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 Horsemanship Arena Presentations Day 2

Available 24 Hours @ 9:00 AM CST (USA) 4 PM CET (Europe)

Adele Shaw 

Trailer Loading Made Easy and Fun Part 1-2 

Most equestrians have struggled with loading a horse into a trailer, or have dealt with horses that travel poorly. Kicking, pawing, backing out quickly, rearing, sitting back, you name it, and usually the solutions to this problem are stressful for both the horse and the human. There's another way though! Learn how to load your horse in a way that is not only effective but low stress, enjoyable, and fun for both horse and human.

Angelica Hesselius

Part 1 -Schooling in halt-small movements make big improvements 

In this lecture, we will talk about work in halt. How halt in some senses can be viewed as a gait of its own and how I adapt some classical work with flexions and bending in the halt to fit my positive reinforcement procedures. What's important to consider to start and how can we tailor this to our individual horse? I will give you a brief overlooked on my views and thoughts on this exciting topic.

Angelica Hesselius

Part 2 -Schooling in halt-mindful movements make big improvements 

In this lecture we will talk about different ways of working in the halt using positive reinforcement as our training tool. Searching for balance between motivation and relaxation.
How can we best set our horse up for success and what are the benefits of working in halt is questions well be answering during the lecture. As well as explain how you can start with your own horse and what you will need to think about.

Barbra Schulte 

 What You Need to Know About How to Work a Cow 

Interest in equine events involving cattle is skyrocketing. But, it can be challenging to understand what's really involved.
In this video, Barbra Schulte, Cutting Horse champion, trainer, and High-Performance Coach, explains key concepts about the world of cattle sports

Ben Longwell 

Feet handling rehab 

Breakdown of the process to help rehab a horse that has learned to snatch a kick instead of understanding the concepts of trust, balance and yielding.

Ben Longwell 

Response in spite of trouble 

In this video we talk about preparing your horse to be responsive in spite of trouble, with a horse that has always been terrified of bikes, and how it can make all the difference in those unexpected situations.

Bronwyn Irwin 

Get On & Get Along 

In this video Bronwyn shares tips and exercises on how to mount up and start off on the right foot at the beginning of your ride. The exercises shared can also help focus a busy horse’s attention on the task at hand.

David Lichman

How to UP Your Game by Breaking Things Down 

Make learning easier for your horse with Successive Approximations.

How to progress FAST enough for you, but SLOW enough for your horse.

“Reward the slightest try…”  What does that look like?

David Stuart 

Continuation of Developing the Young Horse 

Make your goal to develop a Dependable Riding Horse. David will help you better understand how you can do so.

 

Don Jessop 

Grace vs. the Snowball 

Video three shows how to work with obstacles around your home to expose your horse and train calmness around new things.

Gav Chaplin 

Why The Panic-Free Horsemanship Method - Part 1 

Gav Chaplin 

Why The Panic-Free Horsemanship Method - Part 2 

Hannah Weston

Rewarding Riding for Horse and Rider Understanding emotions and consent from your horse when riding 

How to increase positive emotions when riding to improve the behaviour and well-being of your horse.

Jim Hicks 

 Moving to Hackamore 

Josh Nichol

2. Unlocking the Hindquarters - Groundwork & Riding in the Arena

Once you have met your horses' needs and they feel calm, you can now teach your horses to move more athletically.  In order to promote free and "through" movement, you must learn the progression of working your horse's shoulders, poll, and hindquarters.  Watch this live clinic session and learn how we shape the OTTB mare's balance to enhance "basic posture" (the ability to support the weight of a rider smoothly).

Josh Nichol

3. Balanced Bend & the Energetic Connection - the Mare Feels Heard

Groundwork is a great opportunity for us to teach horses how to turn off their defensive back muscles and engage their core muscles.  The cool part of this work is that, when we help horses soften under pressure and release their tensions, they start to value our input and reach for us to connect with them.  Watch this live session for a magical moment in the middle of the clinic when the OTTB mare steps in to connect with Josh.

 

Judith Edel 

Setting up for Success – Fighting Fears

Have you ever ridden or worked with a ‘spooky’ horse, one who jumps at his own shadow, is terrified of everything, and tries to run if anything looks different from one day to the next? It’s no fun always being on the lookout for potentially scary things so you can be ready for him to spook. But imagine how much worse it must be for your horse to be living that close to the edge all the time! In this second in the four part series we will see how fear can affect our horses, and what you can do to help your horse build confidence with the things he finds scary.

Julie Goodnight 

Total Body Control of Your Horse, Part 2: Bending Aids
 

This is a 2-part clinic on total body control of your horse. In part two, Julie demonstrates the bending aids, and how to control different parts of the horse's body through arcing and counter-arcing.

Karen Rohlf 

Creating Calm Self-Carriage in Cross Ties 

Self carriage is not just the end result of gymnastic training. It is a state of mind that can be developed in the most basic circumstances and carried over into more advanced work. In this video you will see often over-looked signs of stress as Karen helps an introverted horse become more confident and relaxed.

Kate Fenner 

8 Simple steps to successful trailer loading 

 Trailer Loading: Trailer loading can be stressful for both you and your horse but it doesn’t need to be. In this training you will learn how to break the lesson down into manageable steps for your horse, resulting in a calm and relaxed loading and unloading every time.

Kathrin Roida 

Developing of the piaffe 

e show many different horses, from youngster till experienced horse and their different interpretations oft he piaffe. The most important thing – the horse must be straight in its body. How to remain Engergy and enthusiasm within the most difficult exercises.

Kathrin Roida 

Dressage training in hand: Advanced exercises to back up balance and lightness 

Stepping over at the trot, as a key for piaffe and passage. Correct assistance while trotting.

Trotting - dynamic, gymnastics, promoting agility. How do I shape a well-trained body? 

Advanced exercises as preparation for piaffe work.

Katrine Buur 

The Artistic Icelandic 

Gaited horses have the same muscles to move the same bones like other horses, although still - there are in fact important differences to consider, when educating gaited horses to find their own power in collection and mobility in movement. The video will show different horses in different stages of their path into the art of riding - thereby also commenting on what to keep in mind as a caring and responsible educator and companion to your Icelandic. 

Kelli Paulson 

Sending For Success 

Sending for Success increases confidence, willingness and responsiveness in your horse while improving your leadership skills and safety. Learn how to send, send with obstacles, and apply sending to real life situations. Clear exercises you can use! 

 

Kelli Paulson

Understanding The Hindquarters 

 

Maddy Shambaugh 

Connecting with a New Horse at Liberty (Part 2) 

In this real-time training session, Maddy demonstrates the very beginning exercises she uses to connect with a horse at liberty without ropes (within the context of negative reinforcement training). In this session, Maddy demonstrates and walks viewers through the very beginning skills essential for the horse to connect with a human without ropes, including following, leading, steering and more.

Maddy Shambaugh 

Slowing Down a Fast Horse (Part 2) 

In this real-time training session, Maddy works with a roping horse who seems to be stuck in high gear! What can we do to help our horses relax when they seem to be stuck with the gas pedal on? Most people ride the brakes, making the situation worse as the brakes wear out (and your horse becomes less sensitive to the pressure of the bridle) and the horse's anxiety increases without a relief of pressure. In this session, Maddy uses something called the "Passenger Exercise" to help this horse relax, manage his energy, and find a natural rhythm without micromanagement from the rider.

Mike Hughes

Building Confidence and Trust in The Rescue Horse 

You can't change the horse’s past but you can change the horse’s future. Here are some easy exercise you can do to rebuild the trust, confidence, and faith in horses that have been abused, neglected, and abandoned

Mike Hughes

Your Hands On The Reins 

This is one of a kind horse training video that has never been done before. Under saddle. I will go over your hands on the reins when it comes to pressure, timing, release and feel and then go into flexing and disengaging your horse’s hips

Mike Hughes 

Your Hands On The Reins Part 2 (Head Elevation and Speed Control)

In Part 2 We will teach the Calm Down Cue and Head Elevation. Both cues are important in your everyday riding and out on the trails. The Calm Down Cue is great for horses that are spooky because now you have a cue to instantly relax your horse and go by whatever he was scared of like it was not even there. The Speed control cue is also great for solving common behavior issues out on the trail like buddy sourness, tail gaiting, and barn sour behavior like you will see in part 3 and 4 of Your hands on the reins but first we must teach these next 2 cues to our horses

Mike Hughes

Your Hands On The Reins Part 3 - Solving Tail Gating and Buddy Sour Behavior 

In part 3 I will show you how to start solving horses that follow to close to the horse in front of them and buddy sour behavior. Each lesson plan is broke down into steps your horse can understand in a calm relaxed manner and give you the tools you need to solve these unwanted behavior issues from the cues you learned in part 1 and 2 of this series of horse training videos.

Mike Hughes

Your Hands On The Reins - Solving Barn Sour Behavior and Charging Through The Bit 

It is a unpleasant ride and dangerous when a horse becomes barn sour and wants to charge through the bit and run home. In this video I will go over step by step how to solve this behavior issue before it gets out of control.

Steve Rother 

Preparing for Success from the Saddle 

Learn how to test the balance of your horse from the saddle and prepare them for success in any discipline or activity you might choose to do.  From rein control to seat and leg position, we go over some of the fundamentals and how to teach your horse to respond to the smallest of cues.  From the rollback exercise that can be used to reduce spooky behavior and develop a good stop, to how to deal with sticky feet; this series will get you well on your way under saddle, developing a soft and willing partner, and show you how to give your horse purpose, rather than just teaching principles.

Suzy Deurinck

The Power of Positive Reinforcement Training Part Two

In this demonstration, you’ll see a short recap of the first session. Next to that, you’ll see how to handle some frustration in training, how to fade out the protected contact, and how to build duration. 

Warwick Schiller 

How Your Energy and Body Language Affect Your Horse 

 

Lyla Cansfield

Exercises to Transform Spooky Horses to Calm & Connected 

In this video, I will show you 3 very simple exercises you can do anywhere to get your horse calm and connected in minutes!

Focus on Ourself ~
Mindset, Riding, Health Arena

 Focus On Ourself Mindset, Riding, Health Arena Presentations Day 2

Available 24 Hours @ 9:00 AM CST (USA) 4 PM CET (Europe)

Alissa Mayer

How to Use a Reset to take your Communication to the Next Level - The 5-Steps of PHASING & PHRASING with Alissa Mayer EHSE-C 

Activate your powers of visualization and learn to use the energy of your electromagnetic field to communicate with your horse on a near-telepathic level. This framework, which can be applied to any discipline or school of horsemanship training, will give you the tools to quickly refine your aids to invisible and achieve 'next-level' lightness! All while deepening your Connection, encouraging Self-Carriage and making you even more interesting to horses.

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Anne Krüger-Degener

The natural laws of language 

Not only horses orient themselves in their life to the natural laws of language. Experience how other animals deal with these laws and what knowledge you can gain from them for your work with your own horse. 

Britta Schöffmann

Half-passes explained from the saddle 

Half-passes are a great exercise for making a horse laterally supple and improving collection. Britta shows here from horseback how to ride correct half-passes and which aids you have to give in detail to achive ease. She also shows you what a rider should avoid working on these movements.

Elaine Sanders

S.M.A.R.T. Interactions 

In every interaction with your horse, you’re either enhancing the relationship or you’re damaging it. You don’t want to leave this to chance! Discover the 5 phases of S.M.A.R.T. Interactions -  a formula to follow to make each and every session with your horse a success so that you not only feel more connected to your horse, but also more satisfied and fulfilled in your life.

Elaine Sanders

The 4 Domains of Building a Heart Connection 

Are you looking for something deeper with your horse? Are you positive that there is more to horses than riding, performing, and obedience? Do you want to experience that feeling of true connection with a horse, not just obedience? Then a Heart Connection is what you’re after. Discover simple and tangible strategies to begin building a heart connection with your horse immediately through the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual domains.

Elaine Sanders

The 4 Pillars of Overcoming Fear of Riding 

Riding is supposed to be fun! But why does all this fear get in the way of me actually enjoying it? With the Four Pillars of Overcoming Fear of Riding, you’ll learn simple, specific, and profound strategies to work through, transform, and rise above your fear so that you and your horse can enjoy riding once again.

Jenny Wild & Peer Claßen

Learning from Crisis 

The Corona crisis has turned the whole world upside down. Many people are afraid, because one of our most valuable goods is being taken away from us: our freedom. But as far as horses are concerned, we can use this as a chance and try to better understand how they feel all the time. After all we are depriving them of their freedom constantly. Not only because we confine them, but also because we make all the decisions for them: what food they eat, when and how they are ridden and many more. Maybe the crisis can sensitize us to that fact and motivate us to give something back to our horses. How? Find some inspiration in this video.

Kim Hallin

Through the eyes of the horse Part 2 

Listen in as a dressage instructor, an equine-inspired coach and an animal doula (specializing in end-of-life support for horses and horse owners) process the information Kim Hallin shared in her virtual training on equine vision (Part I of this presentation). This paradigm-shifting discussion will definitely leave you licking and chewing! And, you'll walk away with some incredible ideas about how to improve the relationship you have with your own horse.

Natasha Althoff

Overcome Riding Fear & Gain Confidence in the Saddle 

Learn how to overcome your riding fear and have unshakeable confidence every time you ride, regardless of the situation.

Piper Klemm

Buying Your Horse: Making the Most of Buying and Selling Horses - Part One

Weighing the pros and cons of buying your horse from dealers on different continents, from private sellers, small barns, and more. 

Piper Klemm

Horse Sales: Making the Most of Buying and Selling Horses - Part Two 

Description: Discussing the potential for when selling your horse will make the most money.

Russ Krachun

BALANCE & COORDINATION WITH HORSE & HUMAN 

Russ Krachun shares his philosophy and unconventional methodology in how to develop balance and improve the coordination between the horse and the human. These methods and exercises also assist the rider to become better coordinated, balanced, and become more consistent with their cues, resulting in improved physical abilities and improved riding abilities.

West Taylor

Science 101 part 2 
 
In this two-part series you see West working with Jackson to explain just exactly how Science Based Horsemanship works. Don't just take Wests word for it….Go ask your horse!

Horse - Mind, Body, Spirit Arena

 Horse- Mind, Body, Spirit Arena Presentations Day 2

Available 24 Hours @ 9:00 AM CST (USA) 4 PM CET (Europe)

Adele Shaw

Confidence Away From The Herd 

It goes by many names; herd bound, buddy sour, separation anxiety. Regardless of what you call it the problem is the same though, your horse won't leave their companions. Thankfully there is a solution! You can teach your horse to be relaxed and confident away from companions in a low stress and enjoyable way for both of you.

Alice Trindle

Relaxed: Supple on Ground

Alice Trindle

Suppling Exercises 

Amanda Barton

Rehabilitation - A Holistic Approach 

This video presents my case notes from a really tricky rehabilitation project and also  looks at how important it is to take a holistic view when you are solving any problem with a horse.  I incorporate interviews from a number of leading equine specialists, including Jec Aristotle Ballou, Dr Renee Tucker and Tom Beech, to provide you with lots of things to think about when it comes to the horse’s environment, bodywork and corrective exercises. 

Amy Skinner

Fixing a lateral walk and canter under saddle 

We take a look at RJ under saddle, and further improve his gaits through shoulder suppling exercises. If you have a tense horse at home, these exercises will help you too.

 Angelica Hesselius

ABC Of Behaviors 

Understand and change your horse behaviors.

Do you have behaviors you want to understand better or behavior you want to change in your horse? Do you want to know why your horse does a specific behavior?

In this intro lecture we take a look at some of the factors that affect behaviors by discussing the ABC of behavior analysis. What happens before the behavior and what happens after the behavior determines if we will see more of it.

April Love

Body Work for Foals and Yearlings 

Starting April’s Bodywork program on younger horses could prevent long-term problems that resulted from first rib misalignment which affects hoof and causes shoulder issues.

Celina Skogan

Equine Bodywork 

Wellness for your horse

Did you know that the skin is a social organ for all mammals? By light touch, we can address the horses social senses. A relaxed mind lives in a relaxed body. You will feel the difference in your horse!

Celina Skogan

The Halt 

Celina invites you to investigate the difference in between a halt and a stop. She invites you on a journey into the equine body, to school your hand (and your senses) to give to and get information of the equine body. Enjoy the journey!

Deanna Montero

Natural Horse Behavior And Development 

Deanna furthers your journey of understanding the horse in this research presentation Natural Horse Behavior and Development in preparation for sculpting the horse with a holistic understanding that can easily be applied to your everyday interactions.  

Fenja Königsmann & Stormy May

4 Secrets for a Deep and Trusting Relationship with your Horse

Is gentle horse training not gentle enough for you? Do you have a horse who isn’t responding to other methods? Learn the 4 secrets for a deep and trusting relationship with your horse. In this video we share the revolutionary ways we have gone beyond horse training in order to create a willing partnership without manipulation or force. Based on modern scientific research and personal experience, we will show you how horses can lead us into becoming the empowered, compassionate human you were born to be. 

Geary Whiting

MASSAGE VIDEO 

Rub me the rite way ...PLEASE!  A very effective and easy to learn technique for massaging your horse.

Why would I want to massage my horse, you might ask? This is simple, if they are a athlete, they need it for optimum performance, if they are difficult to catch in the field that changes, they have joined up with you because they appreciate being massaged, and it will connect you to your horse in a way you have not experienced. There is one more, you can use the same techniques on friends, loved ones, farrier, trainer, making their lives better.

Geary Whiting

SADDLE FITTING 

Basic placing and fitting techniques, with a little explanation about the saddle tree itself. This video was originally a J.J. Maxwell, (custom saddle maker), presentation. Upon viewing his original video I decided to redo it, as those who did his camera work did a poor job. After making the improvements in my video, J.J. Viewed it and liked it.

For many years we did not have understanding of proper fitting of the saddle or give thought to the conformation of the horse, thus creating conflict, pain and plain ole abuse to our horses. Once you view this video you will have more than just knowledge, you will have both knowledge and understanding, and both you and your horses will have a happier relationship.

Jenny & Peer Wild 

The 101 of Equine Communication – Four Pillars to Success 

When communicating with horses we tend to almost exclusively rely on the principals of conditioning: we train horses to connect signals (cues, aids, words, sounds etc.) to actions. And even though this is an essential part of communication, it is a very limited one. In the horse-world interaction is quite a bit more complex and flexible than that, which often leaves humans confused and discouraged. But here´s the good news: In this video we will teach you that there are only four basic building blocks you really need to know about, if you want to develop a natural, flexible and effective communication between you and your horse.

Josh Nichol

4. Stretches and Riding to Increase Soundness - Josh Rides the Mare

When we ride horses in a relational way, it is important that they feel engaged and empowered by the work.  In this lesson, Josh describes the difference between "held frame" and "self-carriage" so that we begin to understand why self-carriage helps horses maximize their full potential.  Watch this final clinic session with the OTTB to see Josh ride the mare and help her learn how to achieve self-carriage by paying more attention to the seat and leg aids (instead of her face and the reins).

Katie Boniface

Boundaries with heart

 Are you your horses leader?

Part of showing up as a good leader is being someone your horse wants to follow. The other part is setting clear expectations and following through on asks. Riding the fine line between connection and boundaries can be hard and totally dependent on your horses previous experiences and unique personality. In this training we show you how we ride that line of keeping our horses connected and wanting to be with us and follow us whilst not pushing us around or bullying.

Katie Boniface

Emotional motivators 

 Teach your horse to enjoy learning. 

Whether you're using positive reinforcement or negative reinforcement the key to your success is how your horse feels. Structuring our training session so that our horse enjoys work and learning keeps them enthusiastic and willing and keeps them from going sour. How you release the pressure of expectation and mark and reward effort is how we influence the release of happy hormones that build positive work ethic. Even if you are using positive reinforcement the withholding of the reward and your horse trying to find the right answer is a form of pressure that can lead to frustration, anger and aggression. Check out this training where we dig into how to set up our training session in a way that fires our horses happy hormones and keep them eager and engaged in learning.

Lara Sportelli

Hoof Boot Fitting How To 

This video shows fitting Dreamer with hoof boots, how to and useful tips. Remember hooves may require different size boots on each hoof.

Russ Krachun

ROUND PEN RIDING METHODOLOGY & DEVELOPING MUSCLE MEMORY 

Methodologies that develop muscle memory, and prepare a young horse both mentally and physically to perform basic maneuvers, with willingness and confidence under saddle.   

Sélyne & Jérémy Gonzalez

Koniak and Labor

Our 2 famous and iconic horses. They gave us so much. Here you can discover a little bit more about these 2 lusitano and Spanish incredible horses that work without bridle always giving all they can.

West Taylor

The Equine Brain Under Stress 

 In this video you see West presenting a portion of his full day Equine Science Seminar discussion on how the equine brain functions under stress and learning moments. West offers full day and multi day seminars/clinics to teach and demonstrate the effective use of Science Based Horsemanship. 

Chris Adderson

How to find a key to a horse's heart, mind, and body.

Join my student and me where we show you how. 

When riders explore how movement comes through their own bodies, they can much more easily feel...feel themselves, feel their horses, feel movement, feel stuckness; and then be able to make relevant and extremely effective choices with their horses.

Georgie Welge

Circle Of Influence

 

Georgie Welge

Saddle Health Check and Saddle Fit Check

 

Melissa Deal

How to Become your Horses Favorite Human Part II

Hopefully, you saw all of the fantastic transformations and possibilities for joyful and soulful experiences with our horses Part I of this presentation. Now I am doing to show you HOW TO Positively Transform Your horse into a POLITE willing engaged participant in a variety of activities using one of nature’s most powerful positive influencers rewards/reinforcers. Whether you want your horse to go from mouthy to mannerly, cowardly to confident, or mundane to motivated - you can learn to teach your horse to love saying yes to your every request - while being MANNERLY around food! It’s easy to teach impulse control and train emotions USING FOOD as a motivator. Stay with me ‘til the end and Grab a free training resource on How to Fade the Food from your horse’s confirmed behaviors. This comprehensive guide was created especially for Art of the Horsemen Fair attendees. BOTH TRADITIONAL AND CLICKER TRAINER TYPES who find positive reinforcement useful are sure to enjoy this resource, and it’s not available anywhere else. Plus, when you get it, you're eligible for a special invitation to  join Compassionate Horse Click too. I look forward to sharing more about how to make every day a soulful experience with your horse!