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Welcome!

 See our currently offered courses, what's in the works, as well as some examples of previous courses (because if you want them again we'll work to make that happen!) 

 

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Available Webinars -If the Live Date has passed Recordings are available 

Let's Talk Webinar Series 

HEART is a collective - that means we work together to maximize opportunities for all of us. The presenters and instructors get 100% of the payment students make unless explicitly stated.  The Let's Talk and Let Go series are the 2023 fundraisers to maintain the platforms that the collective can access to make learning and coming together accessible and affordable for you while allowing presenters and instructors to share their wisdom while getting experience and exposure. Each webinar in this series is $10 - so please share your favourites widely!

Our First Let's Talk Webinar was a nose work panel with the talented and well-informed Holly Bushard and Julie Symons. They discussed all kinds of challenges, delights and issues in scent work. 

Our second Let's Talk Webinar runs live Tuesday, August 15th at 8 pm ET and has three amazing, if relatively unknown panellists. Judges, a vet, and experienced dog trainers in a wide variety of sports, their on this fascinating topic are not always aligned! Ayoka Bubar, Linda Randall and Adam Skandarani are excited to share their thoughts on cooperative care, consent, agency and responsibility with each other, and YOU! 

Our third Let's Talk Webinar runs live Wednesday, August 16th at 2 pm ET. The phenomenal Hannah Branigan has developed a brand new presentation designed to help reduce frustration in training (for humans and canines alike!) with upside-down funnels and clean loops. It's going to be great!! 

Let's Talk Webinar Series 

HEART is a collective - that means we work together to maximize opportunities for all of us. The presenters and instructors get 100% of the payment students make unless explicitly stated.  The Let's Talk and Let Go series are the 2023 fundraisers to maintain the platforms that the collective can access to make learning and coming together accessible and affordable for you while allowing presenters and instructors to share their wisdom while getting experience and exposure. Each webinar in this series is $10 - so please share your favourites widely!

Our First Let's Talk Webinar was a nose work panel with the talented and well-informed Holly Bushard and Julie Symons. They discussed all kinds of challenges, delights and issues in scent work. 

Our second Let's Talk Webinar ran live Tuesday, August 15th at 8 pm ET and has three amazing, if relatively unknown panellists. Judges, a vet, and experienced dog trainers in a wide variety of sports, their on this fascinating topic are not always aligned! Ayoka Bubar, Linda Randall and Adam Skandarani are excited to share their thoughts on cooperative care, consent, agency and responsibility with each other, and YOU! 

Our third Let's Talk Webinar ran live Wednesday, August 16th at 2 pm ET. The phenomenal Hannah Branigan has developed a brand new presentation designed to help reduce frustration in training (for humans and canines alike!) with upside-down funnels and clean loops. It's going to be great!! 

Let Go Webinar Series 

Join Andrea Harrison in this informative and thought-provoking webinar to look at how to let go of disappointment and get going again!

Always Available Courses - Open Enrollment

FREE: Grief, Loss and Support

Grief and loss are all around us. Losing someone, of any species,  we love can start a tailspin of despair or simply leave us feeling blank and alone. This offering looks at grief through theory,  frameworks and support for you on this very difficult journey.  Enrollment is free and it is set up quite differently to our classes but if you need support and want to learn more about grief please join us. 

The Gratitude Project 2.0

Gratitude Matters delivers a daily email reminder to stop and reflect on gratitude for just a moment each day for 365 days.  Horses are wonderful but they are fragile, expensive and heartbreaking at times. Working from a grateful space can be life-altering. Join us and discover how! The arrival of the email in your box is random and the message is as well. Each email is unique. Along with the email is attached information about gratitude practices, ideas for making gratitude in your life easier and more meaningful. We keep the price point low because we are grateful you are in our lives!  When the course ends you will get a link to the next year to continue!

Coming Soon! Winter of 2024

Something new - and SO important! 

The Joy of Teaching Animal Sports! 

Teaching isn't always easy - work together with instructors from the equine and canine world to be the best instructor possible. This course explores the elements that make a class great! Teaching, planning, organization, space and cohesion as well as the relationship to students and their animal companions are all explored. Samples, checklists and feedback are embedded throughout the course. If you have taught animal sports before, if you have never taught animal sports - your program and understanding of pedagogy will grow and expand, which benefits both you, your students and their animal partners. Learn how to be the best, most effective teacher possible!

Some of  Our Previously Run Courses

(if you know you want to take one let us know, we keep a waiting list!)

Drawn to Horses

Have you always wanted to draw horses?  To create a portrait of your favorite individual horse? Or just express your feelings for all “divine equine”?  This course is a place where you can enjoy your own progress and the process of learning and creating. Whether your preferred style is more “old masters” or “modern pop doodle”, we will have some fun exploring the art of horses. Tap into your creativity! And Yes! YOU can create art! 

Getting Your Pasture Puff Back to Work

In this course expect to set goals, and work positively, yet certainly to achieve them. Perhaps your goal is to teach/learn better manners on the ground, build a positive relationship, establish better fitness / partnership, or simply just get up and riding again?  This course will help you set, work toward, and achieve those goals.

The Best Barn Dog

Because every farm needs a dog! This class will help you help your dog be the best barn/farm partner possible. No matter what stage of training, age, breed or size, you will learn practical training strategies to implement
with your dog. Weekly training goals and feedback on your video sessions and questions is provided in a collaborative and supportive way. Topics will include: recalls (come), leash walking, manners when
greeting people and animals, learning to get out, and stay out of the way, how to introduce dogs to livestock,
and other management tips. 

If you have a great idea for a course or webinar please please let us know!!

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