Merikle Waters Paints & Quarters

Producing & Training Quality Family And Show Horses

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.


Please check out our photo and video library, offering a wide variety of horses trained by Brandi

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


 horse home.




 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


 this relationship?




- 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


both.




- Learn how, and why, we want to clearly


communicate with our horse, and understand the


 importance of leadership within your


relationship.




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.