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REIMAGINE

HORSEMANSHIP

WELCOME

 

Reimagine Horsemanship, LLC is an organization dedicated to the practice and promotion of mindful, relationship-based horsemanship.

We study the science and nature of horses and teach people how to use their natural language to communicate with them without resistance.

Students learn to align energies with the horse while establishing the trust, respect, and learning processes needed to further his education, without damaging the integrity of the relationship.

REVERENCE FOR THE HORSE

We are, and always will be, students of the horse. We recognize them as individuals and hold a profound respect for their tolerance for mankind. They have more to offer than most people realize and we resonate deeply with their potential for transforming human lives. 

 

In honor of the horse, we continuously strive to improve our methods, broaden our knowledge-base, and explore the limitless potential of horse-human relationship so that we may offer more of these animals better lives.

"Horses reflect our actions, energies, and intentions.  If we place the integrity of the horse-human relationship before all else,  we will have no choice but to become better human beings."

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OUR WORK

Our objective is to enhance the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of horses, offer them a diverse, individualized education, and teach people how to communicate, compromise, and connect with them effectively. We specialize in liberty work, classical dressage, natural horsemanship, western horsemanship, behavioral shaping, and equine cognitive development. We utilize trail, obstacle challenges, jumping, academic line work, classical work in-hand, and positive reinforcement conditioning to provide horses and their people with powerful bonding experiences while they undergo a healthy and versatile education.

OUR HORSEMANSHIP

Our horsemanship is relationship-based. This means we center our work around how the horses perceive us and focus on the quality of the overall partnership as we educate them. They are our friends and family. The horses in our care are treated with respect, compassion, and motherly discipline. We believe that its our responsibility as initiators of the horse-human interaction to ensure that we are providing horses with the clarity and wellness they need to understand our requests and be successful at their work.

We work to find balance between trust and respect so the horses can achieve the calm, attentive state of mind necessary for cognitive learning. We begin their education by teaching them a system of hand gestures that we use to communicate with them during day-to-day interactions. We instill in them processes for learning new things and handling fear so they progressively become better learners and less likely to exhibit reactive behavior. We allow them to guide the course of their education, cross-training them strategically to stretch their comfort zones and keep them physically and mentally stimulated. 

OUR SCHOOL

 

This is much more than just riding horses. We teach students to evaluate, understand, and educate horses. Ground work is a major part of what we do as it offers a much more thorough and effective path towards understanding the nature of the horse then riding alone. It also gives us a chance to develop true partnerships with the horses because we can offer them more precise guidance as we teach them new things. Riding is introduced when it is the next logical step in the relationship.

 

Students learn by observing the individual behaviors and biomechanics of the horses and then participate in an endless array of activities with them to build partnership and trust. Students learn to control their energy and compulsions so their confidence develops naturally. Liberty work, natural horsemanship, trick training, trail, obstacle work, and classical schooling, both in and out of the saddle, are all part of our curriculum.

LEARN MORE

 

Training and lesson board as well as liberty, horsemanship, and horse whispering lessons and audits are available at our home farm in Poughquag, NY.  Our trainer also travels to farms throughout the Hudson Valley for training, lessons, and rehabilitation consults. Clinics are available nationwide. Distance learning is available globally. Phone and email consults are also an option if you are having trouble with your horse.  For more information or to book a session, email us at reimaginehorsemanship@gmail.com.

 

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