Testimonials

The word from our students and Members of the Connection Training Club. You can also find more reviews on our Facebook Page.

Sharon Louise Furlong | Australia

Sharon Louise Furlong | Australia

Had to share! Rode Stormy for the first time without lunging first, in a very gusty southerly wind that started ...
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Rachel Lechner | Austria

Rachel Lechner | Austria

Looking forward to another year of connection training, it has really made a difference for two of my ponies. Both ...
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Karen Chorney | Canada

Karen Chorney | Canada

www.exeterfarm.ca ...
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Dawn Emmerson | UK

Dawn Emmerson | UK

Hi Hannah, I had to email you to let you know I am on SUCH A HIGH!!! I have had ...
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Janice Evans | UK

Janice Evans | UK

Loving connection training, feeling totally inspired! ...
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Caroline Hooper | UK

Caroline Hooper | UK

This has been a great course. With a very few sessions of ‘head up’ Ellie’s posture at liberty & ridden ...
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Nichola Garratt | UK

Nichola Garratt | UK

Just want to share how amazing the gymnastic groundwork course at Cortijo de Segura was last week. it really helped ...
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Simone Haerri | Canada

Simone Haerri | Canada

Life with Walley has got so much better! Even the little things I learned so far made a huge difference ...
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Barbara Dreyer | UK

Barbara Dreyer | UK

I have used clicker training with exotic animals before for a few years (being a zoo keeper), but have never ...
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Press and Appearances

We are available for interviews, seminars and to provide articles for blogs, magazines or other publications.
For press info, email theteam@connectiontraining.com

Hannah talks about the CT Book on the Whole Horse Podcast

Hannah talks about the CT Book on the Whole Horse Podcast

I was delighted to chat with Alexa again from the Whole Horse Podcast. In our first chat, we got into the principles of positive reinforcement training and discussed practical ways to build motivation, while keeping relaxation and bringing it into your everyday life with your horse.

In this second episode, Alexa was asking all about the upcoming CT Book. Here’s what she says about it:

“This episode celebrates the release of Hannah Weston’s new book Connection Training! After our first episode together, I couldn’t wait to chat with her again, and I was thrilled when I received a copy of her book pre-release. Positive training has been on my radar for years, but I admit to being a skeptic – chatting with Hannah has been a breath of fresh air, bringing in essential and connecting variations and a comprehensive understanding of equine emotions. I’m excited to try some of the connecting episodes in the book with Diva, and will report back in a future Hannah episode on our progress!”

Head over here to listen now.

Or, search for ‘Whole Horse Podcast with Alexa Linton’ on your favourite podcast app – this is episode 40.

While you’re there, do check out Alexa’s other episodes. She has some fascinating discussions with great horse people, including sharing her own experiences as an Equine Sport Therapist and horse owner exploring all areas of horse keeping and training with her own mare, Diva.

The Connection Training Book is released TOMORROW – 9th November! It’s available to pre-order now. To celebrate its release, we’re running a 3-week online Conference, which you can access FREE when you order the book. Click here to find out about the book and Conference. 

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Deep Dive Review of the CT book 📖PODCAST 🎧

Deep Dive Review of the CT book 📖PODCAST 🎧

It’s getting closer to book release time and to whet your appetite, here’s an interview we did with Tracy over on the Come Along for the Ride Podcast all about the Connection Training book.

Here’s what Tracy had to say:

“In this special episode I speak with Hannah and Rachel about their new book, Connection Training The Heart and Science of Positive Horse Training.

This book is not simply another horse book. This is, I believe, a text book that is essential reading for all horse owners, even the ones who do not believe in positive reinforcement. A lot of you may believe in affirmative training, but not the use of treats, that’s ok, there is still so much for you to learn from this book. And if you still use negative reinforcement, then you really need to listen to this podcast and then get to amazon and purchase the book.

If you’ve ever tried treat training with your horse and found them to become anxious or overbearing, then there’s a whole chapter in the book about that too. We also discuss this in the podcast.

This book has the science behind how horses learn. It speaks about behaviour, the science of emotions and calming signals as Rachel she has spent many years researching the best possible way to train horses. Her daughter Hannah has spent the time taking the research to the horses and putting it into practice and making it fun for both horses and humans.

The book is full of pictures and practical things you can take to you horses right now. It’s not the kind of book you read and put down and wonder what to do next. It has step by step guides and plenty of video resources and also a club you can join at the end if you feel you need more support.

Let’s get into this interview, it’s not surprisingly, a long one. I read this book and had a lot of questions, but I also wanted to give you a good feel for what you are getting in this book and why it’s a must read.

🎧Click here to listen to it now.

 

You can also find it on your favourite podcast app – just search for ‘Come Along for the Ride’ podcast. While you’re there, check out the other episodes and fantastic interviews from Tracy and other horse-centred professionals from around the world. It’s a brilliant resource and definitely one to subscribe to!

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You can also pre-order the CT book now and attend our 3-week online conference FREE 🎉🐴📖Click here for info.

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10 Steps to Train Your Horse to be a Happy Loader and Traveller

10 Steps to Train Your Horse to be a Happy Loader and Traveller

I was delighted to join Glenys from the Horsechats podcast again, this time discussing the steps to help your horse become happy to load and travel.

We covered:

Why so many horses find loading challenging.

Loading preparation exercises you can do with your horse, even if you don’t have free access to a box or trailer

Practical ideas to help make the horsebox a place your horse wants to be (even fitting it in around your daily routine).

How to work with your horse so you can shut the partition and doors panic-free.

How to introduce travelling and make the destination experience a good one for both of you.

The Horsechats podcast is a great listen, with interviews from equine experts in all different fields. You can check it out here.

You can listen to this episode here:

 

There’s a whole Chapter on Loading and Travelling in the upcoming Connection Training book! Head over here to get chapter 1 free and pre-order your copy now. 

PLUS If you pre-order the book, you get FREE access to the CT Book Launch Online Conference, which is 3 weeks of positive horse training videos from trainers around the world. Find out more here.

 

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Hannah on the Whole Horse Podcast

Hannah on the Whole Horse Podcast

I had a great time chatting to the lovely Alexa Linton who hosts the Whole Horse Podcast. On it, she has thoughtful discussions with a fantastic range of equestrian professionals that are informative and inspirational. I recommend this podcast and it’s one I listen to when mucking out!

Here’s what Alexa said about our chat:

“I love meeting and chatting with people that are changing our way of being with horses! It was such a pleasure to connect with Hannah Weston, co-founder of Connection Training. What a mission she’s on! We got into how to build bridges between more traditional training and reward-based positive training, how to work with horses that tend to get distracted by treats, trust building with horses that have gone through trauma, and how to use this type of training to create the kind of connection that builds curiosity, courage, and relaxation. Diva and I are definitely going to try out some of her suggestions!

Hannah’s unique combination of skills complement each other brilliantly, giving her a holistic understanding and approach to horse training. It is all underpinned with Connection Training – using positivity, rewards and putting the horse’s emotions first. She works to create a bridge between training horses to move brilliantly and applied reward-based principles to it to train horses classical dressage with choice, joy and plenty of targets! “

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You can access hundreds of full step-by-step training videos and support in the CT Club. I’d love for you to join our friendly, supportive and fun global community and learn more about how to use CT in a practical way with your horse. Head over here to find out more. See you there!

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Hannah on Horse Chats Podcast

Hannah on Horse Chats Podcast

Hannah talks about her equine history, teachers and philosophy with Glenys Cox of Horse Chats.

Hannah on Horse Chats Podcast

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Rachel at Equine Behaviour Forum 2018

Rachel at Equine Behaviour Forum 2018

Rachel presented on ‘The Emotional Horse’ at the Equine Behaviour Forum 2018
Hannah training at Redwings Horse Sanctuary 2018

Hannah training at Redwings Horse Sanctuary 2018

Hannah was brought in to work with the team at the Behaviour Centre in Redwings Horse Sanctuary, a great team of dedicated staff headed by a behaviourist and vet, to work with feral ponies.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Hannah featured in Listening to the Horse Movie 2018

Hannah featured in Listening to the Horse Movie 2018

Hannah was one of 70+ top horse trainers featured in the documentary, Listening to the Horse.

Listening to the Horse Movie

Hannah on Horsehour Podcast 2018

Hannah on Horsehour Podcast 2018

In this podcast interview, Hannah talks in-depth about Connection Training with host, Amy Frost.
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