What people say
“I own a riding school that is committed to the welfare of our horses and we strive to provide ethical riding lessons that the horses will enjoy as much as the riders. Alize visited us to help me with non coercive training methods for ridden work. It is important to me that we work in partnership with our horses as much as possible, as after all, we have chosen this job but they haven't! Alize is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge as much as possible, she is thorough and keen to help. She has a friendly and non judgemental manner and I learned a lot from training with her. We worked with horses both at liberty and ridden and Alize showed me many useful techniques that will help us maximise the welfare of our working horses. ”
From East Devon Riding School
What services do you offer?
We offer a wide range of bespoke services at an affordable price including:
Introductory private lessons and workshops to learning theory and clicker training for beginners
Ground and riding lessons using +R
Assistance with behavioural problems.
Writing services for courses and magazines.
Where do you teach?
Our teaching area for regular training sessions includes South Wales (Cardiff, Newport and Bridgend area) and England (Gloucester and Weston-Super-Mare area). We can, however, offer full-day workshops everywhere in the UK and abroad. Simply contact us if you are interested in hosting.
How much does it cost?
We offer tailored quotes so you get exactly what you and your horse need. We also try to provide a discounted rate for registered equine charities. Contact us using the form on this page for prices. The more information you can provide on initial contact will assist us in giving you a realistic quote.
About our online coaching service
Our online coaching sessions involve a 45 minutes ZOOM call during which we review training videos you filmed prior to the session using the screen sharing feature. In addition to video analysis, you will be able to ask any of your questions live and to discuss what's next in your training. A single session cost £25 and a block of 4 sessions can also be purchased at £80.
In this 2 hours class, you will be introduced to the key techniques involved in teaching ridden behaviours using positive reinforcement and no aversive prompts. Some of the topics discussed include:
A brief reminder of what is operant conditioning and positive reinforcement
A brief reminder of the 7 techniques used in animal training to obtain desired behaviours
Role of classical conditioning in teaching cues in both conventional and +R riding
Differences between aversive pressure and tactile cues
In-depth look at my process of teaching and putting on cues two riding behaviour without resorting to aversives: turning right/left and moving forward.
IMPORTANT: This class is more advanced than our previous online classes that did not require prior knowledge. Please only sign up if you have a working knowledge of operant conditioning and know how to teach some basic behaviours to horses from the ground (such as nose targeting). We recommend participants to have read our book “Humane, science-based horse training” or similar introductory literature.
Online class: Intro to riding with positive reinforcement and no aversives.
Saturday 12th September 2020 at 7 pm (UK time) on ZOOM.
Registrations are now closed.
By signing up for this class you will gain access to:
The online ZOOM class held on the 12th of September at 7 pm (UK time).
Recording of the online class will be available for 20 days, so do not worry if you cannot join the live lesson.
Important payment info: please use your preferred contact address when paying for the class as this is where you will receive login info, handout, PowerPoint etc. Any problem please email for assistance.