The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 40 | Connection Training with Hannah Weston


This episode celebrates the release of Hannah Weston’s new book Connection Training! After our first episode together, I couldn’t wait to chat with her again, and I was thrilled when I received a copy of her book pre-release. Positive training has been on my radar for years, but I admit to being a skeptic – chatting with Hannah has been a breath of fresh air, bringing in essential and connecting variations and a comprehensive understanding of equine emotions. I’m excited to try some of the connecting episodes in the book with Diva, and will report back in a future Hannah episode on our progress!

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.

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Connection Training by Hannah Weston and Rachel Bedingfield