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Sat, May 20th.     |     Shawnigan Lake

Force Free Equines

More and more people are wanting a different, and better kind of relationship with their horses.. learn how to give your horse true freedom of choice and teach them without force or coercion.

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Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Shawnigan Lake, 1890 Sooke Lake Road, BC V0R 2W3, Canada


50$ Per Person

About the Demonstation

More and more people are wanting a different, and better kind of relationship with their horses.. They're looking to build a foundation with their equines, that is based on empathy and equality. Force-Free Horsemanship does exactly that. It means that our horse is a active & willing participant in their own education, which occurs without force or coercion, and allows the horse the freedom to choose and to voice their needs and wants. If you've ever heard of force-free horsemanship, positive reinforcement or reward-based training but aren't sure where to start or what it entails but would like to learn more then this Demonstration Clinic is for you! In this clinic we will focus on Force Free Horsemanship and the basics behind it. We will talk about • What IS force free and what does it mean to use a force free approach • The first steps of implementing force-free into your current education system. • Food Rewards and how to use them safely and without coercion • How to Implement this approach into riding, Daily Routine, Health Care as well as groundwork Sessions. • How to deal with unwanted behaviours without force or corrections. • How this approach looks like with horses at various experience levels. • Learning Theory, LIMA, Shaping, Targeting and MORE! The day will start at 11:00am at 1890 Sooke Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake and finish at around 5pm. We will do a theory presentation before lunch is provided at 12:30, and continuing with a Demonstration of multiple horses afterwards.


11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

1 hour 30 minutes


Learn the Science behind positive reinforcement,Operant Conditioning, LIMA, Shaping, and the tools of force-free education

12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


Lunch will be Provided on the premises

1 hour

1:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

3  hour 30 minutes


See force-free horsemanship in action. Learn how to set up a training session, how the beginning steps look like & how to safely introduce food rewards with a horse who's never known this approach. How to utilize this approach while under saddle, and how basic ground work looks like with horses who've only known this approach and horses who were later introduced to it.

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