As a coach, show judge, columnist and lecturer in equine behavior, knowing how horses think and learn has saved me time, trouble and trauma in training! Whether coaching at a show, teaching in a college classroom, speaking to an audience, or as an equine consultant, I help riders gain insight into why horses do what they do.
The best gift we can give a horse is to communicate clearly. And the heart of a good coach is always to do the same with her student!
Need a fresh perspective? Join a group riding at an Ontario farm near you! For a pre-show tune up or trouble shooting session, occasionally or regularly. Some coaches supplement their programs with occasional lessons for themselves or their students.
In a typical session Lindsay will …
It’s more than horse shows:
Why horses (and humans) do what they do!
Equine Behaviour term of the week: Primary and Secondary Reinforcers”
Reinforcing a behaviour is something a trainer does to make the response more likely to happen again Read More ...
At the in-gate of a New Year
Walking up the chute, through the in gate, into the ring and into the unknown at an important show? Who doesn’t have butterflies? Read More ...
A spur is really just a reaching assist (a term taken from my lifeguard days – not equine related!) Read More ...
"Some trust in chariots and
some in horses. But we trust
in the name of the Lord our God."
"the horse is made ready
for the day of battle …
but victory rests in the Lord."