HIGHLIGHTS OF SOME OF THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES...
Positive Reinforcement (also known as clicker/R+)
Unlike other methods of training horses, this approach means that the horse is motivated to offer behaviors without fear of what might happen if he makes a mistake. Clicker trained horses are inquisitive and willing, and clicker training is a rewarding way of learning for horse and owner.
Clicker training can be a very clear way of working with a horse - you mark the exact aspect of a behavior so he has the opportunity to learn precisely what behavior you want. Also, the horse learns that training sessions are fun and thus it can help to build a strong bond based on trust and positive associations with the owner.
Motivation Science , FUNctional Movement Science and Learning
Autonomy is key is aiding the horse and human in finding their innate movements. We were both born to move, but somewhere along the way, we seem to have lost our instinctual sense of movement. Pain can be the culprit in some instances, but most likely, the BRAIN is the challenger of the movements of body! Motivation plays an integral part on accessing the part of the brain where learning takes place and behaviors are formed. Both Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation are used in finding funcational movement.
Riding Equitation and Performance
For riders of all disciplines (western, english, gaited, etc), using positive reinforcement (for human and horse!), classical horsemanship dressage principles.
I focus on:
-Autonomy for both horse and human
~Understanding the nature of the horse
~Learning timing and feel
~Encouraging your horse's athleticism through FUNctional Movement
~Developing an independent seat and correct use of aids
~Fostering a true partnership between horse and rider
Fear and Confidence
Especially for beginners and new horse owners, lessons include horse health care and management, groundwork and riding.
As a horse owner, trainer and riding instructor for over 40 years, I have extensive experience working with a variety of challenges and unique situations, including:
~Adult beginner riders
~Riders returning after a long break
~Riders dealing with fear and confidence issues
~Horses with a history of abuse and mishandling
~Horses with limited, incomplete, or incorrect training
~Horses of many different breeds and temperaments
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
$75 per hr private at your location...travel fees apply outside Coweta County
$ 60 per hr semi privates per person
Groups of 3-6 students - $ 50 per hr per student based on 5 hr day
Workshops of 3-6 days available at off-site facilities... 3 minimum - 6 person maximum,
(Daily fee plus all expenses)
Barn Consultations billed on hourly basis of $ 50 per hr
If you'd like to book lessons/clinicis/workshops in your area, use the contact form or email found below...
Karen approaches the horse with the intent of teaching them to become a thinking partner and preparing the horse for a versatile future, allowing for whatever time is befitting to the horse for the solid foundation. By setting them up to succeed by freeing the horse physically, mentally, and emotionally to do the job in mind, makes this rewarding for both horse and rider.
This takes time to learn and Karen has found it is well worth that time to have the result of an intelligent and thoughtful partner in a horse. It is not so difficult to learn, but may require a shift of intent in the overall approach to your horsemanship.
Karen draws upon her diverse background of techniques, styles and concepts while working with each rider and horse. I have always felt an obligation to my students to pass along the knowledge gained from my experiences and training.
Karen believes her experience as a rider, trainer, instructor, competitor and owner offers the ability to view each student from a well-rounded equestrian perspective and intends to continue passing along the knowledge she has acquired to motivated, enthusiastic riders who share the love of the horse.
Over 50 years of riding has shown Karen that there is no one perfect training program. Each rider and mount is a unique team and lessons are tailored to meet their individual needs.
Whether you are new to horses, looking to get "re-started" into horsemanship, or want to further your own horsemanship,
there is something for you.
Educational Study Opportunities and Services that support the students ‘big picture’ !
Karen has a blend of Reward Based Instruction on the ground, at liberty and in the saddle. Safety, relationship and progression in a fun learning environment !
Educational Study Opportunity Areas
Positive Reinforcement/Clicker Training
Equine Psychology/Behavior in Learning
Motivation Extrinsic and Intrinsic
Fear and Confidence
Groundwork including online, inhand and longlining
Riding Equitation and Performance
General Health Care, Nutrition and First Aid
Karen is available in person for private/semi privates lessons, workshops and clinics at your location…
Long Distance travel is possible if interest warrants.
*NEW Karen is available for video/phone coaching consultations on the topic of your choice……... $ 1.50 per minute with a $ 30 minimum (that's 20 minutes) for a video/phone consult since I have to 'schedule' the time for the call into my work schedule....videos will be submitted to me with a YouTube link and the length can be between 10-15 minutes long….I will send you my thoughts on what I see in a final email and include time stamps or you may choose to do a paid phone consult to go over your video…
Target training with a clicker with Rhett!...