Author Archives: admin

Training the Ex-Racehorse

Nothing comes close for excitement to working with an ex-racehorse out in a big Australian paddock .  As a teacher of horsemanship, I travel with my wife Meredith, 3 children and 5 horses to the most amazing places and it … Continue reading

Posted in Shane's Articles | Leave a comment

Even good habits could be bad when riding?

 Have you experienced or heard of the horse that was going along just fine as it usually does and suddenly just went right brained? Want to know why? You would think that a good habit would always be good but … Continue reading

Posted in Shane's Articles | Leave a comment

Cars kill Horsemanship!

I know, what a surprise! The arrival of the car brought the downfall of horses for transport? Well, for most people. But that was just the beginning. With the advent of machines like cars and motorbikes for transport, tractors for … Continue reading

Posted in Shane's Articles | Leave a comment

All Left Feet and No Skills

Have you ever seen the person that just has a natural talent around horses? Have you ever seen the person with no natural talent? Are you this person? Don’t despair – there is hope! Moreover, the person that is going … Continue reading

Posted in Shane's Articles | Leave a comment

Are you using pressure on your horse without realizing ?

 Comfort answers or pressure answers to your horse training; changing the way you think. When you think of how to do a task with your horse, do you think, “How shall I apply pressure and where?” to get the job … Continue reading

Posted in Shane's Articles | Leave a comment

Emotional Trigger

Horses triggering to their instincts, is the main problem people have with not only safety but also getting their horses to perform to their physical best. During the training of horses, we need to teach them how to handle their … Continue reading

Posted in Shane's Articles | 1 Comment

We will be riding the calm horse

 Have you ever looked at the horse you were about to ride and thought that maybe you shouldn’t hop on? If you have been a rider for quite a while, you get to the stage where you can ride pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Shane's Articles | Leave a comment

Release Training Horses

 The Release training method focuses on horse trainers giving to the horse rather than the age old apply pressure methods. We are all horse trainers whether we are conscious of it or not. If we are within influence distance of … Continue reading

Posted in Shane's Articles | 1 Comment

Are you shrinking your horses brain?

 Are you unconsciously shrinking your horse’s brain capacity?  And how can you tell?  How can you get them to actually think with their logical brain rather than just react to their environment or to cues? First up, to really understand … Continue reading

Posted in Shane's Articles | 8 Comments

Principles behind the Ransley Release Method

Your principles drive you but you are governed by your instincts; however, we are human and we have the ability to change our instincts to be compatible with horses! Yes, we can do this but it will take some conscious … Continue reading

Posted in Shane's Articles | 1 Comment