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Foal Handling Trained Positively – Standing, Grooming and Headcollar Training

Giving your foal the best introduction to handling sets them up for success for the rest of their life. The star of this video is Maverick, a surprise mule foal who arrived at my training centre in Spain as an extra freebie when we rescued his Mum, a PRE mare named Selena. Unlike his Dam, …

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Connect with Your Horse through a Gratitude Groom with Melissa Deal

Ever feel too rushed, stressed or tired for a training session? Everybody does sometimes, but what should you do on those days? CT Coach, Melissa Deal, suggests a ‘gratitude groom’ as a great way to connect with your horse on those difficult days. In this video, she talks you through what it is and then shows …

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Christmas Tree Pole Exercises – Positive Gymnastic Groundwork and Riding

With dark nights and wet days, I often find inspiration to get out and train tricky at this time of year. This pole exercise was just the thing I needed and we all had loads of fun with the endless variations of exercises you can do in it, both in the saddle and on the …

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How to Start Clicker Training Your Horse Part 1: Relaxation and the Marker

Clicker training is certainly an effective training technique, but getting started the right way really sets you both up for making great progress and having a smooth journey with it. Our focus is always on relaxation, softness and connection. Your horse should be working with you and not just thinking only about the food or getting …

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Hannah explains Connection Training on HorseHour

In this podcast interview, Hannah talks in-depth about Connection Training with host, Amy Frost. She discusses working on the trust between you and your horse using a range of connection training techniques. Hannah explains how target practice’ can help reduce your horse spooking when hacking, training advice for horses that push you around, why specific …

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How To Get Relaxation In Training

All of us at CT talk about relaxation a LOT, but what does that actually look like when you’re training a horse? This video shows exactly what we mean by relaxation, why it boosts the connection between you and why you’re always reinforcing emotions as well as behaviours. This emphasis on relaxation is one of …

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