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The focus of my journey is now on trying to help reach the tipping point in positive, scientific based horse training. To bring science into the work, and training out of the dark ages. Having seen the joy that positive reinforcement training brings to both partners in the horse - human relationship over the past 17 or so years, there is no going back...

 

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Have you ever wondered if you could train a horse using the same scientific principles that are widely used in the dog and zoo worlds? And if you could why would you want to?

All of the clinic will be taught by Monty Gwynne, aka The Ponyfairy. Monty has over 45 years of experience teaching, successfully training and showing in many different areas of the horse world: from coaching teams for Spruce Meadows to showing gaited horses. She has been using Positive reinforcement training for well over 20 years.
Whether it is manners, tricks, higher level dressage or just to have more fun with your horse, come out and try it.
Equispeak™ is a powerful, science-based, communication system that helps creates a happier horse and a safer, more harmonious human-equine relationship.


Space is limited in the clinic and non-horse participants are not your typical auditor spots. Monty wants to make sure you go away knowing how to get started with your own horse, so there is lots of hands on for the non-horse participants as well.

   So far the following clinics are in the works with more home clinics to be added once all my away dates are settled.

    April 17-19 Starts us off with a joint clinic with a great trainer Peggy Hogan and myself doing a three day clinic in         California that will focus on movement - how to get it through shaping and how to apply this to bio-mechanically correct movement to help our horses and us remain sound for as long as possible. Geared to both riding and non-riding equines. You will get to play with Peggy's amazing minis and her two big horses. 

 Please contact myself through the website to get more info on this clinic. Not too many spots left - auditor and participant spots still avail but going fast.

 

May 23-24 with free Friday night lecture/demo- I'll be back in the Ottawa Ontario area for a clinic mid May. For now please contact me for more information as host's email is changing. This will be the forth or fifth year for this clinic and is usually held twice a year - spring and fall. Both beginner and more advanced lessons will be covered depending on participants and interests. 

 

June 19-21 - Next come the Toronto/Pickering Ontario clinic - This clinic always has a waiting list so don't delay if you want to attend this one. There will be a dedicated beginner day on the Friday and then a more in-depth clinic on the weekend. People are encouraged to attend/participate in both as it is a great opportunity to see where the work can take you.  Contact Kendra at kendrabatek@yahoo.ca


July 17-19 -  Hoping to organize the second annual - Mini Clicker Expo here at the Ranch. For those of you who attended last year we hope to see you again. Bigger and better things planned with a slightly different format so stay tuned but save the dates!

 

That's all for now folks. If you are interested in getting started on your vision I'm always available for video coaching and there is lots you can play with in a small space too for our lovely winters!

 

I hope to see you all this year and hope to help everyone to see better in many different ways! Keep it positive.


If you are interested in attending any of the Clinics please  contact me through the contact form below with the event of interest and I will put you in touch with the organizer.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

We have spent 4 wonderful days with Monty during an intensive clinic in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.

Not only did we see a beautiful delicate complicity between Monty and her horses, but we learnt many precise behaviors and cues, doing ground work to prepare for driving and dressage riding.

All with great empathy.

Thank you Monty for your generosity and for meeting our requirements.

See you next year, in France ?!

— Pat and Sandrine 

Centre du Bien-être Animal Formations, France

 

Keep an eye out on this page for more information on our upcoming Clinics for 2019!

If you would like to attend any of the  clinics please fill out the Clinic Registration Form below!

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