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Learning and Growing

When you know better, you do better. Everyone is in a different place in their horse care journey. I am a completely different horse person than when I was younger and I cringe to think of the things I did to horses during that time. I'm trying to keep in mind that we can only reflect and improve our behavior as new knowledge comes to light. However, it's on us to search out new information. 

Lifelong learning is a foundational component to Ardani Farm. We host trainers, lectures, and other events to seek new perspectives and continually improve our horsemanship. 

 Equine Behavior Consulting

Ardani Farm & Kristen: Your Trusted Partners in Understanding Horse Behavior

We believe in fostering a strong bond between horses and humans built on trust, respect, and understanding. Our mission is to support you in developing a deep connection with your equine partner while promoting their well-being and happiness.

With our Equine Behavior Consulting services, we specialize in utilizing the LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) principles to address behavioral issues and enhance the overall relationship between you and your horse. Our approach is rooted in empathy and compassion for both horse and human, recognizing that each team has unique needs and experiences.

How can we assist you?

  1. Behavior Evaluation: We understand that every behavior has a cause. I will work closely with you to assess your horse's behaviors, considering factors such as their environment, past experiences, and physical health. By identifying the root cause of any issues, we can develop effective strategies to address them.

  2. Relaxation Techniques: Finding relaxation is key to a harmonious relationship with your horse. Through consistent and gentle methods, we'll help your equine companion find peace and comfort with common husbandry tasks, leading to a more enjoyable and stress-free partnership.

  3. Environmental Assessment: The environment plays a significant role in influencing horse behavior. We'll conduct a thorough evaluation of your horse's living conditions, including their stabling, turnout area, and social interactions. By creating an optimal environment tailored to your horse's needs, we can promote positive behaviors and emotional well-being.

  4. Connection Building: At Ardani Farm, we prioritize the development of a strong bond between you and your horse. We'll provide guidance on effective communication, mutual trust-building exercises, and positive reinforcement techniques to deepen your connection and enhance mutual understanding.

Whether you're facing behavioral challenges or simply seeking to strengthen your relationship with your horse, Kristen is here to support you every step of the way. Our consulting services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client and their equine partner, ensuring a personalized approach and lasting results.

Experience the joy of a harmonious relationship with your horse. If you want to expand your positive reinforcement training knowledge, but aren't already a horse guardian, we offer lessons at our farm.  Contact us today to learn more about our Equine Behavior Consulting services and take the first step towards a deeper connection filled with trust, respect, and mutual understanding.

  • Ardani R+ Training Club

    15$
    Every month
    Join our Online Community to Share Videos, lesson plans, challenges and get support.
     
    • Monthly Challenges
    • Personal Coaching
    • Community Support
    • Discounts on Classes
  • Equine Behavior Consultation Pckg 4

    200$
     
    We will review and create a plan to modify your horse's behavior.
    Valid for 12 months
    • Includes 4 farm visits and support.

Other Resources

Humble Hoof
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The Humble Hoof – Alicia Harlov is a barefoot trimmer and natural hoofcare provider 

Equiculture
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Just as importantly, traditional horsekeeping was developed for humans not horses and can be detrimental to their mental health and wellbeing. It is time to to look at a more natural way of doing things.

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Whole Horse Podcast is a very fun (and geeky!) listen with amazing guests like Elsa Sinclair, Laura Bird, Lucie Klaassen, Sarah Schlote, Heather Nelson and Josh Nichol. 

MiMer Centre
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MiMer Centre is an international non-profit organization dedicated to research and education in all fields of equine-human interaction.

Evolving Equestrian
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The Evolving Equestrian also seeks to help horse owners by sharing information about equine care and husbandry, because we believe training is only one dimension. We hope to continue evolving and invite you to do the same with us!

Dr. Kellon
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The owner of Equine Nutritional Solutions, a nutritional consulting firm which also hosts 16 online courses on nutrition and horse care.

The Ideal Connection
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Increasing your awareness for how horses relate in a herd as well as developing your own awareness of controlling your energy through time and space. 

Do you have a suggestion of a great resource we should follow? Please let me know!

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