The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 45 | Calming signals as communication with Anna Blake

Speaking with horse advocate Anna Blake was beyond delightful, and had me giggling or crying good tears throughout the episode, as she shared her hard-earned wisdom about horses, training, communication and life. We talked about calming signals, how they show up in horses and humans, and how we can use them as a road map to understanding and relaxation. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

Anna Blake is a horse advocate, then a trainer, international clinician, and award-winning author. Working with riders of any discipline and horses of any breed, Anna believes affirmative dressage training principals build a relaxed & forward foundation that crosses over all riding disciplines in the same way that the understanding Calming Signals benefits all equine communication. She blogs at Relaxed & Forward on Her clinics and writing affirm a humorous and inspirational approach to understanding, training, and respecting animals. Blogging at Relaxed & Forward on and the author of five books. Infinity Farm is home, on the flat, windy, treeless prairie of Colorado, with a multi-species herd of horses, llamas, goats, dogs, and our moral compass, Edgar Rice Burro. Learn more about Anna at