Uncovering true value and potential is more than sorting out the physical pain issues, it’s also about mental health. How the horse feels, how he is motivated, which associations he has with you, this all will affect his drive to train, his performance and his behavior. The way we interact with and train our horses will either hold them back in fear or propel them forwards into victory.
Positive reinforcement training in short is a way of training horses through adding rewards to motivate them towards doing specific tasks. It’s a very gentle and positive way of training horses and it’s wonderful for any type of horse, especially for horses who have been abused in some way or who are deemed “problematic”. You can train basically anything you want with positive reinforcement and horses understand and react to it very well. You don’t need to use any type of pressure if you choose not to, but you can also help them understand pressure better by teaching it through positive reinforcement.
This manner of training is very focused on learning about the latest research and science, and then bringing that to the equestrian training world. It’s thus improving constantly as we learn more about horses; how they learn, how they are motivated and the reason behind their behaviors. It’s very different from other training methods out there and usually requires a big mindset shift from the trainer or owner, but it helps you build an amazing bond between the two of you.
TrulyTrust is also a proud training partner at the Equine academy which features equine professionals from around the world. A wide range of courses can be found on there to help educate horse owners and fellow professionals on various subjects.
Online Training Courses
The online courses TrulyTrust offers helps you to gain an incredible amount of information all in one place. There are theory lessons (teaching you the science/research in an easy to learn format) as well as practical lessons (teaching you a step by step approach to applying the theory in everyday life) to give you the most out of each course. These courses are typically completed over several months but is self-paced so you can work through it at your own pace, you’ll also have lifelong access. Please note that these courses are designed to expand your knowledge so you can go and help uncover your horse’s potential, it does not however qualify you for any profession. You will receive a certificate of completion at the completion of each course.
Online coaching with TrulyTrust is a wonderful way of progressing in your training, even if you are all the way on the other side of the world. You tell me about the problem/obstacle you are facing in your training and together we work out a coaching and training plan that will fit you. I will explain and show you (if you’re more of a visual learner) exactly what to do. Every time you go train you then take a video of what you did, and from there I will give you advice on changes you can make and ways you can improve your horse’s learning journey.
I also offer in person coaching in the Bloemfontein area, which is exactly like the online coaching except I’m there right next to you!
Online Horsemanship Classes
Every month there’s online classes hosted by TrulyTrust. These classes will be topic specific, either topics on hooves or aspects of training. It’s about an hour long and you’ll gain in depth knowledge. At the end of each class there’s a Q&A as well where your questions will be answered. When you purchase the class you’ll have access to a link where you can register to attend live, after you registered you’ll receive an email confirmation and you can add it to your calendar from there. Each class will be recorded which you can then watch afterwards, if you couldn’t make the live class. You can even download the entire class recording!
Do you have a specific topic you would like to hear about? Feel free to contact TrulyTrust with your class suggestions
Training your horse positively, giving him the best and most efficient training all starts with gaining the right knowledge about the horse’s true nature. What motivates horses? How can you empower them? How do they learn? What’s really the reason behind problem behaviour? Learn the answers within this eBook which covers a wide range of topics.