Jenny Pearce

Horse training articles

Save your horse from leg injuries

If you’ve had a horse injured in a fence, who can ever forget our first horrified sight of those injuries.  Gosh, because of my work as a healer, I’ve seen some bad ones. If you’ve been lucky enough not to have that happen, you can avoid those kind of injuries altogether, by using this lesson […]

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You cannot bully a horse into connection

You CANNOT bully a horse into Connection – you have to INVITE them into a Connection. I tell you, if you push a horse, if you MAKE them, if you bully them – they will LEAVE the connection with you. Leadership does not bully them, or push them around or make them do something – […]

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What breaks my heart?

Given my ability to deeply connect with horses and other animals, you’d think that what breaks my heart would be the awful things that so very many people do to their horses – almost always in ignorance of the impact of what they’re doing to them. Sure it’s terrible, but that’s not what breaks my […]

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True or false? You have to teach a horse both sides

Yeah I was taught that too, but that statement is actually false.  I got the first glimpse of how false it is in an incident 13 years ago when I was getting ready to write Bobby’s Diaries. And that experience has been validated a thousand or more times since, both with me and with students […]

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There’s been a lot of talk about horse trauma lately

There’s been a lot of talk about trauma and PTSD type symptoms in horses lately and I’d like to give you a bit of perspective and a lot of hope. The subject reminds me of my own healing journey.  I had what most people would define as a fairly minor sexual abuse in my childhood. […]

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Part One of solving separation anxiety in herd bound horses.

EVERY tension, from EVERY part of a horse’s life is reflected in their saddle work AND in their health and separation anxiety is one of the big deal stress and tension issues for horses. My horse Bobby suffered enormous separation anxiety. I remember a story before he came to me, about him getting so distressed […]

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Using our imagination for or against the horse?

I am astounded at how imaginative humans can be in in making a horse bend to their will.   Are we going to use our imagination to support the horse to be everything magnificent and wonderful that they can be?  And have them escalate US into our excellence as well?  Or are we going to use […]

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A gorgeous story of a horse helping another horse

Oliver knocked my socks off at the end of our recent Horse Retreat, when he stepped up BY HIMSELF – AT LIBERTY – WITHOUT BEING ASKED – and repeatedly loaded himself into the float / trailer to help one of the visiting horses with their float training. You might wonder at my assumptions that Oliver […]

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Technique is the enemy of connection connection connection connection

If you do the same thing with your horse every time you’re working together, then you are going to be wrong way too often for really good horsemanship. For example:  I gave the students on my Fast Track course a live lesson in our monthly seminar the other week, about how to get an amazing […]

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Magic Hands for a happy horse

I’ve heard riders talk about giving hands and firm hands, about holding budgies in your hands softly so you don’t squash them and firmly enough so they don’t fly away, about the iron fist in the velvet glove – and it’s all a load of shite, because good hands don’t come from your hands at […]

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