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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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Getting Off to the Right Start with Positive Reinforcement – Spotlight on the Foundation Course

[🎄It’s our Christmas Sale this weekend! Click here to find out more!🎄] The way you introduce positive reinforcement training to your horse can make a huge difference on how successful it is. The early lessons set the tone of the training – does your horse associate reward based training with feeling excited, anxious, frustrated or …

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Respect: The Cornerstone of Good Horsemanship

Respect is a common concept in horse training circles. You hear it all the time. But it’s mostly about the horse respecting the human- their space, their instructions, their agenda. At Connection Training we’re big on respect too. But it’s all about mutual respect, starting with our respect for the horse. Horses are not our servants. …

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Follow, Match, Lead. 3 Steps to Better Connection

You can build great connection with your horse by paying attention to your own movement. Horses are born to mimic and move together in a herd. This harmony is part of how they build strong bonds and you can use this fact to build your bond too. In this video, I teach Claire Waldron to …

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Success In Your Comfort Zone!

Ever been frightened when riding and been told “Don’t be silly. You’ve got to leave your comfort zone if you want to improve!” I take a sideways look at this mantra and shows that, when it comes to horses, it’s plain wrong (although I use a ruder word than that!). I’ll explain why in this …

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Ponies Decorate the Christmas Tree!

🎶 Deck the halls, tree and stables 🎶 Falalala la lala la la Who decorates the Christmas Tree at Hope Pastures rescue centre? The rescued ponies and donkeys of course! Hannah worked with the staff at Hope Pastures to teach these cuties some tricks to add Christmas cheer to the stables. “It’s pretty heartbreaking to see the state …

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