Respectful Horsemanship: A New Way to Do Groundwork
I studied and practiced natural horsemanship techniques for many years, but never fully agreed with all of the methods. I don‚’t like instilling fear into a horse to gain his or her “respect,” nor do I want to use movement (i.e. moving the feet) as a punishment or means for control. So I created ‚”Respectful Horsemanship,” which utilizes some of the ideas and techniques behind natural horsemanship, but takes into consideration the natural language of the horse, the beauty of subtlety, and mutual respect of boundaries.
This clinic will be very hands-on for participants and will dive into a variety of different ways to work WITH your horse on the ground instead of against them. There‚’s not a need for dominance and submission when you have a two-sided partnership and respect on both sides. From trailer loading to standing still to leading past‚ “scary things,” Respectful Horsemanship has a solution that will feel good to you AND your horse for years to come!
|Time: 1 hr||Skill: Everyone||Location: Schedule|
- Jessica RobertsHarmonized HorsemanshipJess Roberts, owner and trainer of Harmonized Horsemanship, is a horse trainer and equine behaviorist based out of Franktown, Colorado. Specializing in the horse and human connection, Jess combines a variety of different training techniques and approaches to create a deeper connection that results in a willing and happy equine partner. She has studied directly with some of the world’s renowned liberty trainers, as well as some of the nation’s largest equine positive reinforcement trainers. This education, combined with a degree in psychology and years of watching and interacting with a large number of horses, helps Jess to be a translator between horse and human.
She focuses on some of the subtleties of horse behavior that are often missed or overlooked, giving the horse a voice and a choice throughout the training process. Her program combines respectful horsemanship, liberty training, energy work and positive reinforcement to create a happy and willing partner that will remember what he learns for years to come.