The Willing Equine
Are you ready to develop a willing
partnership with your horse
but don’t know where to start?
Do you want to know how to find
with positive reinforcement training?
Have you searched for a program that provides
support as well as a robust community
of like-minded equestrians?
The TWE Academy offers community, education, and support on a private online platform. Highly informative and supportive, the Academy focuses on empowering each individual with thorough educational content, personalized feedback, and support beyond the training.
In the Academy, equestrians, equine enthusiasts, and horse lovers of all disciplines and experience levels have the opportunity to engage in both group and individual learning with personalized feedback from Adele and TWE coaches!
are passionate about having a relationship with your horse based on cooperation and trust
want to learn more about your horse's behavior both in and out of the arena
are excited about fostering positive interactions with your horse through reward based training
want to grow as equestrian and learn about the human side of horse training
want to connect with others over your shared love of caring for and training horses
...then the TWE Academy is for you!
Here are just some of the many benefits of the Academy
Exclusive how-to training videos and content. With an ever growing library of resources, educational articles, interviews with outside professionals, how to videos, advanced topic discussions, and courses.. the opportunities for continuing your education are endless!
Beyond the training conversations and resources. It doesn't just stop at the training here! TWE is an advocate for a whole horse approach. Effective and ethical training can only happen if our horses are happy and healthy, so we spend a good amount of time discussing topics all around this!
Live Q&As, small group workshops, and monthly virtual meetups! Have questions? Want to more deeply connect with other like minded equestrians? Join us for live get togethers!
Community and support. Feeling a little isolated? Maybe you feel a little like an outcast at your barn now that you train differently, or you have your own place and are missing the social aspect of boarding/showing. As a TWE Academy Member you don't have to be alone in your horsemanship journey!
Virtual coaching, training feedback, and more! As a TWE Academy member you'll have access to exclusive services. Between being able to schedule live (in real time) virtual coaching with Adele, being able to sign up for video reviews monthly, and sharing videos for feedback any time in the group, you'll never be without support in your training!
Maximize your learning and minimize distractions with the TWE Academy's totally private, ad-free social networking platform that you can access from your phone or computer, with an app or through the web browser.
Plus so much more!
What Others Are Saying:
The Willing Equine student membership group has made such a great impact in my positive reinforcement journey with my horse! I love being surrounded by such a supportive group of like-minded individuals. I am able to ask questions, share videos, and receive support and feedback to become the best horse-person I can be. The membership group does not only offer training support - there are group discussions about the holistic approaches to caring for our horses, including supplements, enrichment activities and hoof care. I am so grateful to have the constant support of The Willing Equine student membership group!
— Jen K., TWE Academy Member
The Willing Equine
Enrollment opens in September 2021
Jump on the First -To-Know List!
The Willing Equine’s Foundation Course offers a unique, in-depth introduction to training your horse with positive reinforcement. In this comprehensive three month program you will be immersed in Adele’s process of introducing clicker training to any horse, and you will learn how to create a foundation of communication with your own horse that will set you both up for a lifetime of success. Highly informative and supportive, the Foundation Course focuses on empowering each individual with thorough educational content and personalized feedback that prepares participants to continue to reach new achievements in their training well after the course has ended.
During this course you will learn how to:
Train for success: Avoid frustration for both you and your horse, create emotional balance, smooth mechanics, clear communication, and develop precise and flawless cues.
Balance the art and science of horse training: Learn how to apply the science, personalize training to your individual horse, increase creativity and enjoyment during sessions, and recognize when it's time to try something different.
Develop A Willing Partnership: Create a positive association with training for your horse by setting up your training environment for success, managing expectations, and recognizing discomfort and confusion.
You will also learn how to teach the following behaviors from start to completion... and discover how to apply your knowledge of these behaviors to achieve your horse training goals and dreams!
Following A Target
Twelve hours of personal, real life training footage combined with discussion groups, Q&A’s, workbook exercises, and online coaching replicate an intimate, unedited training environment. In the Foundation Course, participants will feel as if they are standing arena-side as they watch the step by step introduction of positive reinforcement to a novice horse. Between training sessions, recorded discussions invite participants to dive deeper into key topics and concepts.
The course begins with an introduction to the five F's of horse keeping and a look at laying a solid foundation for effective and ethical training practices.
From here the course goes on to explore the theory, science, and application of positive reinforcement training. You will be introduced to Adele's two core concepts and her five foundation behaviors. These five foundation behaviors will provide you with the necessary tools to accomplish training almost anything from new behaviors to problem solving undesirable and dangerous behaviors.
By starting with these five behaviors, you and your horse will strengthen your communication and build a behavior repertoire that will allow you to apply the teachings of the course to reach all of your training goals.
The TWE Foundation Course includes: 12 hours of training videos, three live online group Q&A sessions, access to a dedicated online community group for course participants, and direct, personalized coaching with Adele.
The next course begins on October 1st 2021 and course materials are available up to 6 months from the start date. Enrollment begins early September 2021.
Following the completion of the course participants will receive an exclusive invitation to join the TWE Academy monthly membership.
When you add your email and name to the first-to-know list you will receive an email confirming. Check your spam.
Open enrollment for each course usually begins a few weeks prior to the start date of the course. If you're on the first-to-know list you will receive an invitation one week prior to that.
Courses have limited spots available, once a course fills up a wait-list will begin for the next sessions
Signing up during enrollment will re-direct you to the course platform where you will be prompted to create a login and then purchase the course.
Your registration is not complete until you have purchased the course in full.
Following the completion of the course you will receive an exclusive invitation to join the TWE Academy for on-going community and learning!
If you have any questions please contact us at
TheFoundation Course & Academy FAQ
The Foundation Course
I'm excited to join the Foundation Course! When does the next session start?
How long will it take me to complete the Foundation Course?
When you enroll in the Foundation Course, you will spend three months learning, training, and sharing with your fellow course participants! Most members finish the course within the three months. However, once your course session ends, you’ll have access to the course materials for an additional three months. That’s six months total access to the 12 hours of training videos and articles that make up the course!
For course participants who go on to enroll in the TWE Academy, the Foundation Course is available for as long as you maintain your membership.
How much does it cost?
Early bird pricing for the Foundation Course is just $349.99! Be sure to get on the waitlist to access the course at this rate. After early bird enrollment closes, the course is $399.99.*
*Prices subject to change at anytime
*Unfortunately we do not have finanicing options available at this time
What's included with the Foundation Course?
12 hours of real-life training footage, educational articles, live Q&A’s with Adele, personalized online coaching, an exclusive course workbook to take notes and track your progress, AND access to the online Foundation Course community group… there is just SO much to love in the Foundation Course!
How much time should I plan on spending on the course?
With so much to learn from the Foundation Course, we recommend that students plan on spending 2 to 3 hours a week on material review (watching and re-watching training videos and reading articles) and at least 2 hours a week on applying the course material in training sessions with your horse.
Short on time? Don’t worry! You will still get plenty out of the course even with less of a time commitment. Take things at your own pace, and put as little – or as much! – time as you like into working through the materials and practicing training. With 6 months access to the Foundation Course, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the learning experience.
Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?
Yes! Course participants who complete all the materials, submit videos for each review month, and complete the exit quiz and survey will be sent an e-certificate and website banner.
I don't have a horse to train with. Can I still take the course?
Absolutely! Even without a horse to train with there is still so much to learn from the Foundation Course. If you can find a friend's horse, or a horse at a rescue to work with that's best, but you can work through the course without a horse (you just won't have the hands-on practice), or you could practice with a similar species such as a goat or donkey!
What if the course doesn't work for me and my horse? What's your refund policy?
We’re confident that with an open mind and dedicated time to learning and practice, you will love how the Foundation Course improves your relationship and communication with your horse! However, we do understand that sometimes things come up that keep students from getting the most from their learning experience. For this reason, we have provided a full six months for students to work through the course materials, and life time access with a membership.
We want you to be 100% satisfied with your experience. If you’re unhappy with your results after you have graduated from The Foundation Course (by completing every lesson, submitting videos for review at least twice, and engaging during live Q&As), simply email us at email@example.com within 1 year of your enrollment date and we will issue a full refund.
I still use other forms of horsemanship and training with my horse, compete, etc. Should I still sign up?
Absolutely! The lessons in the Foundation Course can apply to all your horsemanship goals no matter where you are on your journey with positive reinforcement. However we do encourage students to separate the time they spend with their horses applying training from the course from other training pursuits in the beginning. We address this further in the beginning of the course and we are available to discuss this further with course participants.
I've already learned a lot about training horses with positive reinforcement. Will I still benefit from this course?
"Advanced Training is Just the Basics Done Well" - Ken Ramirez
The Foundation Course is a great resource for both those who have already spent time learning about and training with positive reinforcement and for those completely new to positive reinforcement focused training. We have had many participants that have been training with positive reinforcement for years who take away new information from The Foundation Course.
My horse is really aggressive and pushy around food, can I still learn to train with positive reinforcement?
Absolutely! We will walk you through the process of introducing food reinforcers to any and every horse, even ones who act in an undesirable way around food. We will also introduce you to other ways to use positive reinforcement that don't utilize food.
Every horse can be trained with positive reinforcement, but some tweaking of the way and the kind of food may be needed. For this reason, the personalized interactive part of the course is really important! We will be there every step of the way to assist.
What should I expect when I sign up?
I know how exciting it can be to take a leap and make a big investment. Nothing is worse than taking that leap and then hearing crickets. So here's what happens immediately after you sign up for The Willing Equine Academy.
How do I join the TWE Academy?
Are you ready to continue your journey with R+ and learn and grow with a community of supportive positive reinforcement training enthusiasts? Once you complete all lessons in the Foundation Course you will receive an invitation to join the TWE Academy!
In the membership you will enjoy ongoing learning with exclusive videos, online discussions and educational articles, monthly live Q&A’s, discounts and special offers on TWE courses and services, access to live virtual lesson services, and more!
What is the cost of the Academy?
Your first month with the Academy is free as a graduate of the TWE Foundation Course! After that, the TWE Academy is a monthly membership subscription of 35.99$ a month (USD).
Can I cancel my membership?
Absolutely. There is no comitment to continue with the Academy. You're charged on a monthly basis, and if you wish you cancel you can do so at any time, no questions asked.
What if I need to take a break or can't join the Academy right away?
If you've graduated the Foundation Course you're welcome to join the Academy at any time. If you need to take a break, you're welcome to return when the time is right for you!
What graduates of the Foundation Course are saying:
This course is everything you need to get started or sharpen your skill! I would recommend this course to everyone. It was so packed with useful information. My horse and I both learned so much. Adele is such an amazing teacher. She goes out of her way to help you, provide you with the information you need, and give you thought out feedback. The community within this course was very helpful and supportive, as well. Hands down, this course was AMAZING!
- Megan Y.