Do you wish your horse would stand still and wait for you?

Does your horse understand how to stand and wait while you groom, pick out feet, open gates or chat to a friend? Is your horse calm and patient for the vet, farrier, physio or dentist? Will they comfortably wait when you walk away, or do they try and follow you?
 
This unique course will help you develop the skills needed to train your horse to wait without frustration. No more turning your back to find your horse has crept up behind you or sneaked off to eat grass!


Equine behaviour consultants and trainers Trudi Dempsey and Sooz Foster present this course which includes video lessons,  downloads and training plans to help you train your horse to stand relaxed. 


You will learn how to: 


• Use positive reinforcement (clicker) training with your horse


• Break down your training goal into achievable steps


• Create the best training environment


• Avoid stress in training


• Build duration and distance


• Add a cue


• Use errorless learning


• Reduce stress in your training

 
Plan your training successfully


• Set yourself and your horse up to succeed


• Collect data



This course is aimed at horse owners, students and equestrian professionals interested in advancing their positive reinforcement training.


Once enrolled you have 60 days to complete the course.

Who is this course for?

  • HORSE OWNERS

  • EQUINE STUDENTS

  • EQUINE PROFESSIONALS

Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CEU)

  • Course Contents

    12 x individual video lessons, downloads, training plans and 1 x final quiz

  • Course Duration

    1.5 Hours

  • CPD/CEU Certificate

    You can download a personalised CPD/CEU certificate after completing the course material and the final quiz.

  • BHS

    Approval for British Horse Society Accredited Professional Coaches (BHS APCs) Continuing Professional Development is pending.

  • IAABC

    Approval for IAABC Continuing Education Units Development is pending.

  • IAAT

    Approval for International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT) Continuing Professional Development is pending.

  • KPA

    This course has been approved for 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Karen Pryor Association (KPA). You will need to contact us for an event code, download your CPD/CEU certificate once you have completed the course and then email both code and certificate to the KPA.

  • PCUK

    Approval for Pony Club UK (PCUK) Coaches Continuing Professional Development is pending.

REVIEWS

5 star rating

Awesome

Kelly Cross

As always, both Trudi & Sooz are so thoughtful, knowledgeable and present information in a way easy to comprehend and apply. Great platform and setup in ...

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As always, both Trudi & Sooz are so thoughtful, knowledgeable and present information in a way easy to comprehend and apply. Great platform and setup in terms of videos and presentations with voiceovers - thanks Understand Horses

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Excellent

Jen Adams

I found this course super interesting and learned lots. I thought my horse knew what ‘stand’ meant…I was wrong! He knew if I stood still or maybe walked behi...

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I found this course super interesting and learned lots. I thought my horse knew what ‘stand’ meant…I was wrong! He knew if I stood still or maybe walked behind him, that he was probably going to stand still but, if I asked him to stand then I walked away in front of him, he’d follow! He was following different cues to what I’d thought. Trudi and Sooz talked me through this when I asked and explained everything in details to enable me to help educate my horse clearer. They also helped by showing me ways to reduce frustration shown by my horse which was invaluable for us. The course notes were easy to follow and read back on to recap as training went on. I also found watching other participants videos really helped and gave me lots of ideas to use myself. Even once the course was over I’ve been really motivated to keep it going and was invited to join a Facebook group where I can share our progress with others and see how everyone else is doing (if they wished to share). I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to train cleaner and build a stronger relationship with their horse.

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5 star rating

Essential!

Gabriel Lencioni

Teaching your horse to wait is definetely an essential behaviour, and after this course, I've learned even more situations where this skill can come in handy...

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Teaching your horse to wait is definetely an essential behaviour, and after this course, I've learned even more situations where this skill can come in handy, especially considering the fact that Trudi and Sooz are amazing in their explanations and how to better set the learner for sucess, resulting in a not only still, but also relaxed horse. Learning to build a good "wait" behaviour is a must in order to use positive reinforcement with horses and an amazing tool to solve unwanted behaviours.

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5 star rating

Great course with brilliant teachers

Barbara Dreyer- Rowlands

I've just finished the course. And I loved it. ❤️ it was really well planned, thought through, explained and the examples were lovely

I've just finished the course. And I loved it. ❤️ it was really well planned, thought through, explained and the examples were lovely

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Boost your training skills with this unique course

Your Instructors

TRUDI DEMPSEY

Trudi is a certified horse behaviour consultant with the IAABC and an Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Training and Behaviour Council. Trudi has been offering her own unique blend of classical dressage and positive reinforcement as Creative Equine training since the ’90s. She is an experienced gymnastic groundwork coach and specialises in bitless training. For the last 10 years, Trudi has written and judged the Baroque dressage classes at Interdressage and offered online training to international clients. She presents clinics, talks and workshops in person throughout the UK and webinars and courses online around the world.

SOOZ FOSTER


Sooz is a Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant with the IAABC and a member of their Application Review Team. She is also an Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council, a British Horse Society Stable Manager and Senior Coach. She has worked in the equine industry for over 20 years – teaching riding, training client’s horses and competing in various disciplines. Sooz now also trains dogs and cats and is working towards becoming a Certified Karen Pryor Clicker Trainer. She works with all animals following ethical, science-based practises and believes that there is a lot to gain by training other species alongside horses. Sooz would love to see the horse world embrace welfare-based, positive training and works hard to support those who want to learn a more modern way to handle and train their equine friends.

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