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Monthly Archives: June 2017

The New Communication – “Sign Language” for Horses.

In this short video clip taken from a Liberty clinic, I am teaching communication to a horse. This was at the end of a 2-day clinic, and this horse was beginning to understand the ideas readily. However, observe in this … Continue reading

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A New Way to Teach Communication

This post is something that I feel very strongly about and is a relatively new area of Liberty that I’ve been exploring in the last few years. I am very, very excited about this new thinking. Typically, when we are … Continue reading

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There’s No “Magic” in Horsemanship – Just Phenomenon We can’t Explain… Yet.

It’s not that I don’t believe in magic… far from it. I think incredible things happen to us everyday that seem occur by their own forces. We simply don’t always understand them, and so, we call this phenomenon “magic.” One … Continue reading

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Connection First

I have a very strong mantra in Liberty: Connection First… Energy, Excitement and Play Second. There are some that feel that movement is what creates a bond with your horse, and even movement that drives your horse away. Studies of … Continue reading

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Sync with Your Horse

Horses sync, mimic and model the behaviors of other horses, and especially with their socially bonded herd mates. Some horses will sync with their owner or handler readily, and others are a bit more reserved about engaging in this very … Continue reading

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Self-Determination… A Powerful Force in Liberty

I’ve been working with a skittish mustang named Poco for the relaxation videos that we are taping right now – you’ve probably seen a few videos here with the big and beautiful guy. (That’s him in the photo.) I’ve started … Continue reading

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Relaxation… then Turn Out

A few days ago, I released into a large turnout area, a beautiful young Arabian mare that I’ve been using in the Relaxation Method videos that we’ve been taping. I had decided to play with the relaxation ideas in “her … Continue reading

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Relaxation Effects Your Horse’s Mood

Relaxed horses are just happier horses. The effect that relaxation has on your horse’s mood, feelings about being with you, what you are doing, his desire to get with you – was one of the last and most surprising benefits … Continue reading

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