find out more about our Home Study Courses

Live Q&A’s

We hold regular live online Q&A sessions where you can join from anywhere in the world and chat to us directly to answer your questions. This is a great chance to chat to us and get opinions and suggestions for you and your horse.

Q&A Recordings

You can download all recordings from all previous Q&A’s. Perfect to listen to when driving or mucking out, you’ll learn loads on how to apply the training in different ways in a wide range of situations. The topics covered are clearly listed so you can find ones relevant to your horse.

Monthly Study Groups

Our Study Groups guide you through training a specific behaviour or problem. They are 4 weeks long and each week, you receive a video tutorial to watch and an exercise to train. They are run by our CT Coaches, so you get expert advice and feedback each week. The progress is amazing!

Exclusive Members Forum

We have a lively private forum for members only. In keeping with our ethos, this forum is a very supportive and friendly place to ask advice. Hannah, Rachel and the CT Coaches also answer questions on the forum regularly.

Training Journal

As a member, you get your own Training Journal on your profile where you can log your training sessions. You can track your progress, get support and share successes through your Training Journal.

First Month HALF Price☟

£43.95 / Month
*First Month only £21.97*


$53.95 / Month
*First Month only $26.97*

€48.95 / Month
*First Month only €24.97*

You will be taken to our Membership Site Club.Connectiontraining.com to complete your purchase and sign up.

CT Club Membership Info

It’s a monthly subscription to join the CT Club with your first month half price (so you can check it out and see if it’s for you!).

There is no fixed term and you can cancel your membership at any time directly from your CT account.

Any questions? Email us theteam@connectiontraining.com - we'll be delighted to help!

What’s the Value?

Home Study Courses £2,270 | $2800 | €2600
This isn’t a number we plucked out of the air – before it was a membership site, we sold access to the courses individually and this was the cost to buy all the courses. As a member, you get INSTANT access to ALL of the courses, so that you can find the videos you need for your horse. We also add new videos every month.

Q&As £50 | $60 | €58 per QUESTION
When you chat to us (Rachel and Hannah) in the Q&As, you will get the chance to explain your situation in detail and will receive a fully tailored response. We regularly spend 20-30 mins on each question when necessary in order to give you clear, actionable steps you can use with your horse in your situation, so it’s similar to a coaching call. And, you get the benefit of both of our expertise. We offer 2x Q&As per month. You can also access all the recordings of previous Q&As. 

Monthly Study Groups £99 | $122 | €114 Per STUDY GROUP
Other R+ trainers offer similar study groups at this cost. We offer you 2 PER MONTH, included in your membership.

Forum and Facebook Group Support £50 | $60 | €58 per MONTH
Our forum and fb group are moderated and answered by our wonderful coaches every day. You will be able to access advice and feedback from expert and experienced coaches whenever you need it.

We offer an enormous amount of video tutorials as we’ve building our library for a long time. As you can see, we also offer a LOT of support directly to our members.

This combination ensures that you can find the lessons you need for your horse, see EXACTLY how the training works and what steps to follow.

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What Our Members Say:

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Home Study Courses - More Info

Our Home Study Courses are the centre of the Connection Training Club. 

These are online video Courses you can watch and follow from the comfort of your own home. We have hundreds of video organised into our Courses, so you can follow the programmes, or jump straight to the lessons you need. They are highly practical with video footage of real horses and people learning these lessons so you get to see what it looks like in real-life, not just the highlights!

Since each horse is different and training often doesn’t go to plan, we feel it’s really important to show the wobbles, the plateaus and the curveballs. This is real-life and, although we try our best to keep everything relaxed, engaged and progressing smoothly, there will inevitably be times when your horse gets confused, anxious, excitable or disinterested. Sometimes this comes from the training; we all make wrong calls occasionally, so this is nothing to worry about and we teach you how to stay calm, regroup and move on positively. Often, your horse’s tricky days are caused by outside influences such as hormones, the weather, change in management or just the mood he’s in that day. Again, we show you how to get the most out of each day and training session with your horse. You’ll develop a range of skills and tools to help your horse relax and focus no matter what and you’ll have more and more wonderful sessions as you connect and enjoy your time together. We also show you how to train each exercise in different ways so you can find the best way for your horse.

We split the lessons into bitesize videos of 10-20 minutes each. They’re perfect for watching on a tea break or just before you go out to the barn to work with your horse. Your progress through each Course is tracked so you can pick up where you left off when you’re ready for the next lesson. You can also jump to any lesson in any Course at your leisure, so if there’s a specific exercise or query you have, you can find the answers right away.

Online horse training course – 28 Video Lessons 

This Course begins with teaching you more about how horses learn, why emotions are the root of all behaviour and why and how CT works.

We show you how to introduce CT to your horse through basic exercises such as standing and leading quietly, targeting and ‘stay’.

You’ll learn that different horses need different approaches and how to tailor the training for your horse to find that emotional balance of relaxation and motivation.

You’ll also learn how fast to progress and how to fade out the clicker and rewards.

This Course gives you the Foundation to be able to train all other behaviours.

Online horse training course – 45 Video Lessons 

This course teaches you how to de-spook your horse step by step. You will learn how to get your horse calm, confident and curious on the ground and in the saddle, in the arena and out at shows and on the trail.

Our despooking training is gentle, progressive and fun. Watch as your horse builds confidence and curiosity and becomes more tuned into you as you work through the exercises.

We want to give you and your horse the confidence and connection to be able to calmly confront any situation you encounter.

Online horse training course – 40 Video Lessons 

Handling your horse each day should be relaxing and easy for both of you. Sadly, many horses and owners struggle with things like catching and haltering, farrier visits, leading nicely, standing tied and more.

In this Course, we show you how to teach your horse to be relaxed and willing for you to give him his daily care.

These lessons are shown with horses who are brand new to learning these exercises, as well as horses who have shown difficult behaviour, such as kicking, barging and running away.

Online horse training course – 36 Video Lessons 

Being able to care for you horse when he needs healthcare is important for his well-being. Many healthcare procedures such as injections, worming and wound care are naturally unpleasant or even painful. However, using CT, you can teach your horse how to be able to calmly co-operate even when the situation is difficult, through teaching a strong positive history with the procedure.

This Course covers procedures such as injection training, wound care, giving paste, hosing your horse and more.

Follow case studies as Hannah helps her horse overcome extreme reactions to injections and Shawna treats her horse daily through illness.

Online horse training course – 27 Video Lessons 

Loading problems are common. In this Course you will first learn why that is as Rachel explains the ethology and neuroscience in relation to teaching horses to load. Then you will learn practical ways to help your horse feel relaxed and confident in and around the trailer until he’s walking in happily.

Most loading training stops there. However, teaching your horse to be relaxed while being closed in and when travelling is vital to ensure a long-term happy loader. Our Course shows you these steps, following 2 case studies of horses who panic when shut in the horsebox.

Finally, we show you how to begin your first short journeys, teach your horse to be calm and connected when you unload somewhere new and how to teach him to be comfortable loading to come again.

Online horse training course – 20 Video Lessons 

Movement is important for your horse’s physical health and this Course is all about getting your horse moving! We cover how to teach your horse to lunge, as well as how to re-train it so he loves it if he has negative emotions associated with it.

Long-reining is a great pre-cursor for riding as it teaches your horse rein and voice cues and how to go in front.

A-B Freejumping is a fantastic exercise to build body awareness, strength and fitness in your horse.

As always, we show you the very first steps in teaching all of these techniques and how to make it clear and fun for your horse. From here, we build up to more advanced exercises to give you inspiration as you progress.

Online horse training course – 35 Video Lessons 

Starting your horse under saddle slowly, at home with people he knows and trusts gives him the best introduction to being ridden. Often, this process is seen as difficult or dangerous as young horses as put way over-threshold during this process.

At CT, we do things a little differently. This Course shows you exactly how to begin introducing tack to your horse. You will then learn how to teach him to walk, halt and back up from your rein and voice cues before you get on.

From here, you’ll build solid relaxation at the mounting block and then spend lots of time in halt, ensuring your horse is relaxed and connected to you on his back. We show you how to take your first steps to a target and build to being able to walk, halt, turn and back up calmly and easily.

Online horse training course – 55 Video Lessons 

Riding with Connection combines healthy movement in horse and rider with the joy, softness and relaxation inherent in CT.

This Course uses exercises to improve your horse’s strength and suppleness, along with boosting his relaxation, responsiveness and joy in being ridden. You’ll learn how to teach lateral movements, such as leg yield and shoulder-in, how to improve transitions and our whole canter module shows you how to train a calm, balanced canter on the ground and then into the saddle – perfect to build your canter confidence.

You’ll also learn the benefits of different schooling exercises and lateral movements, along with how to ride them and how to teach them from the very beginning.

42 Video Lessons | 
3 Audio Lessons 

Although the lesson varies depending on the horse and the situation, the techniques and principles underlying Connection Training are consistent. This Course takes theory and techniques that can be adapted to many situations and puts them all in one place.

Through studying this Course, you will gain a deeper understanding of how Connection Training works and will fill your toolbox to take these skills and knowledge to all training scenarios.

79 Video Lessons 
This Course teaches you how to improve your horse’s strength, suppleness and body awareness. Lateral exercises such as leg yield, shoulder-in and half-pass are taught in-hand. While working on a circle, you will learn how to teach your horse to bend and engage, moving towards collection. Using obstacles, such as poles, cones and pedestals, you will improve your horse’s proprioception and body awareness.

The exercises are taught positively (of course!), and are simple and progressive, beginning with basics such as walk and halt and progressing from there. They are broken down into simple steps; even if you’ve never done these exercises before, you will be able to follow along with your horse.

12 Video Lessons 
PLUS over 4.5 hours of extra footage from the lessons and demonstrations!

This course gives you access to all the lectures from our Riding with Connection Conference 2016.

Covering everything from problem-solving and building confidence in both you and your horse to teaching healthy and beautiful movement and improving performance, you’ll get loads of tips and ideas on how to make your riding more rewarding for both of you.


Can I Change my Membership?

Yes, you can change your membership level at any time directly through your account.

How do I access the ct club?

You can find the CT Club at https://club.connectiontraining.com/ This is where you can purchase your Membership and then log in to access the Club. Everything is online at this address.

How do i cancel my membership?

You can cancel your Membership at any time directly through your account. 

Can I join from anywhere?

Yes! We have Members from all over the world. In fact, the CT Team are often all in different countries, too!

Any questions? Email us theteam@connectiontraining.com – we’ll be delighted to help!

Free Access for Equine Charities

Reward-based training is a brilliant way to build confidence and joy in abused or neglected equines, helping them to overcome their fears, return to health and be rehomed where possible. Across the world, these needy equines are being rescued and rehabilitated by wonderful people. We want to support registered rescue centres and charities by teaching staff these techniques. We know that funds are always scarce and so we want to provide this training for free.

Registered equine charities can request free membership by emailing theteam@connectiontraining.com

And thank you to our Members for doing your bit – buying Membership for your own equine education helps us make this opportunity available for charities.

Hannah working with rescues at Hope Pastures.

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