Latest Testimonial"Lauren, WOW and Thank You! I have never learned so much in such an enjoyable way? I'm looking forward to using all these fabulous tools you have given me to build a happy partnership with Red and Playboy. OMG four days with you and we accomplished so much! You are a gifted horsewoman, of course, but also a gifted teacher. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and also helping me stay light-hearted and have fun with my horses. I look forward to working with you again in the warm weather!" -- Billie
Lauren Woodard • [email protected] • (480) 951-1546
Exceptional Horse Training, Horsemanship and Riding Instruction
Are you training your horse? Or is your horse training you?
If you get the same training as everyone else, you'll be just like everyone else. If you think maybe you're a bit (or a lot) different--this is the place for you.
In general, I'm not doing things radically differently than what many others do, but I strive to be conscious of every detail in the training of both horse and rider. And I'm extremely resolute on two aspects of everything: only the best quality skills and I adhere to exacting standards of precision. Attention to both makes the difference between average and exceptional in horses and horsemanship.
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Are you a 'gonna be' or a 'wanna be' horse person?
Understanding and studying the concepts and strategies here on the Exceptional Horsemanship website can help you get ahead in your horsemanship. You can have your horse visit for some one-to-one help and you too can get all the help you want one-to-one.
Lauren’s Horse Musings, the training blog, is where you’ll get proven exercises, concepts, ways to think and what to watch for that you can use RIGHT NOW in your daily horsemanship. Some posts are about strategies and movements, others are about persuasion. Use any of them to get more of what you want.”
Superficial friendliness helps you sell vacuum cleaners and win elections, but only with clarity, righteousness, and genuine, relevant empathy can you win the soul of a horse."
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling
What do you really want? What matters to you?
...starts about 50 feet away from your horse as you approach and ends after you’re walking away. Change is dramatic in both horse and rider when concepts are introduced that make sense but are not normally taught to people. Horsemanship doesn't start when you're already tacked up and mounted in the center of the arena.
Horses already know these concepts, and are keenly aware that people don’t have this savvy.
These are part of the myth that the person is in control. It's accepted as "that's the way horses are". A myth. It's the way disrespectful horses are. Learn to be an influencer! Learn to be good enough to get your horse to want to do what you want.
This site is about You and Your Horse. How You can get the best out of the relationship by thinking differently. Anyone can change a bit orsaddle. That's easy, but changing your thinking?... HUGE!
The time to have the map is before you enter the woods. But, the map is not the territory!
It takes a different perspective. Steve Jobs said, “You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
How Comfortable are you on your Horse?
Are you getting the results you desire? Wishing "If we could just..."?
Is your best friend getting more out of their horse than you are with yours?
Picture your horse doing exactly what you ask with a kind eye and willing attitude! Tired of using "That's just the way horses are" to explain away behaviors you'd prefer your horse didn't exhibit? Do something about it! Learn how to influence your horse's gray matter so it's an exceptional time for you when you're with him.
Would YOU like to be... Mostly like NO ONE else?
Both the facts and the motivation are directly in your hands. It's up to you to aim your horsemanship toward Exceptional, using all the tools, knowledge and skills you can gain with my help, to do so.
Check out "Lauren's Horse Musings" AKA: the blog, for tons of training info you can use Right NOW!
The newsletter only comes out on the 1st of the month. To keep up to date plus lots of videos that I plug in there, check out my fb page at fb.com/exceptionalhorsemanship. Let's get you Exceptional!
Rogues, renegades, spooks and knuckleheads a specialty and a privilege.
"There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling." -- John Gardner
Exceptional Horsemanship - Where horses hope their people go.