"Often people like me compete
before we know how to ride,
and ride before we understand
the horse. This needs to
change".-David O'Connor -
Olympic gold medalist three
day eventing Sydney 2000
"Your horse thinks,
feels, makes decisions.
Treat him like a friend,
not a slave" -Ray Hunt
For most of the past centuries, humans have asked horses to learn
the human language - oftentimes leading to misunderstanding and
sometimes conflict. Recent research proves that if we humans learn
to understand the horse's language, we will get far greater results.
Natural horsemanship is a philosophy of training horses that focuses
on building a positive experience with the horse through partnership
rather than fear and intimidation. It uses the principles of natural
equine behavior and herd communication to position us, the humans,
as the horse's leader. It is a journey where we put ourselves in the
horse's world rather than try to adapt the horse to ours.
Using a tested and proven step by step method, students will learn -
through simple hands-on techniques and the help of a competent
horseman - to become the leader that every horse is looking for.
Although this method of training has been used at Granny Fox Farm
for many years, this unique learning opportunity is now being
offered to our students and we are certain that it will change their
relationship with horses forever.