Here at MW, groundwork is of utmost importance. It effects how the horse will not only ride, but interact and perform, in a big way. Relationship building and nurturing plays a very large role in Brandi's method, allowing incentive for partnership with each equine student. Her belief being that, strong relationships between humans and horses allow for a learning outlet that is like no other. Providing proof to your horse that you will look out for him and keep him safe, in turn does the same for you. Ultilizing pressure and release, encouragement and leadership - this opens the door to acceptance and relaxation.
Basic 'showmanship' training is completed with every horse in training with Brandi Thiessen, as it creates a horse who is responsive, obedient, and has superior ground manners. Her training view is based upon positive reinforcement and redirection, using natural "try" to help create a willing, accepting partner.
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We realize that the standard approach to
sending horses away for training of the past, is
quite different than the program we are
currently offering. We are however also
aware of, and would like to share with you, the
ability and opportunity to better your equine
communication skills. Not only for your horses
benefit, but yours as well.
This is a full support program offered
for those seeking to refine, or perhaps
redefine their communication skills with their
horse. Allowing you to learn along with your
horse and not be left out of the training
process. Through this, it also greatly enhances
the likelihood of continued success and
continued improvement once you take your
Great communication is the key to any healthy
and balanced relationship. In order to support
your end of this relationship, do you know how
to communicate clearly, and do so often with
your horse? Would you like to learn how to
better offer this to your horse and support
- Learn effective ways to communicate on the
ground and in the saddle with your horse.
- Learn more about husbandry and how you can
better support health for your equine partner.
- Learn about equine behaviour/communication
and how you can use this to the benefit of you
- Learn how, and why, we want to clearly
communicate with our horse, and understand the
importance of leadership within your
And much more!
For someone who understands why they were
asking or 'supporting' the horse in a
particular way, having it not work for the
horse does not cause much concern. However,
for those who may know what works 'now',
but not *why* it works, often become
overwhelmed or frustrated. Equally the horse
will feel the same, and the degrading of clear
communication between the two of you quickly
sets in. This truly is the root of all 'problems'
that surface with horses (sometimes whether
or not you were the initial human involved in
the miscommunication). You can quickly see the
importance of not only understanding how to
apply a technique or form of communication,
but also understanding why that form of
communication is useful in that moment.
Without understanding, clear communication,
and therefore the balanced, healthy, happy
and mutually beneficial relationship most
people seek with their horse, is extremely
difficult to attempt to achieve.