Unbridled, LLC in Charleston, SC

Horse-Human Relationship Coaching

Connect more authentically with your horse -  

as well as the other people and animals in your life!

“What’s the difference?”, you might ask. 

Training is similar to teaching.  So, if what you need is simply to teach your horse a new skill or behavior then training is the answer.  Training is about teaching your horse to do new or different things.

On the other hand, if the attitude, eagerness and confidence with which your horse learns new things (and/or performs the things he/she already knows) are not where you’d like them to be… then it’s likely what you have is a relationship problem.
The quality of the relationship you have with your horse is determined by the extent to which you have been able to nurture things like trust, respect and empathy.  How well you communicate with your horse (including how well you listen to his/her feelings in addition to how well you express your own desires) is also a critical factor in the quality of your relationship. 

The important thing to recognize is that if your relationship with your horse is damaged or broken, no amount of training is going to completely solve your problems.

I’ve spent decades learning how to build positive relationships (I prefer to call them friendships!) with my horses.  And as a result I feel happier, more satisfied and safer around them than I ever thought possible. We all also have a lot more fun!  A healthy/positive relationship provides the foundation that can take you and your horse anywhere you want to go – together!

Not sure whether your relationship with your horse is a concern?  Click here to access my free “human-equine relationship assessment” tool.  If your answers to these 16 questions are consistently "always" or "most of the time", congratulations!  You and your horse probably have a mutually rewarding relationship with few training issues.  
But, if your answers consistently fall at the "occasionally" or below level, chances are you often feel dis-satisfied with the relationship you have with your horse. I’d like to help. Initial consultations range from $100 - $250 (depending on distance and specific issues) and include an in-depth phone or email discussion, one on-site visit with you and your horse (or video assessment if you are not local) and a personalized list of recommendations/ideas that could significantly improve the quality of your relationship.  Additional coaching sessions are typically $125 if purchased individually but package rates are also available.

Training Problems vs. Relationship Problems