Raising the Standards

Want to learn the 'what, why & how' of good groundwork training?

The Standardbred Groundwork Workshop will teach you exercises to create a happy, relaxed, respectful relationship with your standardbred and set your horse up for success under saddle.

Strength . Suppleness . Confidence . Communication . Connection

  • Strength
  • Suppleness
  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Connection

The Standardbred Groundwork Workshop is prefect for you, if you can relate to any of the following...

  • Feeling disconnected from your standardbred and wishing you had a stronger bond with your horse
  • Being embarrassed to admit that you don’t know how to do groundwork.
  • Not knowing what to do when your horse misbehaves or can’t execute a skill 
  • Wishing your horse was more responsive to your cues 
  • Your horse’s spooky and nervous behaviour makes groundwork stressful 
  • Not fully trusting your standardbred and worrying about getting hurt when you handle them
  • Feeling bored doing the same couple of groundwork exercises you know over and over again 
  • Feeling frustrated that your standardbred cannot perform some riding skills, like canter 
  • Wanting to improve your standardbred’s skills under saddle, but not being a confident, strong or experienced rider (yet!)

The Standardbred Ground work Workshop has been created to solve common problems shared by many standardbred owners...

you are not alone in your struggles!

The Standardbred Groundwork Workshop is organised into 4 weeks of structured learning. 

Students gain access to a new module of learning each week, dripped out across an entire month. 

This step- by-step structure is designed to reduce overwhelm.

It also allows you to work through the content at your own pace (pun intended) and to know exactly what you learned last time and which topic to look at next.

You will have ongoing access to the course content and there is no expiry.

Week 1

  • Building trust
  • Bonding
  • Creating good communication
  • Developing a strong connection
  • Self-assessment: a look at where you’re at today
  • Goal-setting
Includes 7 lectures, with video tutorials, downloadable work sheets & practical activities

Week 2

  • Preparing your horse for a new role
  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Suppleness
  • Fitness

Includes 4 lectures, with video tutorials and extensive practical activities to try at home

Week 3

  • Ex-racehorse behaviour
  • Troubleshooting common issues
  • In-hand training
  • Respect & responsiveness
  • Good lunging principles
  • Reactivity and de-sensitisation

Includes 8 lectures, with detailed video tutorials and practical activities

Week 4

  • Rhythm and verbals
  • Stride length & adjustability
  • Riding from the ground
  • Improving canter through groundwork
  • Suppleness
  • Fitness
Includes 6 lectures, with video tutorials, practical activities and downloadable worksheets



The Standardbred Groundwork Workshop costs just $29.

This includes 4 weeks of structured content (25 modules), with unlimited access.

You will also be given a voucher to access your first month in our Online Standardbred Club for free

(also valued at $29)..

You will get instant access to a wealth of learning content and invited into our global member community.


The Standardbred Groundwork Workshop has been designed to be user-friendly.

When you enrol in the Standardbred Groundwork Workshop you’ll create an account on our student portal.
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 & never lose your place, nor feel overwhelmed. 

The Standardbred Groundwork Workshop content lives in our student portal for you to access any time in the future (you’ll have ongoing access).

The Standardbred Groundwork Workshop is designed to suit busy lifestyles.

We get it; life really is crazy busy!

And for some of us, we have to squeeze horse time into an already bursting schedule.

The Standardbred Groundwork Workshop learning content is set 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 the program fit 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 groundwork training 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!)

Got questions?

Simply send us an email and we’ll be happy to help!

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