What to expect
Positive Reinforcement Intensive Workshops in 2020
5-Day First Level Intensive Workshops
Terra Nova’s 2020 First Level Intensive Workshops are your opportunity to gain a strong, real-life, foundational learning experience with Positive Reinforcement Training for equines. Our goal is for you to go home feeling clear and confident about the science and how to apply your R+ skills on your own with horses. You’ll experience 5 hours each day of classroom and hands-on horse training in beautiful northern New Mexico. On two evenings we’ll have dinner and discussion time with renowned R+ trainer Shawna Karrasch and eventing and dressage trainer and competitor Gilly Slayter.
Tired of scouring Facebook for answers about how to use Positive Reinforcement training with horses? Confused and discouraged by all the different online voices? Are you a trainer or coach who realizes that the interest and demand for Positive Reinforcement Training far exceeds the supply of qualified professionals available to teach it?
At Terra Nova, we’re here on the ground in the real world—experienced R+ trainers from both the equestrian and marine mammal worlds, with real horses at all levels of experience, addressing all sorts of issues and goals from trailer-loading to jumping, dressage, trail-riding and more.
In a First Level workshop, we’ll teach you how to think like a Positive Reinforcement trainer. You’ll focus on behavioral training concepts and how to apply them safely and practically with equines. You’ll learn one of the most important concepts to grasp as you begin using positive reinforcement within a traditional horse world: How to understand the difference between positive and negative reinforcement.
Who Should Attend a First Level Workshop?
There is no prerequisite to attend a First Level Workshop.
- Trainers and coaches in any equestrian discipline
- Amateur horse owners and riders
- Competition and professional riders and grooms
- Vets, vet tech, farriers and other professional equine handlers
- Equine rescue, therapy or other equine non-profit managers and volunteers