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Introduction to Force-Free Horsemanship

  • 1890 Sooke Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake

Everything you need to know

Experience the power & beauty of force-free horsemanship. This Introduction course is the perfect way for first-timers to learn how to use force-free training methods with their horses. The 8-session program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to train your horse without force or coercion, connect with your horse in a way that is beneficial for both of you, gain a deeper understanding of body language and cues, and enjoy the process of developing a trusting relationship with your equine friend. What’s Included? •8 One-on-One Training sessions with you and your horse •Introduction to Force-Free Horsemanship Booklet •Shaping Plans for all the basic behaviours covered in the sessions. •Your personal Treat Pouch •Your personal Clicker •Your personal Target •Email & Video support in between sessions What skills will I gain during this program? •How to see and interpret your horses subtlest body language •How to set up your training environment to ensure freedom of choice. •How to get a true “yes” from your horse. •How to Respond in a manner which improves your relationship when your horse says “No”. •How to pick the right food/reinforcers •Correct food delivery skills •The Skill of Shaping any behaviour •The science behind horse training •Conditioning the Marker Signal • How to teach the following basic behaviours with positive reinforcement: Food Manners/Default Neutral, Targeting, Leading at Liberty, Cone Square, Stationing/Stay, Back Up.


Force Free horsemanship is more than just a training method it’s a philosophy and a lifestyle encompassing everything around you and your horse.

Beginning to work with a Force Free approach is a Journey that will impact the way you see Horses, the equestrian world, and your relationship with your equine partner. 

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