Have you got a spooky standardbred?
Is your standardbred nervous and never quite seems to relax?
Are you losing confidence handling your horse, because your standardbred shies or is tense all the time and this makes you feel vulnerable and worried about getting hurt?
Never fear standardbred lover; we’ve got you!
Our Spooky Standardbred Mini Course will teach you how to safely and confidently work through exercises to help your anxious standardbred become more relaxed, less reactive and learn to trust and follow your lead.
You may have heard everyone raving about how lovely and quiet standardbreds are meant to be.
Standardbreds are known to be calm and gentle; the perfect first horse & a great partner to shuttle a beginner around.
For the most part, this is pretty true!
We’ve worked hundreds of standardreds over the years here at Raising the Standards and the majority have been pretty chilled out and easy-going.
But we definitely have come across our fair share of hot, spooky and anxious standardbreds, who have been taken through our specific standardbred de-sensitisation exercises and needed a bit more intensive help to relax.
You start to question why your standardbred is so difficult and whether you’ve got the skills to retrain a standardbred on your own (self-doubt starts to creep in!)
Everyone else seems to have this cruisy standardbred retraining journey and here you are, death-gripping the lead rope and feeling far, far out of your comfort zone.
Soon, even the thought of going out and working with your standardbred creates feelings of anxiety and hesitation.
It just isn’t the fun, soul-filling experience you thought it would be.
The Spooky Standardbred Mini Course will walk you through a whole range of exercises to help you and your standardbred become a connected partnership.
Because trust is a huge factor.
If you don’t fully trust your standardbred & relax around them, they will sense your apprehension and the tense energy will flow back and forth between you.
And when you earn your standardbred’s trust, they will move mountains for you.
Going it alone is really tough; it adds hours and hours of unnecessary trial, error, confusion and frustration into your standardbred retraining journey.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to learn from someone who has been through the process before you?
To take a shortcut on the path to standardbred success!
By learning from experienced standardbred people, you can avoid getting stuck in a rut and all of the exhaustion that comes from having to figure out every little skill and strange standardbred behaviour on your own.
That’s where your friends here at Raising the Standards are ready to lend you a helping hoof.
Topics included in the Spooky Standardbred Mini Course:
• Safety approaches to groundwork and ridden training with a nervous standardbred
• Building a connection with your standardbred
• Establishing mutual trust with your horse
• Groundwork training for standardbreds and de-sensitisation exercises
• Riding a fear response: what to do when your standardbred spooks when riding
• Overshadowing: switching your standardbred’s focus in times of uncertainty
• Preparing for outings with confidence
This retraining course is full of standardbred tutorials; a collection of standardbred training videos and PDF downloadable worksheets.
With over 7 years of experience delivering online standardbred courses to riders from all around the world, we’ve had hundreds of students – normal, everyday riders just like you – enrol in our standardbred programs and find great success following our methods.
Enrol in our spooky and nervous standardbred online mini course for just $29.
You will have unlimited access to work through this program in your own time.
There is no set expiry and you will be able to access the learning content on an ongoing basis.
Never fear; this standardbred retraining course has been designed to be user-friendly.
When you enrol you’ll create an account on our standardbred tutorial website.
Whenever you wish to access learning material, you simply enter your email and password to log in.
Content is organised into lectures, so you can work through modules one at a time and never lose your place, nor feel overwhelmed.
The course content lives in our student portal, for you to access any time in the future.
We’ve had riders ranging from juniors to people in their 70s successfully take our standardbred retraining programs. It’s all laid out in a very simple way.
If at any time you’re having any trouble you can reach out via email and our friendly, responsive team will be happy to help!
We get it; life really is crazy busy!
And for some of us, we have to squeeze horse time into an already bursting schedule.
This is why we’ve set learning content out in a simple way, so you can pick up where you left off last time and go back over interesting lectures.
There’s no set schedule you need to stress about keeping up with. Make retraining your standardbred a process which fits into your life.
You can log into our standardbred tutorial website on any device, which makes learning portable.
You’ll have the flexibility to watch a standardbred retraining video on your phone at the paddock and have a go straight away (it’s like having an instructor in your pocket!)
Or make use of that ‘boot up’ time lying in bed each morning by looking through standardbred training videos (coaching from the comfort of your pillow… ahh, not a bad way to learn!).
Simply send us an email and we’ll be happy to help!