From foaling to finished training, the Herdword philosophy is applied to the management and training of the horse throughout.
The stress-free environment at The New Zealand Centre Of Psychology and Behaviour allows all horses to become settled and comfortable with all practices and procedures.
Free-school groundwork exercises form a vital part in the routine of the working horse and the young horse undergoing formative training or the problem case alike. Unlike lunging, the purpose differs greatly and is not used to remove excess energy, or restrain the horse with apparatus. The Herdword philosophy promotes groundwork that allows the horse to communicate his feelings more freely. In turn, this enables the owner/trainer to assess and adjust his educational requirements throughout so that his development is tailored to suit his individual needs.
Groundwork exercises are based on continuous two-way interaction and when performed meaningfully, engage the horse's interest whilst the leadership role of the owner/trainer is reinforced. The effectiveness of these exercises is due to the appropriate use and correct execution of a system of communication that the horse is able to identify, fully comprehend and to which he is able to respond.
The Herdword philosophy is the fundamental tool essential for complete success with the horse.
Complete management of the horse
Herdword provides a complete approach to the management of the horse that goes far beyond training.
Students are exposed to techniques for injury management and rehabilitation that do not rely on traditional veterinary intervention, allowing a high degree of responsibility for their own horses' welfare.
After-course follow up programme
Every Herdword student qualifies for support following their course. Students may contact Jane at any time, for any kind of assistance with a horse.
Herdword was founded by Jane Taylor-Young. Born and raised in Britain, Jane has trained and assisted countless horses and people in the UK, Canada and New Zealand. Read more about Jane.
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