Positive Reinforcement Training

Terra Nova provides support for Positive Reinforcement Training in a safe, welcoming place. We recognize positive training as proven science and humane best-practice for our horses. We provide learning opportunities for both equines and people, with the goal of creating closer connection and communication with our animals, and bringing positive reinforcement into the mainstream of training for equestrian sports.

> See our current schedule of Clinics and Workshops

> What to expect at a Clinic or Workshop

> Learn about our Positive Reinforcement Training approach

Photo by Photo by Evalyn Bemis / @ebemisphoto

Meet the Trainers at Terra Nova

Legendary trainer Shawna Karrasch is a pioneer in using reward-based methods to train horses, while unlocking joy and enthusiasm, and turning “problems” into fun – and horses into willing participants. Dressage and eventing trainer, and barn manager, Gilly Slayter brings her years of coaching and competitive experience to create the perfect combination of positive equestrian pursuits with outstanding boarding care at Terra Nova.

> Meet our trainers, Shawna Karrasch and Gilly Slayter.

> Schedule a one-on-one training session

> What to expect at a Clinic or Workshop

Photo of Shawna (top) by Evalyn Bemis / @ebemisphoto

Terra Nova Philosophy and Facilities

We’re proud to offer world-class training in our newly renovated equestrian facilities in Santa Fe, NM. We believe that effective Positive Reinforcement Training can create happy, polite, confident horses for everyday pleasure and for equestrian competition. Terra Nova Equestrian Training Center is both an exceptional boarding facility and an international center for training for horses and riders, and we welcome you into our community!

> Read about our Positive Reinforcement Training philosophy

> What is PRIORITY TO POSITIVE learning and training?

> Learn about our facilities, boarding and offerings