If the horses have called to you, if you have a heart-felt desire to
make a difference in the world of the horse, let Anna and the entire
Reach Out to Horses® Team help you turn that dream into a reality.
Whether your goal is to develop solid, well-rounded skills in your own private horsemanship or to become a respected expert in the equine industry, the Reach Out to Horses® Holistic Horsemanship Certification Course
is for you.
About the Holistic Horsemanship Modular Certification Course
This comprehensive, modular program is designed for those
who have a genuine desire to learn trust-based, gentle, non-invasive communication
methods. It is the perfect starting point for equine enthusiasts, potential
horse guardians, instructors, trainers, managers, those working in the
equine industry, and those seeking to become professional trainers and clinicians.
This program has been carefully designed for more than a decade to give you the solid foundation crucial to the success in any discipline of horsemanship. You will learn how to give your horse a voice, to understand the horse’s language, and converse using not only body language (that’s just the beginning) but through many different methods.
Over the course of 6 weekends (roughly once per month), you will participate in one
of the most intensive courses in horsemanship on the planet;
learning the exclusive Reach Out to Horses® Gentle Trust-Based Methodologies. This is not simply another technique to make your horse subservient or “do what it is told.” This unique program
will show you how to give your horse a voice, develop a true relationship with your
horse, and create a partnership that serves both horse and human.
Take Your Skills To a Whole New Level Through the Art of Holistic Horsemanship.
In addition to the many tools and techniques you will explore, you will also learn the intricate and effective language of Equus. From body language to energy manipulation and control, to interspecies communication; you
will be introduced to an entire language and way of communicating that will truly allow you relate and connect with your horse in ways you might have never even thought possible!
Through herd observations and exercises you will learn
- read your horse
- behave and respond to them appropriately
- gain respect and maintain ground manners
- help them to overcome natural fears and concerns
We will examine ways to approach
horses and respond to them correctly in their own environment
of a stall, paddock or turn-out. You will experience
the impact your eyes have and learn how effective they can
be to draw a horse to you, gain their attention, alter their
speed or invoke a response. You will also overcome
catching difficulties, as you discover what motivates your
horse, whilst creating an environment where they want to
be with you, want to lower their head into the halter and
later choose to give their defenses up by lifting their feet
and even trotting into the trailer through freedom of choice!
As you work with your horse’s mind, you will learn
the use of a pressure halter, a way in which to introduce
them to obstacles and to allow confidence to build for
both of you during groundwork. You will begin to
recognize the way horses learn and the benefits this has
for your later mount. Free-schooling through body
language and ground-driving techniques will be other areas
we touch upon. This practice will enhance your timing
and pressure/release skills while allowing you to learn
to trust your instinct – all of which will lead
to harmony between you and your four-legged partner.
Topics Covered Include: Liberty Work, Round-Penning, Character and Learning Style Assessment, T.LC. Techniques, Ground-Driving, Leading, Loading, Catching, Team-Penning, Problem-Solving, Spook-Busting – and that’s just scratching the surface!
This is your chance to join a team of experts who are lifting the Natural Horsemanship Industry up to the next level with new revolutionary communication principles.