In order for the enrichment activities you provide for your horse to be effective, these activities must be designed to provide behavioral choices that give your horse a sense of control over its environment. Ideally, enrichment activities will also expand opportunities for your horse to respond/react/live in a manner similar to its wild counterparts. If we simply attempt to introduce random activities or toys, without a larger understanding of how/why they can help, we risk inadvertently creating greater stress in our horse’s life. Why? Because a horse is a horse, of course! This means horses are happiest when they have the freedom to express normal equine behaviors, not when they are asked to accommodate our ideas. Horses also tend to be afraid of new things and can easily become stressed by changes if they don't feel they have control over the proximity, duration or intensity of a newly introduced activity, idea or toy.
An Equine Enrichment Consultation may be perfect for you if:
How it works:
The first step is to complete Kim's FREE online questionnaire. Just click the button below and you will be taken directly to the questionnaire.
Once Kim receives your completed questionnaire, she will schedule a FREE 30-minute phone call to answer any questions you may have and to confirm that you and your horse are good candidates for her Equine Enrichment Consultation services. If so, you will have the opportunity to purchase the Introductory Consultation Package for $150.
Kim's Equine Enrichment Consultations are based on the IAABC-approved course taught by Tara Gifford of Ohio Animal Training, LLC. Her goal is to help you understand the degree to which your horse may be struggling to cope with the challenges of its daily living environment, why, and what types of enrichment activities are most likely to help make his/her life less stressful. Kim will guide you in learning how to identify and introduce fun and simple opportunities, catered to YOUR horse’s specific situation, that will allow him greater freedom to participate in self-guided species-appropriate behaviors.
Cultivating Happier Horses in Domestic Settings
Why Kim is uniquely qualified to help you and your horse:
Introductory Price of $150