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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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"Thinking of your horse as behaving badly disposes you to think of punishment. Thinking of your horse as struggling to handle something difficult encourages you to help him through his distress."- The Concordia Connection

August 10, 2016

The following post was made by Carolina W. She has been here about two weeks now and will be here a few more. She is from Germany and her family raises Fjords.  She contacted me early this year asking if she would be able to come and learn from me. She has taken Alexandra’s online course but  wanted more!

Do you remember the old fairy tales you were told as a child or read yourself being a little older? Do you remember all these feelings in there, the whole variety of feelings we all (sometimes) have? Like fear and anger and love and hope, new unthought-of possibilities or help showing up while wandering around in a dark wood? Even fairies show up to help you out for your dreams coming true.

Right now, just for a little while, I live with a fairy and all her horses and ponies. She is The Pony Fairy. T...

April 17, 2015

I have great news to share with you all. I am helping out Alexandra Kurland, my mentor, at a clicker clinic at Cavalia in Quebec at their home farm this coming week and have been busy prepping for that. If anyone is interested in attending the next clinic there in June please let me know either by a post here or emailing me from my website www.theponyfairy.com for more details and who to contact.

So this week I’m going to share a couple videos and pictures from a couple of ladies who are also Alex’s TCCT coaches and I hope to get some of you inspired enough to give this work a try! The changes that you can see in their before and after pictures are amazing and it is all because of doing the work that Alex has so wonderfully laid out for us.

The first picture is Aesop before and the next two after more of t...

August 5, 2012

It has been a long time since we have had a foal on our property. This summer, we are fostering a foal, Bruce, and his dam, Spyder, for a local rescue. I thought it would be fun to try and clicker train Bruce from the start. Bruce arrived here having had no handling, except for the experience of loading into a trailer, so not entirely a clean slate.

He was rather nervous of humans so, unlike the usual curious foals that will come up to you if you get small and wait, he’d have none of that. I moved Spyder and Bruce into the barn for a short time each day so that I could manage the environment better and set things up for success.

I was not going to follow him around the stall and attempt to touch him like a predator, or grab him and force him to submit to my touch; none of the usual “handle the foal” techniques....