Your most valuable training tool

Everyone looks for a magic fix to ‘cure’ their horse problems.

Plenty of people will sell you a ‘magic’ halter, stick, lead rope, bit or some other contraption.

None of them will really help.

No contraption ever invented will teach your horse to be relaxed, confident and ready to learn.

I’m going to tell you about the most valuable training tool available in the world or any other large  place.

It’s free and I’m going to reveal it at no cost.


It’s as simple as rubbing your  horse’s head.

Yes, give him a rub and show  him that it’s always easy  and pleasant to be with you.

Your horse will learn that whenever he brings his head to you, it will be a pleasant  experience.

He’ll learn that when his head is with you, he can ‘switch off’ and relax.

He’ll learn that nothing bad happens when he has his head with you.

Horses soon learn to enjoy having  their head rubbed.

I do it with every horse for their entire life.

It  doesn’t matter if he’s a few days old or twenty years old.

If you can’t  rub a horse’s head, neck and around his ears, he isn’t totally relaxed and confident.

Whether I’m catching a horse for the first time, starting him under saddle or re-training him, my first step is to go to the horse, rub his head and show him it’s easy and pleasant to be with me.

It’s  pointless to try and lead a horse, handle his legs, tie him up, saddle him, ride him or do anything else if he’s frightened.

Confidence and relaxation are the keys to teaching your horse, no matter his age or  stage of training.

Take time to rub your horse’s head, neck and around his ears every time you’re with him.

You can’t overdo it, so there’s nothing to lose and absolutely everything to gain.

Whether you’re an experienced horse-person, or just starting out, my Fear-free Fundamentals Online Clinic will help you and your horse.


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The ultimate guide to training and understanding your horse – using co-operation and trust.

Step-by-step instruction for everything you’ve ever dreamed of being able to do with your horse

Over 300 colour photographs across 224 in-depth pages

Comprehensive guidance on leg handling, trailer loading, riding and leading problems

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A step-by-step approach to change your horse's attitude from confrontation to co-operation without fear, fight or force.

19 video based lessons

Over 6 hours of training

Unlimited streaming access

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Starting a Horse Under Saddle Online Clinic

See how every horse should be started under saddle. No chasing, no bucking no fighting.

16 video based lessons

Over 7 hours of video training

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If you breed a foal, it’s your responsibility to take care of him from day one.

14 video based lessons

Over 6 hours of training

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