The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 37 | Hannah Weston

 

I love meeting and chatting with people that are changing our way of being with horses! It was such a pleasure to connect with Hannah Weston, co-founder of Connection Training. What a mission she’s on! We got into how to build bridges between more traditional training and reward-based positive training, how to work with horses that tend to get distracted by treats, trust building with horses that have gone through trauma, and how to use this type of training to create the kind of connection that builds curiousity, courage, and relaxation. Diva and I are definitely going to try out some of her suggestions!

Hannah co-founded the Equine Clicker Conference in 2012, with Rachel Bedingfield, bringing the world’s most prominent reward-based horse trainers together, both live and online, to share ideas and discuss approaches to this ground-breaking work.

Hannah’s unique combination of skills complement each other brilliantly, giving her a holistic understanding and approach to horse training. It is all underpinned with Connection Training – using positivity, rewards and putting the horse’s emotions first. She works to create a bridge between training horses to move brilliantly and applied reward-based principles to it to train horses classical dressage with choice, joy and plenty of targets! Hannah has also attended courses with Enlightened Equitation, Eleanor Mercer, anatomy dissections and stretching and mobilization (for horses) clinics, as well as deepening her own body awareness through Tai Chi, Pilates and yoga.

Learn more at https://connectiontraining.com/

and https://www.facebook.com/pg/connectiontraining

Episode 122 | Making the hardest choice with Diana Waters

Episode 122 | Making the hardest choice with Diana Waters

In this moving episode I am joined by horse trainer Diana Waters of Responsive Equine. We begin with an overview of some of Diana’s formative equestrian experiences, including her passion for training at the walk and its many benefits to the equine-human partnership, and then head into a vulnerable conversation about her journey rescuing a horse whom she diligently and compassionately attempted to rehabilitate, only to ultimately make the incredibly difficult choice to end his life.

Episode 119 | All about track systems for horses with Amy Dell

Episode 119 | All about track systems for horses with Amy Dell

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 119 | All about track systems for horses with Amy Dell I was excited to be joined by Amy Dell of Abbotts View Livery for this episode, who wrote the book Horse Track Systems and runs her own track livery in England. What I...

Episode 118 | Leading with relationship with Jodine Buydens

Episode 118 | Leading with relationship with Jodine Buydens

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 118 | Leading with relationship with Jodine Buydens This week I was joined by my long-time friend and colleague Jodine Buydens (pictured here with her mare Breeze) for a beautiful conversation on the horses who have shaped...