Training and Rehabilitating young / formally abused and traumatised rescue horses

Rescue horses that have been formally abused, starved and badly handled are confused, mistrusting and unwilling to cooperate sometimes resulting in aggressive defensive behaviour problems, they need understanding, rehabilitation and correct training to gain trust and respect for their handler. The training methods we use are based on Communication and Connection. Introducing clearly defined boundaries and consistency in order for the horse to feel more secure, happy and willing to co-operate and work with the trainer. 

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Michelle demonstrating Join up with Jeanie
Melina teaching Noelle to take a bow
Melina freeschooling Noelle and starting to teach her 'spanish walk'
Liberty training cross leg side step, Melina and Noelle
Michelle demonstrating follow up freestlye with Jeanie
Melina Liberty training with Amada
Michelle teaching Debbie correct lunging of a young horse Ebony
Debbie connecting and liberty training with Jeanie
Andrea and Amada reconnecting after one year apart, Amada deeply mistrusts people but has a special connection with Andrea and has not forgotton
Debbie and Melody demonstrating teaching a horse to back and lower head to encourage rounding of the back for correct muscle developement
What can be achieved in 6 months with a rescue horse
Melina and Amada working together, hindquarters engaged, round outline and lovely neck stretch which Amada found difficult before, great progress.
Amada being ridden by Luna for the first time without the help of an attached line, responding and listening to rider