Jenny Pearce

Horse training articles

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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Consistency with a horse is not the answer to problem solving

Consistency, like technique, is the enemy of Connection with your horse. Consider this.  If I continue to do the same thing over and over again, I am not allowing for any development in my relationship with my horse, I am not allowing for any development of his or her understanding, I am not allowing for […]

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Understanding the magic of Frederic Pignon

In this recording of one of our monthly Live Seminars for students, we analyzed a video of Frederic Pignon working with three gorgeous black stallions in one of his magical performances.  We talk about the lady and horse that inspired me to do this audio video analysis, then demystified his keys to success and talked […]

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Another dentist visit for Oliver

This is Oliver’s first time in the gag without drugs and the gag changed things again – not perfect – but you can see that the key to success was encouraging him to drift backwards rather than going up.   We didn’t go too far – just did the top teeth properly today and he’ll have […]

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From diablo to giant teddy bear for the horse dentist

Even under a LOT of sedation, Oliver had been very difficult for our previous dentist and without sedation – impossible.  He would fling his 18 hand high head in the air and at the first sign of pressure to try and keep his head down, he was popping his front legs off the ground in […]

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Does our horse’s DESIRE to look after us, mean that they are ABLE to look after us?

There are two stages – two completely different stages – that we need to consider when we want to end up with poetry in motion like Cavalia’s Frederic Pignon or Alizee Froment with Mistral or any of those other world class horse and rider combinations that you admire.  And believe me you CAN have that […]

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Fixing a Needle shy horse – frightened of having an injection

This video below shows you the Keys to Success in fixing a needle shy horse who is afraid of having an injection. Giving a needle should be a quiet process, filled with trust from the horse and confidence from the person giving the needle.  The first needle of this antibiotic course she had been freaked […]

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What makes your horse want to be with you?

A little Swiss boy visiting us, gave me a blinding flash of the obvious yesterday (commonly known as a BFO) when he had an enormous breakthrough with our two little semi-wild cats. For the last couple of weeks he’d been trying to touch them and they had been quite jumpy around him, allowing a brief […]

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Technique is the enemy of connection

Connection is that thing that allows our horse and ourselves to feel each other and to respond in the moment – to seek and be a union of two minds, bodies and spirits – to express that union in pleasurable movement, whether that be the joyous expression of true dressage or the  smooth, economical movement […]

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