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Horse Starting/Training

Starting a horse is the most important step in horsemanship, regardless of the age of the horse or the human being.

We begin by interacting spontaneously at liberty. Horses learn how to be in the same space with human beings, how to be approached, to stand for grooming, to behave properly around food, to follow our lead and to work with us without and with a halter and rope. Then we introduce the horse to tack and ground work, where horses learn to accept the contact with lines through a halter and to respond to gait and speed cues and stop upon request.

The purpose of our approach is building a foundation for discipline specific training  and is designed to teach a horse to be under saddle with confidence and without resistance.

Horse retraining

It has been well demonstrated that trained horses, are capable of being extremely successful in many kinds of equestrian disciplines... however their retraining can often be challenging!

My thirty years of experience with Thoroughbreds on and off the track brought me to a new way to approaching horses. It works weather just starting or repurposing a horse, at any time of his life and in any equestrian discipline.

We do not take anything for granted, or just explain it by saying “Horses are horses”. First we work by carefully assessing and fulfilling the physical and psychological needs of each individual horse as it comes to us. Evaluating the kind of activity he did, and he is going to do is an important part of the process, as well as keeping in mind the people he is going to be with. Then we establish a spontaneous dialogue that brings a true connection with the horse's mind as it is, before asking him to learn something new.

We spend the time it takes to teach the people who will be around the horse how to use the same kind of way to communicate, so that when they go home they would feel connected as well. From this point the horse and his human partners are ready to take the challenge to relate to each other and enter the equestrian world with a solid support. At times, this kind of relationship allows them to take challenges that we would not imagine being possible even with good traditional training. 


Human Horse Sensing is dedicated to helping people who want to communicate with horses and  interact with them in a way that horses naturally understand because they are social animals.  We offer online and onsite courses through a variety of programs designed to meet the different needs of people and horses. For a detailed description of our courses consult the “What we offer"  page on this site.

Sales consulting 

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When time comes to buy a horse the question is always  "how to choose the right horse?" We can help you in revealing the true personality of your horse by assessing him through our protocol of evaluation, in a single session. It is an amazing experience that will allow you to have a feel for what the horse’s personality is, and will help you find your best equine partner.   

Sale pictures and videos

Selling a horse is easier when a possible buyer has access to good pictures and videos. We can help you by working with your horse at liberty,  giving the photographer, or videographer the chance to take great shots of a horse that fully expresses his personality and is moving in a fashion that he could only reach when free. Contact us to set up a session.


© Alessandra Deerinck 2018