hannah weston

How to get Confident and Connected Hacking Out on the Trail

Getting out and about with your horse should be fun and enriching for both of you, but it can often be stressful and challenging instead. In this video, you’ll learn my training process for building calmness and confidence with your horse from the arena to riding out confidently. As always, the training is about how …

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How to Teach Your Horse to Stay Calm and STOP if the Saddle Slips

Although we never want it to happen, accidents sometimes do and if the saddle slips it can easily panic the horse, making a bad situation much worse. Luckily, there are things you can train to help your horse understand that it’s nothing to worry about and even that he should stop quietly if the saddle …

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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 …

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Loading Preparation and Simulation Exercises (Before you even get to the trailer!)

Help your horse to overcome loading fear using these simulation exercises. They are perfect for breaking loading down into smaller steps for your horse so that you can keep the training calm and positive. You don’t even need a trailer or horsebox to do them. At Connection Training, our focus is always on keeping the …

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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 …

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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 …

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Toby the Painting Pony! Trick training for fun and enrichment with a retired horse.

Toby is retired from riding but still loves to learn and play. Painting is one of his favourite things to do and he always goes to stand by his easel as soon as it’s brought out! Trick training is a great way to enrich the lives of horses who can’t be as active as they’d …

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