In this episode I speak with Callie King from CRK Training. Just like so many other trainers I've interviewed on this podcast, Callie wanted to find a better way to do things after the experience she had with a difficult horse.
So today I wanted to first of all, pay tribute to those horses, the ones who are on the frontline of absolutely stubbornly refusing to respond in any positive way to old training methods of domination and negative reinforcement, they are forcing us to make the changes we need within the horse industry to be kinder, more gentle and truly connected to our horses. I'm sending a big thanks and lots of love to those stubborn and apparently unable to be trained horses, and also to the trainer, like Callie who have listened and not given up.
Callie has a wonderful story of how she took the time to learn as much about behaviour as she could, will all different species, to find a better and kinder way to train horses. She found mentors along the way and as a young person, is yet another leader for her generation of teaching humans how we can go deeper with our horses and have the kind of relationship that we have previously only dreamed of.
To connect with Callie and her incredible online learning programs you can go to her website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Callie also has a YouTube Channel so you can join with the tens of thousands of viewers all watching her practical and easy to follow training videos.
To see photos of Callie and her horses, as well as her little dog you can go to the blog on my website www.comealongfortheride.com.au/Callie-King-CRK-Training
This episode was brought to you by EQUITANA Australia. EQUITANA is happening from the 15thto 18thNovember this year in Melbourne.
EQUITANA in conjunction with the Independent Miniature Horse Registry and American Miniature Horse Association are proud to host 'Minitana' - the ultimate showcase of Miniature horses. You can enjoy getting up close with these cuties and watching a number of halter conformation classes as well as classes such as jumping and trail. Don't miss out the 'Miniature High Jump' contest which is always a popular spectacle. The events will be officiated by renowned judge Wayne Hipsley from USA. All classes will have full commentary on placings so will also be an education opportunity for all spectators and exhibitors
It will happen on Saturday from 1.30 to 3.30 in the think fencing arena. You can see this event with your day pass. To get your tickets go to equitana.com.au I hope to see you there. Make sure you say hi if you see me.