Relax and Focus Your Horse

(or fire-breathing dragon)

Groundwork to Free Your Calm, Responsive and Focused Horse
That easily translates to riding!

I put the first lessons into practice with my 10 year old daughter and her new ponyfriend of 4.

They are both young and a bit uncertain after some scary moments.

Your relaxing tricks helped them to bond.
In only two days they became best friends again.

Thank you so much!!!  

Odile Kaiser

It's important for a horse to be relaxed, calm and focused, but even more so when they're not at home.
Arriving at your Working Equitation show, a clinic, lesson or trail ride with a horse that's...

  • Over-excited
  • Nervous
  • Pushy
  • Distracted
  • Not listening

Makes you feel worried and nervous, and then your horse feeds off that, and gets worse.

This can lead to the belief, "he'll be fine once I get on".  But do you feel fine?
Some experienced riders might be because once they're on, they know what to do.

But knowing what to do BEFORE you get on not only helps you deal with these problems, it helps you AVOID them altogether.

From the moment you unload your horse from the trailer, you can use these techniques.
You don't need a big area or a lot of equipment to help your horse feel more relaxed, calm and focused.
Ready to go to work, or just hang out until it's your turn.

It can even help with getting your horse happy to be in the trailer.

...I only trailered her once and she was a panicked very sweaty mess when I got to where I was going.
I did the relax\focus sessions a few times at my tack up area, in her paddock and in the round pen. Then I did it at my trailer before I groomed her. These sessions were over a period of a few weeks.  

Then I did a few relax\focus sessions at back of trailer with doors open.  
Then I started walking up to back of trailer on loose lead next to her, not in front.  

We had just had a really nice ride  too. So I decided to try the trailer. We walked on loose lead side by side and she loaded right in without any hesitation what so ever!!!
And repeated it 4 times.

And she seemed relaxed while in there, not tense and wide eyed.  It has been a really good technique for us so thank you very much!

Denise Montagne

Unlock Your Tense and Inattentive Horse
 Free Your Calm, Responsive and Focused Horse 

Horses can display symptoms of stress in various ways.

…  and when the horse feels stressed, we often do too! 

So what can we do to help? 

What resources do we have at hand that we can offer our horse to reduce his stress, thereby reducing our own?

 That will be the focus of this mini-course.

Inside you'll find detailed, concrete solutions you can implement to aid your horse.

These lessons are a gift from me, to your horse.

Relax and Focus Your Horse


Course Curriculum

Your guide: Trish Hyatt 

International Coach and Clinician
National and International Top 10 Competitor
Technical Delegate and WEDU Judge of Working Equitation (retired)

40+ years of training horses and people.