The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 52 | The training of “magical unicorns” with Heather Nelson

One of my favourite podcast guests is back, because we all can use a little humour right about now. Liberty trainer Heather Nelson joined me on a Saturday evening to chat and have a chuckle about the training of her “magical unicorns” aka her three horse herd, while she is spending a whole lot of time at home during the Covid-19 event. We got into some excellent detail about the unicorn creation process, mainly diving into working at liberty in different positions (including long-lining) and in different ways with each of her horses, and I was riveted and inspired. I hope you will be too! I also found myself geeking out on the relationship between TCM element theory and constitutions and horses, such an interesting way of understanding our horses. Enjoy and keep well during these wild times!

Heather Nelson is a liberty training specialist, known for starting from the beginning without the lines and inspiring horses through connection. She combines her background in ground work, classical dressage, intuitive training and liberty to help horse lovers like you tap into your own innate ability to earn a big YES from your horse so you can coach your horse to develop to their highest potential in self expression and balance. Heather is sought after for her engaging workshops and demonstrations where she teaches people to access leadership and respect through creative play, which is just as out of the box as it sounds.

Head to Heather’s website for a free training on to learn how to teach your horses how to roll a ball!


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