How To Set Boundaries That Enhance Your Equine Relationships

Setting Equine Boundaries - How to say no in ways that enhance not destroy

How to say yes more often | taught by Ben Hart

Course description

The fact is, the starting place for dealing with most equine behaviour issues is working out how you are going to set boundaries. If you care about your relationship with your equine partner then how you set those boundaries will determine the quality of the relationship you have. 

The thing is, even if you are still struggling with a behaviour issue I want you to feel more confident, safer and enjoy your equine time more. It is sad when people don’t grab these easy and simple solutions and that can transform our equine partnerships. Even if you have already tried some different approaches you can still use what you will learn in this course to transform your relationship. 

You should be more relaxed and enjoying your time together. You can have a better relationship even if you are not a naturally confident person.

Over the 20 years I have been helping people and equines all over the world through workshops, clinic, home visits, books, talks and presentations it has become clear that 90% of people want help setting boundaries. For sure they call it, help with learning, solving problems, dealing with riding issues, biting, kicking, not leading, napping, being fearful or nervous the fact is you are trying to find the best most positive way help your animals learn what works and what doesn’t – AKA setting boundaries. 

If you don’t take these simple steps you will continue to feel unsure about what’s the best thing to do for the best. That lack of clarity will lead to a lack of confidence which creates uncertainty leading to inconsistency as you chop and change between other peoples notions of what's right for you and your horse. That feeling of confusion and discomfort when you interact with your horse, donkey or mule will continue to grow and you will be left with the nagging doubt that your relationship could be so much more. You don’t always want to be playing “what if” and apologising to your horse for confusion while being at the mercy of other peoples beliefs about showing your horse ”who is boss.”

People say “he is testing the boundaries” like it is a bad thing. Testing boundaries is natural. Testing boundaries is how we all learn. However, how you set boundaries with your equine is the choice you make that will determine how well your horse, donkey or mule can learn from you. 

Saying no is often imagined as being negative but it doesn’t have to be. There are positive, enhancing ways to set boundaries

You are a kind, caring person who wants to do the right thing for your equines. I know this because you are brave enough to ask if there is a better way to set these boundaries. You shouldn’t have to use more force, beat or punish your horse, donkey or mule to help them learn how to work with you. Setting safe boundaries should be done in a way that enhances your relationships.


We all have to set boundaries when we work with equines. If you have children they have to have some boundaries. There are boundaries and work and in business. There have to be some negotiable and non-negotiable boundaries. However, how often do you sit down and take the time to work out what your boundaries are what is the best way to set them? You want to enhance any relationships and avoid the conflict that saying  “no” can bring.

I want a learning pathway that fits into your busy life whatever time zone you are in. More than that I want to give you practical tools to apply the learning. This course should be relevant to you, your equine, your environment and importantly to fit with your personal beliefs. This course offers you a way to explore your own beliefs and principles and decide how you want to develop your relationship with your horse, donkey or mule on your terms.

This course will help you to plan ahead of time so you can decide how you want to set boundaries, we can work together to help you decide what right for you, one of the great things about this learning opportunity is that it allows you to remain in control and decide how you want to set boundaries that enhance your relationships

On this course you will learn:

  • Learn the 5 key elements that help you set and create boundaries
  • Understand why the best way to say no is actually by saying yes
  • Completely avoid the conflict created when you set boundaries
  • Discover your personal principles that will protect you from negative influences 
  • Avoid the most common mistake with setting boundaries 
  • Discover the power of developing your yes mindset 
  • Tailor-make the way you work to fit your beliefs and principles
  • Learn how to ask the one question, which changes everything 
  • Understand how to finally solve the most common behaviour problems forever
  • Three questions that help us solve every challenge our equine throws at us

Sign up for this course and change the way you work with equines forever. Small bite-size chunks of learning ensure you can fit this course into your life and a workbook to help you keep track of your learning means, you can do this. 

Just like all my courses, ‘Setting Equine Boundaries’ come with a 100% guarantee – So if you follow the course and it doesn’t help you, then let me know and I will refund your money, no questions asked.

Here what some other course participants have learnt and thought about the course.

" I'm really enjoying the course, great value and certainly making me focus on what I am trying to achieve with my horse. Especially like the structure of the workbook which is making me think of my "issues" in a totally different and positive way, SS. Facebook"

"I am enjoying it no probs paying etc and watched the webinar today - LOVE like minds and if I can say so you make allot of sense and it is fantastic information J.L Facebook"

" Everything, including videos all work well on my phone. Content great, as always from you Ben. Thank you. Looking through workbook right now. J L Facebook" 

I think this was a great course and Ben's philosophy towards training is fantastic and the best for our horses - how to say no - means we need to say yes is a really strong message and one I am sure so many horses and their people will benefit from - once they begin to look for opportunities to say yes - well done Ben and I look forward to more courses from you in the future

Ben Hart
Ben Hart
​IAABC Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant

Ben Hart hates injustice and wasted potential, and he has a mission to help people understand the true nature of equines by using the honesty of the science of behaviour to help both animals and their people unlock their true potential. He firmly believes working with equines doesn't have to be complicated, dangerous or stressful and by helping people to understand the true and amazing behaviour of equines, he wants them to better understand each other to make life better for horses, donkeys and Mules. 

www.hartshorsemanship.com

benhart@hartshorsemanship.com

Reviews (8)

by Fiona Nelson

by Manuel Jorge

how to set boundarys

by Magdalena Ui Threasaigh
thank you Ben.i have found this course very beneficial.it has broken down aspects of my stumbling blocks into understandable pieces of information that i can work with.it is certainly inhancing the quality of my work and live in general.
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by Fiona Nelson

by Manuel Jorge

how to set boundarys

by Magdalena Ui Threasaigh
thank you Ben.i have found this course very beneficial.it has broken down aspects of my stumbling blocks into understandable pieces of information that i can work with.it is certainly inhancing the quality of my work and live in general.

How To Set Boundaries That Enhance Your Equine Relationships

by julie Lannen
I think this was a great course and Bens philosophy towards training is fantastic and the best for our horses - how to say no - means we need to say yes is a really strong message and one I am sure so many horses and their people will benefit from - once they begin to look for opportunities to say yes - well done Ben and I look forward to more courses from you in the future

Thank You Ben Hart!

by kendra wilson
I have only just started the course, but...I read your Clicker Training book and have your Shaping Plan. You have changed my life with horses. I use to train using Natural Horsemanship methods and it began to not feel right. I started searching for better ways and I found you! Thank you for changing my way with horses and thank you for being in the world for our dear horses, donkeys and mules!!!

Great course!

by Francoise Fortoul
I'm getting sick and tired of trainers who fight one another and spend more time bashing their "rivals" by showing their worst videos and misquoting them than actually teaching things. One of the things I love about Ben's attitude in general and this course in particular is how he encourages us to find out where our own path lies and how to walk it... ... not to mention a few technical gems, e.g. the way he addresses unwanted chains of behaviors, an issue that a lot of so-called "positive" trainers tenaciously sweep under the carpet. Well done!

Excellent!

by Robyn Gillies Tabrett
This was an excellent course. It reinforced what I have felt for a long time but not trusted myself to follow because I had been believing the other "shoulds" and "experts". I especially like the concept of principles rather than methods and techniques. The session at the end with the Arab stallion was very good as it demonstrated some of the practical applications of these principles. I will recommend this course to others and will be getting more of your resources. Thank you! Robyn

Yet another excellent training session from Ben

by Clare Hunter
Thank you Ben, this course has some of the best content I have come across. It beautifully explains how to set boundaries in a clear consistent way that still manages to maintain, or even enhance, the horse/ person relationship. No bullying or force, just gentle yet effective boundaries that are easy for the horse to understand. I wish that all horse owners, handlers and professionals could get to experience this course and discover that there is a nice way to say "don't do that, do this instead" to the horse. A nice blend of actual scientific theory supported by practical applications. Thanks Ben from the horses and myself.