I love that people around the world are pushing the limits of equine intelligence and horses are, of course, showing us that they are clever and creative in a whole range of different ways. What are some ways you might begin to unlock this creativity and cognitive abilities in your own horse? This is what […]
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
Thank goodness there are wonderful people across the globe rescuing horses, ponies and donkeys in need. The first stage is supporting physical recovery. The next stage of emotional recovery can be a longer and trickier process and is where Connection Training can really make a difference. Hope and Valiente were two severely neglected ponies in Spain.
In this video, I look at the PLAY system, what play is to horses and how you can use it in your training sessions to make your training more effective and joyful for both of you. This builds on the SEEKING and CARE systems covered in previous videos. You can watch all the videos in
Longer and lower. High and collected. Force-free vertical flexion. How to train head positions the CT way!
Have you ever wanted to know: How your horse’s head position influences his whole movement? What head position you should be asking for? How to train it without force or gadgets? Well, you’ve come to the right place because these were the questions I also wanted to know the answers to! After years of watching,