Like most other horse trainers, I have put my ownbrand on the methods I use and teach. I call my method â€œHands-On Horse Trainingâ€. I chose this name because so much of the training takes place not in saddle, but from the ground, literally using hands-on direction and manipulation to balance and straighten the physical asymmetry natural to horses and at the same time, create a foundation of respect and trust between horse and trainer. This method employs repetitive, consistent direction to gently acclimate the horse to instinctively respond to cues, first from the ground, then later from the saddle.
"Hands-on" is what I call my method of training horses and their owners to form a partnership based on respect and trust, while attaining physical balance and collection, which are corner stones of good horsemanship.
I employ a wide range of "Classical Horsemanship" techniques. My methods are derived from personal experience, along with my studies of classical training sources and observation of, and instruction by, other accomplished practitioners of the art of training and riding horses. Trainer: Troy Griffith