The Willing Equine
On this page you can find an ever growing list of resources. We are dedicated to providing easily accessible information for the general public about horse training, behavior, and care. You will find a wide range of information here. Everything from products we recommend, to books to read and podcasts to listen to.
Reaching the Animal Mind
By Karen Pryor
Horses in Company
By Lucy Rees
Don't Shoot the Dog
By Karen Pryor
Humane, Science-Based Horse Training
By Alize Veillard-Muckensturm
Language Signs & Calming Signals of Horses
By Rachaël Draaisma
Recognizing the Horse in Pain II
By Joanna L Robson DVM
Feed Your Horse Like A Horse
By Juliet M. Getty Ph.D.
55 Corrective Exercises for Horses
By Jec Aristotle Ballou
Suffering In Silence
By Jochen Schleese
The Horse's Pain-Free Back & Saddle Fit Book
By Joyce Harman DVM MRCVS
By Hannah Weston and Rachel Bedingfield.
Tug of War: Classical Versus "Modern" Dressage
By Dr. Gord Heuschmann
Equine Behaviour In Mind
By Suzanne Rogers
How 2 Train
By Patricia Barlow-Irick
Knowing Your Horse: A Guide to Equine Learning, Training and Behaviour
By Emma Lethbridge
World Bitless Association
A wonderful organization focussed on improving equine welfare and training, not only through the promotion of bitless riding, but through training focussed on LIMA and the humane hierarchy
The Best Whisper Is A Click
Peggy Hogan‘s website. Lots of help, support, and answers to be found here
Mary Hunter‘s website. A wonderful website with lots of information.
Alexandra Kurland's website. Lots of information including Clicker Basics, a Training Guide, and her blog.
My good friend Jill’s website with links to her fun and informative awesome YouTube channel and other social media account, as well as her blog. A lot of R+ resources
An excellent program to help people get started with clicker training and positive reinforcement
Karen Pryor is a giant in clicker training in the canine world, but she’s worked closely with professionals of all species and has some amazing resources
The Willing Equine is partnered with The Right Horse to help change peoples outlook on adoption and rescue horses
An excellent resource explaining the differences between not only traditional and modern dressage, but also for every day training of every horse discipline!
If you want to know more about integrating healthy traditional riding principles into your horse training, this is the website. Their YouTube channel has been an amazing resource for me
The goals of the IAABC are to standardize and support the practice of animal behavior consulting, to provide quality, evidence-based education and peer and supervising mentoring, and to provide resources for pet owners needing advice. IAABC provides certifications, courses, and memberships
Dr. Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D.'s website. Full of lots of useful information and blog posts, dedicated to improving the quality of life for all learners. Check out her courses as well!
Illis ABC - Animal Behavior Consulting
Karolina Westlund, PhD's website. Check out her blog articles and available courses!
Animal Training Fundamentals
Barbara Heidenreich's website. Lots of great resources to check out here!
Positively Together With Your Horse
R+ Trained Equines for Your Consideration
Clicking and Sharing ~ POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT for Equines and Their People
Thinline EZ Harmony Bitless Noseband Bridle Converter
R+ Training Gear
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4 ft x 8 ft x 2" Gymnastics Mat
Telescoping Flag Poles for Target Sticks
Stress Balls for Target Sticks