GROWTH and Fun THROUGH NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP
Relationship building is key to having a happy and safe farm, therefore Natural Horsemanship is a big part of horse training at Spring Brook Farms, as well as developing a person's horsemanship skills to help grow confidence, improve communication, and build relationship skills. Many of the foundational and present masters' work and books including Pat Parelli, John Lyons, Clinton Anderson, Ray Hunt, Mark Rashid, Buck Brannaman and Tom Dorrance to name a few have influenced my growth and philosophies of working with horses and people.
Our activities mainly focus on the groundwork techniques developed and taught by Pat Parelli known as
The Seven Games.
*Natural Horsemanship is a philosophy of working with horses based on the horse's natural instincts and methods of communication, with the understanding that horses do not learn through fear or pain, but rather from pressure and the release of pressure.
These are my teachers. Purchasing all but one of my horses as youngsters forced me to up my game. I trained my first horse in 1999 and in 2005 I went on a search for solutions to some severe behavior problems that a new youngster was experiencing and found Pat Parelli's Natural Horsemanship.Since then I've devoted hundreds of hours gaining the knowledge I needed to develop healthy relationships with my horses by gaining an understanding of their behavior and communication and implementing respectful effective techniques in my training. The results have been fascinating!