The Willing Equine

The Willing Equine

www.thewillingequine.com
Welcome to the official The Willing Equine podcast! A podcast dedicated to improving the horse/human relationship, encouraging science based and ethically minded horse training, and a species appropriate way of keeping horses. www.TheWillingEquine.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thewillingequine/support


21 // Responsible Horse Ownership
Nov 19 • 31 min
Let’s be real, horse ownership isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. In fact, there’s a LOT of responsibility and stress that goes along with caring for these beings we love so much. In this episode I answer a listener’s question about being responsible for…
20 // Fitness and Easy Keepers
Nov 6 • 40 min
It’s a question I get a lot… How do I work safely with food rewards with a horse prone to founder, gaining weight, or that really needs to get into shape but has zero motivation to do so. Well… Here you go! This episode is all about how I help horses stay…
19 // Resilient R+ Horses
Oct 23 • 53 min
Let’s talk about stress. Let’s talk about “negative” and “positive” stress. Let’s talk about chronic and acute stress. Let’s talk about how it impacts training, and whether or not training with positive reinforcement creates less resilient horses. In this…
18 // It’s Not A Training Issue
Sep 19 • 34 min
Story time! This episode is the recap of a real life “walk the talk” moment with one of my horses that happened all in a single day. When I’m talking about not using punishment, giving the horse the benefit of the doubt, approaching behavior issues from a…
17 // Horses That Aren’t Your Own
Aug 28 • 34 min
In this episode I answer a listener’s question about how to interact with horses that aren’t your own, in a positive way! I discuss four different ways you can do this, briefly address the idea of respect (not in the way it’s typically talked about 😉),…
16 // Clicker Training For Yourself (and others)
Aug 8 • 46 min
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could clicker train people? I mean, technically.. there’s the science for it and it does work (look up TagTeach), but I don’t think the other horse owners at the barn would take kindly to you clicking and giving them gummy bears…
15 // When There Are No R+ Trainers Nearby
Jul 24 • 32 min
Until recently, horse training has been rather localized. If you wanted to learn how to train a horse, you found a nearby trainer. If you wanted to become a horse trainer, you went to work for a local horse trainer. Unfortunately the number of R+ focused…
14 // Damage Control
Jul 6 • 27 min
“Damage control” AKA what to do when your horse is already over their fear threshold, and losing their mind. can we keep both them and us safe without using punishment? Can we help them return to training without demanding obedience and respect through…
13 // The Horse-Human Bond
Jun 26 • 25 min
Do you have a “bond” with your horse? is riding tackless proof of having a bond with you horse? What if you don’t ride, let alone tack-less, can you still have a bond with your horse? In this episode I discuss my thoughts on this matter! ✦…
12 // Looking For An Equine Companion
Jun 14 • 35 min
Looking for your future equine companion/partner is challenging and stressful. it’s a big decision! Especially if you go into it looking to make a life long commitment. In this episode I discuss some of the ups and downs, what you need to be prepared for,…
11 // They Train Us Too
Jun 7 • 32 min
As much as we want to focus on training our horses, it’s important to remember there are two learners in the relationship with your horse. With every interaction we are learning, as are they. ✦ www.TheWillinhEquine.com ✦ Instagram.com/TheWillingEquine ✦…
10 // What Defines Abuse?
May 29 • 42 min
In this episode I talk with Sara Kalenkiewicz ( @equineapprentice ) about what horse abuse looks like in a wide variety of situations. I know this sounds like a terrible episode, but I think you may find it really interesting and perspective broadening.…
9 // Let Your Horse Teach You
May 14 • 44 min
We talk all the time about how the horse is the greatest teacher…but do we let them teach us? What about when what they need to teach us doesn’t fit our “goals” and dreams? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
8 // An Update
May 8 • 42 min
This episode is a little unique, but I hope you enjoy! Its an update all about what’s been going on with the horses and I at TWE this past month. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
7 // Comparisons
Apr 23 • 32 min
Whether it’s someone on Instagram, or another boarder at the barn, comparing yourself and your horse to others is so easy.. yet so damaging… —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
6 // Prep For Success
Apr 2 • 34 min
What does the quote “By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail.” have to do with horse training? How can we prep for success? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
5 // Labels vs Solutions
Mar 15 • 24 min
Labeling symptoms and trying to fix labels is a fruitless endeavor. It’s short lived patchwork. We need to go straight to the source to find a true solution to the problem. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
4 // Your Horse’s Defender
Mar 1 • 22 min
We can’t be so busy worrying about everyone else’s opinions and feelings that we forget about ourselves or our horses. You are your horse’s one and only voice. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
3 // How To Re-train Yourself
Feb 17 • 28 min
Training or re-training a horse is one thing, “re” training ourselves is a whole new level of challenging. In this episode I discuss the process I use to help my students and myself move past old training practices. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
2 // Relationships and Classical Conditioning
Feb 6 • 23 min
How are relationships made? What is trust built on? In this episode I dive into how your every interaction with your horse lays a foundation for your relationship, and how you can build a positive trusting relationship with your horse. —- This episode is…
1 // A Horse’s Purpose
Feb 2 • 18 min
Does your horse have a purpose? Were they bred to jump or show western pleasure? How does this impact your relationship with your horse? In this episode I break down what your horse knows about it’s life and it’s human given purpose. —- This episode is…
The Willing Equine (Trailer)
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