Disclaimer: This site contains information, advice and opinion formed by many years of experience on the part of the author. Any information, advice or opinion that was not specifically given to you and your horse should not be taken without first hand expert help. Information, advice and opinion expressed on this site by the author should not supersede the good and common sense of the reader when dealing with a horse in any situation. No information contained on this site is meant to be a guide or manual for training or riding horses Copyright 2017 Karen Jones Motivational Horsemanship
I have been around horses and in and out of the show ring for
50+ years. I am comfortable in the world of natural horsemanship, having been influenced by trainer and educators, Linda and Pat Parelli, along with many other natural horsemanship clinicians, horsewomen and horsemen. Being a true 'student of the horse' has had a huge influence on my horsemanship skills and ultimately, on the development of my own unique program of true and classical horsemanship,
As a natural evolution of my beliefs, studies, research, experiences and principles, "Motivational Horsemanship" encompasses the whole horse, not just their education, behavior and psychology. I am a dedicated advocate of bare hooves and natural horse keeping. I utilize natural and complementary therapies for my family and my animals. I have studied Reiki, Equine Touch, Energy Healing for Horses, Masterson Method, Health Through Touch, Equine Hanna Somatics, TTouch and other healing and energy modalities.
I take pride in what I know and share my experience and knowledge with my students. I have spent my life devoted to training and learning as much as I can and pursue my continuing education with many fine horsemen and horsewomen such as Kathy Sierra, Anna Marciniack, Marijke de Jong, Aimee Brimhall McCord, Karen Rohlf, David Lichman, Anna Twinney, Ruella Yates, Jonathan Field, Susan Smith and others. I went out on my own to teach and share my own methods and philosophies in 2005 and continue to learn from my horses, my mentors and my students. I enjoy teaching because what takes place between my students and myself is a simultaneous learning experience....when you teach something you think you understand to someone else, you are apt to gleen a far deeper understanding of the value of the information when it's played back to you through someone else's experience. A trainer can do all the training in the world on your horse, but unless you gain more knowledge and better your skills, your horse will never understand all that you are asking.
"My wish for any true horse lover is that they continue to gain knowledge about the majestic horse. Understanding, working with and developing a better partnership with your horse is a peaceful, yet exhilarating emotion that is unexplainable."