​​​​Study with Karen


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"I invite you to join me on this empowered journey to discover letting go of the

'HOWS and FLOW into the NOW' with your horse"

Create the Relationship you know you were meant to achieve~

Karen educates through a blend of Reward Based Instruction

on the ground, at liberty and in the saddle. 

Safety, relationship and progression in a fun learning environment that supports the

Student's "Big Picture" Goal !


Educational Opportunities are available through Workshops, Privates, Semi Private formats or

Long Distance Coaching on the Topics of :


 ~Foundation of Horsemanship
~Groundwork for Sound, Healthy Movement
~Rider Skills and Posture for Improved Communication
~Confidence and Fear Strategies for Horse and Human
~Long Distance Remote Coaching via Youtube, Skype and Email 

~Horseless Workshops – ‘Balance Rider’ Balance Tool,  Stretches and Breathing for Riders
~Sound Advice KnowledgeBase – Advice Service and Research Resource on

Caring For Your Horse’s Mind, Body and Soul !
~Basic Positive Reinforcement/Clicker Training
~ Equine Behavior – Problem Solving for Unwanted Behaviors with Positive Reinforcement
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~Liberty with Movement Exploration
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~Finding Stability on the Gymnastics Mat**


**Pre-requisite of Motivational Horsemanship's Basic Positive Reinforcement/Clicker Training


 







~Motivational Horsemanship

Karen Jones

karen@motivationalhorsemanship.com

678-877-4817

​Target training with a cl​icker with Rhett!...

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




RATES

$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,

($ 600 Daily fee plus all expenses)

Barn Consultations billed on hourly basis of $ 75 per hr
​ plus travel

If you'd like to book lessons/clinicis/workshops in your area, use the contact form or email found below...

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HIGHLIGHTS OF SOME OF THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES...​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 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.

Karen focuses on:

-Autonomy for both horse and human
~Understanding the nature of the horse
~Learning timing and feel
~Creating lightness
~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 45 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