About Terra Nova

We invite you to learn and explore Positive Reinforcement Training in a safe, welcoming place. As a proven science and humane best-practice for our horses, we offer learning opportunities for both equines and people, with the goal of creating closer connection and communication, and bringing positive reinforcement into the mainstream of training for equestrian sports. Discover new ground at Terra Nova.

> See our current schedule of Clinics and Workshops

> What to expect at a Clinic or Workshop

> Learn about our Positive Reinforcement Training approach

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Our Philosophy

Terra Nova offers world-class training in our equestrian facilities in Santa Fe, NM. We believe that Positive Reinforcement Training can create happy, polite, confident horses for everyday pleasure and for equestrian competition. We honor and respect many different training goals, so that our clients can observe outcomes and make informed training choices at their own pace. We believe our horses (and humans!) are worth the effort.

> Meet our trainers, Shawna Karrasch and Gilly Slayter.

> Priority to Positive (PtP): What does it mean?

> Read our philosophy


Take part in a vibrant, supportive community, both in Santa Fe, NM and internationally. Our online partners and resources allow you to connect and learn, expanding your Positive Reinforcement Training experience in new ways. Join our Facebook group, explore our training partners’ websites, participate in events and sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch with the latest news. We welcome you!

> Read about our Positive Reinforcement Training community

> Check out our Facebook page to keep up with events and news

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