Positive Reinforcement Connection Training Terry, Emily and Wendy attended a Shawna Karrasch Clinic in PA recently, and brought back a treasure trove of horse training skills to share with the rest of the Village. If you would like to see Shawna come to Great Strides, let us know in the comments below. This little video shows a snippet of Terry and Wendy learning alongside Jessies' (the clinic host) beautiful warmbloods. Notice that all the horses are completely at liberty!
The last 5 weeks have been busy busy busy here at the Great Strides Village. First we said “Hello” to Jericho, a clever young Morgan gelding who is being adopted by Lauren Bond of Equine SMART from Days End Farm Horse Rescue. Jericho may not stay here long, but we are happy to have him in the meantime. Then a few weeks later Gem arrived, formerly known as Helena Handbasket (a Days End name). Gem, a former starvation case of unknown age, is being adopted from Days End Farm Hor
Wow! So many cool light bulb moments for our horses and participants this past Saturday. Just read what one of the Intro to Clicker Training Group Class participants sent us after attending with her son: Mon, Aug 22, 2016 Hi Emily and Lauren, I wanted to give you some feedback after the Clicker Seminar with Lauren. Our son, [name removed for privacy], and I started working with our horses on Sunday and continued today. We are just beginning to shape their behavior at this poi
Mr. Curious himself – aka Mica Q: What’s Mica’s age and breed? A: He’s an 11yr old Crabbet Arabian Q: How did you acquire him? A: I bought him for my daughter Elizabeth to do Pony Club in 2014, but then she quit Pony Club and now he’s become more my horse than hers Q: What attracted you to him? A: He was so curious and willing, when I went into the round pen to practice some of the things I had been learning in the training I was doing as an Equine Assisted Coach, I felt very