Small Details - Immediate and BIG Results!

Jan 17, 2021

How to Eliminate Brace in Your Horse to Increase Safety, Trust, Confidence and Connection

In this video, you will learn how to easily read your own horse's - sometimes very subtle - body language and feedback. You will discover how adjusting small details within your own actions will help your horse to build more trust, confidence and connection with you. The true foundation of being and staying safe while enjoying quality time with your equine partner!

The Small but Important...

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Top 10 Tips to Free Up Your Schedule

Jan 11, 2021

Turn Your Dreams into Reality

Top 10 Tips to Free Up Your Schedule

Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you "don't have time!" – Bo Bennett

Sound familiar?

I know I have to remind myself all the time to MAKE TIME for the things that are important to me...

Have you ever gotten suddenly overwhelmed by the amount of "stuff" you have to do and things you need to get accomplished? Have you ever felt like...

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Happy Horse Saddling: Reading our Horse's Body Language

Dec 10, 2020


Hello and welcome to another GENUINE CONNECTIONS LESSON. (delivered in 4 bite sized videos, video #1 above!). 

Do you know a horse that

  • Has to be tied in order to be saddled
  • Gives negative feedback about the saddling process
  • Stands still but is tense and tight while saddling
  • Moves when the rider wants to get on
  • Has a hard time to relax under saddle
  • Easily shies and is unconfident while riding
  • Wants to go faster and faster under saddle
  • Displays any scary or even dangerous...
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Natural Horse Habitat™: The Foundation

Dec 09, 2020

The Natural Horse Habitat™, abbreviated as NHH, is more than just a track or using slow-feed hay nets. It’s a holistic system to keep your horse naturally, with an emphasis on fulfilling your horses' needs AND making a difference for yourself – and the planet we live on. It’s the first building block of Genuine Connections and the foundation for our horse to live with mental, emotional and physical balance so she can be the partner you are dreaming of!

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LEADMare Principles - Part 1

Dec 03, 2020

When I was still a Parelli Natural Horsemanship Instructor I started to realize that - while achieving great results in the beginning - myself and my students reached a plateau in the relationship with our horses started in Level 3 and 4.

After resigning as an instructor in 2013, I created the "WholeHearted Communication Manual" with the 4 Stumbling Blocks and 16 Solutions.

But I wanted to delve even deeper...

So I decided to search for that next level of horsemanship that...

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The Horse that Couldn't Canter...

Nov 27, 2020

Back in 2005, I was still recovering from the emotional scares of my  riding accident. After all, I was one of the lucky ones... I could have been paralyzed - or even killed!  This accident was totally avoidable, if I had known better...

My Journey to LIVING & RIDING with CONFIDENCE was the Catalyst for the Program I Teach Today

The accident and my resulting mental and emotional breakdown made me realize that traditional horse training and...

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Ride and Live with Confidence

Nov 21, 2020

When I opened my eyes, I saw the fence post right in front of me.

That's when it hit me: I had escaped serious injury or even death by a mere few inches!

Earlier that day, I was riding in my neighbor’s arena, showing off what my Quarter Horse gelding Chris Whisper and I had accomplished over the winter. With a big smile on my face, we entered the corner of the outdoor arena at a flowing, rhythmic trot, and I asked Whisper to move into a canter. He willingly complied UNTIL he saw...

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Cooper's Legacy - We can Change by Changing Patterns

Nov 15, 2020

As most of you might know by now, we lost my Heart Pony Mini Cooper.

Having experienced so much loss over the last several years, over and over again, I was honestly barely able to cope - and hence you haven't heard from me in a while.

Today, I want to pay homage to a fierce pony who was ONE OF A KIND...

The other morning, I realized that Cooper - in his very own way - left a HUGE legacy behind... one that we all can learn from.

Listen in and then tell me in the comment sections what your...

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