Testimonials

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

Ceska Florence Grosvenor | UK

Ceska Florence Grosvenor | UK

This is absolutely huge for me and Creamy! It is the first time since things went wrong a few years ago for us, that I have been able to ride Creamy and be completely relaxed and connected with eachother Me and Creamy both LOVE targeting and our new discovery for the cone square!! Thankyou to everyone at connection training for your support

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. I used to get very very frustrated about him not moving willingly away from the barn, or just generally not walking fast enough on trail rides. I love that I now have tools to reward the good behavior, I always felt with horse training and riding before, it is so much just telling the horse that this is not what I want. So now when he starts to want to run home, and he falls back into walking, I can click and reward. And it made a huge difference. Also our connection in general increased dramatically!

Lisa Duntley | USA

Lisa Duntley | USA

I just want to say how relieved and hopeful I am to have found Connection Training and for the results I’m seeing with the “Backing your Horse” Course. At least so far, my Mustang is following along very nicely to what the videos are teaching. Seeing how smart she is, how hard she tries and how much she really enjoys her ‘work’ sessions really makes me happy too!
It’s nice to see her pretty much saying “Let’s do stuff!” when I go out just to clean. Thank you Hannah for being available and so willing to help!!

Karen Chorney | Canada

Karen Chorney | Canada

Thank you so much for Connection Training! We are using it with all 4 of our girls and they love it! They range in age from yearling to 21 years. It is absolutely the most stress-free training system I have ever come across. And the ponies learn so much more quickly and easily when they are not stressed & overwhelmed. www.exeterfarm.ca

Katrina Little | UK

Katrina Little | UK

This site is fantastic, I have jumped straight in with the course on getting your horse confident, it is so great to have a criteria to follow and I am looking forward to progressing logically with my horses’ training
I just watched your video ‘How Horses Learn’ in the Getting Started Course, wow and thank- you! It is fascinating to learn about the horses brain and such an important concept about equine learning!

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 me gain a greater understanding of how I should be working with my horses, on top of learning the specific exercises we were practicing. I learned that I try and go far too fast, to slow down and reward the soft responsiveness, the intention and first move in the right direction, as well as how my body influences the horses. I just rewatched a few videos in the lunging course and got such much more out of them than I did before my week in Spain. I feel far better equipped in general to work with my horses, not just to do the groundwork.
oh, and of course it helped being so well looked after, and being with a fantastic group of fellow students. The training from Hannah was amazing, but the location, the horses and the team around you are amazing for facilitating learning, and really make it the best learning experience I’ve ever had.

Carolien Hendrikson | Netherlands

Carolien Hendrikson | Netherlands

I started the course backing your horse and it’s great, also the other courses I followed. Thanks Hannah, Shawna and Rachel for sharing knowledge. Your connection training classroom is exactly what I was looking for and what I need

Suzy Deurink | Netherlands

Suzy Deurink | Netherlands

I definitely have a highlight of this year. I’ve been clicker training with my mare Joy for quite a few years. I always focused on her behaviour instead of her emotions. She did learn the behaviours that I trained but she wasn’t connected to me at all. This is such a big part of dog training but I never learnt it with horses before Connection Training. When I was training Joy I pictured Hannah, Shawna and Rachel on my shoulders and started reinforcing moments when she was relaxed and focused on me. Now everything has changed!

Jodie Foreman | USA

Jodie Foreman | USA

This method is wonderful. In one month my new horse (Bob) has learned all these at liberty:
- Stop and freeze on “Woah”. 
- Back up with a hand signal. 
- Disengage the rear. 
- Shadowing me at the walk, gait and canter. 
- Standing and walking holding his head down. 
- Grazing with permission (head down or up with verbal cues over grass). 
- Send from target to target. 
- Side up to me for mounting from a mounting block or fence. 
- Stand on the tarp. 
- Neck flexing.His saddle arrived a few days ago, so now he knows: 
- Walk sideways along the fence. 
- Touch his own ribs (for bitless one rein stop). 
- Walking with head down. 
- Grazing with permission on the trail.We’re both loving it. So happy!

Loading...

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

Opening of the Connection Training Centre - Spain 2017

Opening of the Connection Training Centre – Spain 2017

The Connection Training Centre opened at Cotijo de Segura in Spain in 2017. The Centre has rescued Spanish horses used for training courses.

Connection Training Centre in Spain

Connection Training Qualifying Instructors 2017

Connection Training Qualifying Instructors 2017

2017 launched our programme for Connection Training Instructors, beginning with 12 talented and experienced horse trainers from across the globe in 10 different countries.

Blog Instructors

Trot on Magazine – 2017

Trot on Magazine – 2017

Trot On visted Hannah at home with her horses to find out more about Connection Training and see it in action.

Trot On: A Morning With Hannah Weston

Seminar The Emotional Horse - The Netherlands 2017

Seminar The Emotional Horse – The Netherlands 2017

Rachel presented on The Emotional Horse with Rachael Draaisma, author of Calming Signals for Horses.

Horse’s Emotions

Seminar The Emotional Horse – Slovakia 2017

Seminar The Emotional Horse – Slovakia 2017

Rachel presented on The Emotional Horse with Rachael Draaisma, author of Calming Signals for Horses.

Horse’s Emotions

Trot on Magazine – 2017

Trot on Magazine – 2017

Featured article “Staying Connected Through Transitions” with Hannah.

Trot on “Staying Connected Through Transitions”

Rachel Bedingfield - Connection Creates Confidence - 2016

Rachel Bedingfield – Connection Creates Confidence – 2016

Rachel presents on building your confidence with your horse.

Connection Creates Confidence

Connection Training Conference Riding with Connection - 2016

Connection Training Conference Riding with Connection – 2016

We brought together people from all over the world in our Riding with Connection Conference, where we explored positive reinforcement techniques under saddle in everything from problem-solving, backing or starting youngsters to improving performance in dressage and jumping.

Conference Riding with Connection

Masterclass in positive reinforcement training at Horse Hero – 2014

Masterclass in positive reinforcement training at Horse Hero – 2014

Shawna and Hannah filmed with Horse Hero on overcoming clipping fear, improving jumping technique in a young horse and using reward-based training under saddle.

Horse Hero

Loading...