Karen and Motivational Horsemanship teaches people to teach their own horses. Learn to train successfully and enjoy your horse!
Motivational Horsemanship is a blend of the sciences of the many styles of motivation, the neuroscience of the brain and nervous systems, the psychology or study of the emotional systems, especially those affecting behavior, ethology or study of the natural behavior of horses in their social environment and individually, the biology or physiology and anatomy of the horse. Equally as important, is the ART of balancing the biomechanics and natural movement patterns on the ground and in the saddle.
I use these sciences in my way of training and educating horses, using the latest science about how horses learn, what makes a horse a horse and why horses do what they do . The sciences also guide me to share and teach how to manage and care for horses, allowing you to become your horse's welfare advocate in how they are kept and maintained.
The sciences also help me 'guide' the human on the 'horsemanship piece' of their life journey.
The horse brings the spirituality that allows both to come into that heart-centered place. Then, the real magic begins
My program centers around 'Thought Based Training', resulting in thinking, motivated horses and humans.
It was developed taking the best pieces of my extensive 50+ year training and competition background. Knowledge and experience from classical and natural horsemanship, straightness and biomechanical training, movement and motion science, practical dressage riding, rider biomechanics and, now, positive reinforcement or reward based training. All have their place in my Motivational Horsemanship education program which makes my 'toolbox' extensiv
My passion for learning has led me to seek out answers using the knowledge and experience I have amassed through the various disciplines.
This ability has given my program the flexibility to deal with a wide variety of challenges that I and my clients may encounter. The process is not static but ever changing as new challenges constantly present themselves.
I hope you'll allow me to guide you on the next step of your horsemanship journey, along with your equine partner, to create the ultimate connection.
You may study with me in person at lessons, workshops, clinics and camps and/or virtually, through my "I Love My Horse, BUT..." Video Coaching Program. Many of my current students use this video coaching service between lessons to continue forward progress and fun!
Member of the IAABC
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Karen Jones, creator of Motivational Horsemanship, is a horse lover, a horse owner, a horse behaviorist, a horse advocate, an educator of horses, an educator of humans and an educator of horses and their humans together. She is a passionate learner, researcher and experimenter of the sciences of how horses and humans engage and learn. It has been her life-long pursuit to educate, inspire, and motivate horses and their humans. Now, tackling something outside of her comfort zone, Karen is writing about her horse journeys and what she has learned along the way from the horses she has encountered. Karen brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to her teaching style, partnered with a fresh approach to observing and listening to the horses. She educates, inspires and motivates both horse and human to want and love to learn.
Karen travels to scheduled areas regularly in the US for monthly and bimonthly lesson blocks.
Regularly scheduled 'One on One' time can greatly enhance your learning experience, skills and techniques.
Many of my current students use my video coaching program between regularlessons to make sure they are on the right track and to continue progressing.
They also like the ability to 'experiment' and receive 'rewatchable' and 're-study-able' feedback.
"I Love My Horse, BUT..." Video Coaching Program is a revolutionary way of learning.
This education program is designed exclusively for you to 'help YOU help your horse'. It is a program that teaches you to observe and identify 'behaviors' and help you create strategies to change those behaviors.
It has elements of both heart-centered, science and factual evidence, so it is not a quick 'fix', but an optimal change in your relationship and connection with your horse.
Overwhelmed by Google and the Internet???
Do you wish you had someone to help you find the best solution for a specific problem or behavior for you and your horse? How many of us have gone down that ‘rabbit hole’ of researching one thing and boom, one story and opinion and consequent link leads us to 2 more stories and opinions, and another and another and so on and so on, ad nauseam?
Research can take you in directions which are wildly irrelevant to your original query. It’s easy to get sidetracked when doing research and lose track of time.
Karen has the knowledge, skills and intuition to help you and your horse reach incredible levels of trust and respect to reach levels of performance that radiates the incredible joy both human and horse have. Karen has been guiding me on my journey with my horses since 2007.
Highly recommend! She is an amazing horsewoman and a great teacher! Her methods make perfect sense, and she knows how to explain to each individual depending on their needs. ~Sidney
Karen applies science and feel in her training. She is patient, creative and versatile in how she shares information. Her lessons always make me feel better about myself and my relationships with my horses. ~Kathy
The "I Love My Horse, BUT..."
Horse Behavior Online Course
This course covers the ethology and welfare of the horse, the sciences behind the nervous systems and brain pathways, the emotional systems of both horse and human', and learning theories.
"I Love My Horse, BUT..." will explain why behaviors occur and how we can help shape changes in those behaviors.
The material will be presented through videos, written material, questionnaires and 'before and after' checklists.
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Karen is available in the US for Workshops, Clinics, Camps,
Lessons and Private Retreats with just you and your horse.
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