Taking a break

Andrew and Relaxed Horsemanship are taking an indefinite break from training and equine services while he concentrates on new business opportunities.

For groundwork and ridden we thoroughly recommend Michelle O’Neill and Cherry Tree Equine

We recommend Georgia Bruce for clicker and general training of horses.

See http://clickertraining.org/ or Click with Horses on Facebook


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Sale of Destiny

Our stallion PIK Your Destiny has been offered up for sale and snapped up quickly by the absolute best of homes. Hard decision but once decided we’re very excited about it… We’ll miss the young fella but everything just fell into place.



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Harmony float loading

Harmony is calmly loading :)

Harmony float loading

Harmony float loading

Harmony is an off-the-track thoroughbred we rescued from Camden sales – she didn’t load then, came home on a truck. Since then we’ve done plenty of groundwork and, of course, plenty of clicker training.

We’ve now sold her but she’s remained on our property and we just love having the chance to still work with her.

Update – Harmony’s new owner sold her on, she’s now happily located in central west NSW.

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new round pen

Can’t wait to get the horses into the new roundpen for some serious ground schooling! Groundwork with respect, agility, clicker training and more! =]


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Tuesday arvo at Dragonfly Park

Just another beautiful afternoon at Dragonfly Park – Destiny wearing my hat, des-hat and the girls  Harmony, Muffy and Possum tucking into their Omega feed (Canberra/Yass region supplier: Hay & Chaff Chariotgirls-eating


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Playing with obstacles at liberty


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Equitana 2012

Huge two Horse Agility and Clicker Training demonstrations at Equitana in Melbourne.

Lots of interest in both as Andrew and local trainer Sefronia put horses through agility obstacles in front of hundreds of interested people.

Follow-up agility, groundwork and clicker clinics now planned for Melbourne and beyond.

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Call it what you want- Clicker training/Natural Horsemanship

A great video and post by Georgia Bates…

So recently I have had a few comments made such as ‘Natural horsemanship and clicker training are stupid…’ ‘not necassary to use treats..’ ‘everyone should just use traditional methods of training…’ etc….. well…. I disagree!

Now I am not saying that the people who have made such comments are doing wrong by their horses for not using natural horsemanship methods, that is not my point, what I am trying to convey is that there are methods which work and have been used for many years as well as methods that have been used for many years that are questionable, but then there are also more modern methods which also work and quite often work better.
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So, you think equestrianism is easy?

so few people actually really understand the true skill it takes to become a rider. So many think that we do just sit there. They don’t realize that equestrian sports are the most dangerous in the world. They don’t realize how one mistake could affect your entire life. My friend wanted to ride one of my horses and she said, “I doubt a fall would even hurt, I fell that off a table once and that didn’t hurt.” If someone tells you that, tell them to sit on top of the car while it goes 30 mph and jump off see if that hurts.

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Flexion with targeting

Using Clicker Training to teach a young horse Laterial Flexion. Starring Angel and Leslie Pavlich author of Clicker Training: Colt Starting the Natural Horse. Get a Copy at www.clickhorse.info from amazon.

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