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“A modern, common sense approach to traditional Australian methods based on a practical application of horse psychology that aims to create a balance for both horse and rider.”
“Anyone who would like to implement the foundations of good horsemanship should learn from Australian Horsemanship” Tracey Lovett
All of Jason’s training programs revolve around his MO:RE4 process:
In practical terms, this process is closely related to the concept of ‘making the right thing easy and the wrong thing hard’ and ‘pressure – release’. However, by considering the definitions of these words; Pressure is ‘the exertion of force against a thing; influence or persuasion of an oppressive kind’ To Motivate is ‘to stimulate the interest of; to inspire’ (Oxford English Dictionary) … it follows that good teaching is not just about the lessons you give, but the positive and motivational mindset in which you deliver them!
Jason has spent a lot of time building on his experiences and the knowledge of generations of horsemen in his own family and other exceptional horse trainers. All of his work with horses now tends to revolve around these three concepts:
1. Getting a good balance between TRUST and RESPECT in both horse and owner creates an attitude to learn. They are fundamental to your partnership with your horse and future progression and success in your chosen discipline.
*Horses need to be taught acceptance until it becomes a habit
*Horses need work if they are to be reliable
*For the trainer, timing and feel is everything
2. Having the confidence to lead creates a willingness in the horse to follow and try.
*Horses need boundaries and a leader
*Be polite but firm
3. Knowledge is power. The more you learn, the more knowledge you can impart to your horse and the more your partnership will progress and strengthen.
*Horses learn in a building block fashion, each block being linked to the last
*Horses learn from their mistakes/experience
*Understand (watch and feel) how your horse moves, recognising strengths and weaknesses
*Understand how each horse’s disposition affects your approach to its training
*Never stop trying to learn to be a better horseman!