Professional horse training, clinics and behavioral consulting in Maryland
Horse training and problem-solving are some of the most important work I do, because these activities help establish trusting and joyful lifelong relationships between horses and their humans.
Horse training and problem-solving
Whether your goal is to gentle a green horse or work out the kinks in a longstanding partnership, I can help. At your location or mine, we can work together to build trust, create calm interactions, and leverage the natural inclinations of horses as prey animals to teach new skills and extinguish problem behaviors.
I can help you better understand your horse’s behaviors and resolve them for good. Request a consultation below.
Schedule a clinic at your facility
Gather up to 12 of your barn friends, your trail-riding companions, teammates or boarders and I can customize a full- or half-day horsemanship clinic specifically for your needs and goals.
I conduct customized horsemanship clinics all over the Mid-Atlantic covering topics ranging from the basics of horsemanship to addressing very specific behavioral issues.
Full-day clinics typically include a symposium session in the morning, a break for lunch, then we tack up, mount up and apply what we learned all afternoon - leaving plenty of time for questions and exploration. Unmounted auditors are always welcome.
Horsemanship for Harmony Clinics
These horsemanship clinics provide all participants with a practical and fascinating foundation in the principles of equine behavioral science and learning theory - principles you can apply to every interaction with your horse.
Learn to read your horse and improve your feel for what the horse needs and when he needs it
Learn how to create a calm horse that wants to be with you and do what you ask
Improve your connection with your horse and enhance your partnership
I can tailor your on-site clinic to cover just about any topic or situation, these are just a few examples:
Love trail riding and want your horse to enjoy it too? This clinic will teach you how to get your horse to safely and confidently cross water, go over logs and small obstacles, and to respond more calmly to the unexpected things that come up along the trail.
Safety from the horse’s eye-view
Ideal for young riders and beginners, learning the “why” of safe horsemanship helps it stick for a lifetime. We’ll cover safe practices from how to halter your horse out in the field to leading, tying up, tacking up, sharing the ring, and a host of other situations that can quickly become dangerous if you don’t respect your horse’s instincts.
When you understand how horses see the world, your horse will feel safer around you, and you’ll be safer around your horse.
Problem-solving for the perfect horse
“My horse is perfect except…” This clinic provides a group forum for tackling the individual quirks we all face with our horses, so everyone can learn from one another. Typical topics might include:
Your horse drags all over the place and won’t be led calmly
Your horse won’t load into the trailer
Your horse is spooky outside the arena
Your horse won’t stand still while you mount
Your horse can’t be tied to anything
Your horse is cinchy/girthy, buddy sour, distracted, diving for grass all the time…
Call or text me at (410) 627-4243 to discuss your clinic needs, or visit with me at the farm.