TOTAL CONFIDENCE EXPRESS COURSE

TOTAL CONFIDENCE EXPRESS COURSE

How to overcome your fear and have the relationship you deserve | taught by Ben Hart

Course description

Do you want to enjoy your horse time more, free from the worry and blame you feel from a loss of confidence. Do you want that amazing feeling of being relaxed and calm around your equines. Having that glow of confidence which means you can enjoy your equine partnerships without the constant feeling of “what if this happens” is such liberating sense of achievement. It feels amazing just to be with your equine without that nagging negative little voice in the back of your mind telling you that you can’t do something and imagine being free of the guilty feeling which often casts a shadow over your relationships because you should be doing more with your equine.  

Some trainers and experts will tell you “you just need to be more confident.” Like you didn’t know that already, but how do you become more confident? That’s the question I will answer for you in this course, letting you build your own personal escape plan so you can be free to be with your equines in any way you want.

Is all this really possible? Totally yes it is, no matter how  long you have been lacking confidence or why you lost it, I have seen many people start off from fear and lost confidence go on to transform their relationships with  themselves and their equines. It is time to release these negative feelings by learning how to free your unhelpful thoughts and create a plan to build trust between you and your equine.

Hi Ben, last night I completed the My Story exercise, and I wanted to let you know what a profound healing exercise that was for me. The most inciteful question was the one about what advice I would give a friend who came to me with that story. I realised that I already know the answers, strategies and support I can give myself to move on from this story. I now have a deep sense of peace and healing, and know that I have stopped running this story, and can move on. So, thank you xxo” Catherine Arndell

I have spent 18 years working with horses and their people, using the science of behaviour to help people free themselves of worry and doubt by creating trust and confidence. Using a simple logical, horse centred approach to horsemanship that doesn’t use force or expensive equipment and focuses on long term sustainable change that anyone can achieve for themselves let me start you on a new path to creating the relationship you always wanted.

Being around equine was supposed to be fun, it is supposed to be relaxing and I firmly believe it should be after all if it’s not what is the point. In this course you will be able to relax while exploring your own individual needs and develop your own path to success without fear of judgement or criticism. I am here to help guide and facilitate your learning all you need to do if actually do the course and you will see the changes you want.

In the course these are some of the areas I will cover

  • How to get over history by changing your story
  • Understanding confidence, so it is not a mystery what you are trying to achieve
  • How to stop blaming yourself and take the pressure off, so you can smile more
  • Why it is so important to Accept a lack of confidence as a positive experience
  • How to change your mind, and emotions
  • Understanding trust - how we lose it, how we get it and how to keep it
  • Developing the path to trust - creating and working your plan
  • Dealing with “helpful others”
  • Understanding the two keys to success and using them
  • Building your support network and getting started!

You will leave the course with a clear understanding of how to build your confidence, and a renewed enthusiasm to change the way you feel.

 “If you can stop thinking too much, tame the little voice and still the negative self-talk, you will start to feel the truth. The feeling that you can do it, that is the feeling you have just before your thoughts tell you to stop being so silly and give up. Still your thoughts again and you will feel the relationship you "know" you can have with your equine, the future you can have and deserve. You feel the glow of possibility and the sense of unlimited power to decide your own destiny and belief that you are good enough.”

"Ellis Tina. Thankyou too Ben, had a great day, very uplifting and inspiring, its good to know you are not alone in your confidence battle and there are people who understand!! I will try and put into practice what I've learnt today and will be taking one comfortable step at a time and trust my instincts😁 look forward to the next session, thankyou Ben"

"Lotte Lewis. Feeling inspired! Started my shaping plan tonight. A very simple basic step in some bodies eyes but was outcome was positive and successful. Thank you Ben....I'm believing in this partnership again."

"Jenny Bissex-Carter. Fantastic.day Ben. Thank you once again for yet another inspiring session. I shall be back for more :-D"

"Liz Caddis You are so inspiring Ben. Thank you for such an interesting and helpful day. When I got back home I went to see my horse and gave him hugs and carrots and told him I now had a plan for helping him overcome his fears of hacking out alone, although I'd have to write it out first 😜"

I do get it, you have lost your confidence or just got a few trust issues, you are interested in this course, but you are asking “can I really overcome the fear of what if something happens”, perhaps you are thinking what if I take the course and then it doesn’t help, then I am doomed forever, what if I don't have time, what if I feel really uncomfortable?

It is normal and natural to have these thoughts after all you have probably been wrestling with this problem for a while and tried some different stuff. That’s the problem with losing confidence, we start to doubt our own abilities and our thinking starts to spiral negatively. I am however not going to ask you to do anything, you will choose your own steps, your own speed and always I will strive to ensure you never need to take risks!

I can’t promise you will go away with all the confidence you desire, everyone is a work in progess, but you know already there is no magic bullet and are already prepared to work at it, but I CAN promise you will have understanding how to overcome the thoughts that are sabotaging your own success, have a clear vision of where you want to go and have a plan on how to get there. You will feel more empowered, supported and more confident. I will be here afterwards to support you should you need it, but most people hardly need any more support because they have learn to become self-reliant.

This online course contains all the content of the Total Confidence Express Training day I run. The course runs live with out any horses to ensure no one feels any pressure so in the online version nothing is lost, but I will add in some practical video to increase understanding.  This course has all my experience and humour, key notes, the exercises of self-discovery, the support to develop your own plan and through the discussion forum I will be able to directly answer your questions

Why is it an express course well I suggest you treat it like a actual days clinic, book yourself out of all your other commitments for the day, as you would if you were traveling to a venue and follow the whole course in one day to really give yourself a great foundation to change your confidence forever. If you want you can do it a little bit at a time each evening/day.

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. 

Reviews (3)

TOTAL CONFIDENCE EXPRESS COURSE

by Jane McPeters
I started on a path of learning 3 years ago when I recognized that I was insane according to the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. My riding was not improving. I had a spooky unreliable Morgan gelding and a Shire/TB cross gelding with endless lameness issues that were not going away. I read some inexplicable mumble from some "experts" about riding and horse anatomy. I decided that I would learn equine anatomy and took an online course so I could understand what these experts were saying. The anatomy course had a link to epona.tv. I discovered Ben Hart. I started to play with clicker training and treats like Ben. My horses started getting better. My Morgan became less spooky and more reliable (he has a long way to go). I also worked a great deal on my riding and fitness and my horses' frame. I still struggle with fear of riding out. I realize now that much of my fear is self inflicted and the rest is self preservation (my Morgan is highly unpredictable). I love this course. It has given direction for work on myself and with my horses. It gave me permission to stop and listen to my Shire/TB cross and get to the bottom of his issues - PAIN from lumbar kissing spine (which is probably why he has gotten so bad out on the galloping path - pain). I need to develop more trust with my animals. I need a written plan. I have a set of goals now. I feel empowered by my fear and will continue to listen to it as I move forward. I feel confident I will succeed.

Supportive Guide to a New You.

by Magdalena Ui Threasaigh
I did this course over a weekend as if I was at a Clinic.I prepared by printing out the workbook ahead so I had it with me to do the exercises alongside taking some breaks when I felt like it.this did not interfere as it was easy to get back to it.after the course I felt like all my worrys and insecuritys had been gently removed and instead my joy and enthusiasm were back in place.I went out today as a new person.calm and confident in the knowledge I can go forward enjoying every aspect of the jeourney with my Equine.in addition I can review any part of the course again making it a tool that I will keep for good. Doing thec course is just the first step.t is the tool I needed to practise what I enjoy most.being a beneficial part of my Equines life.Thank you Ben.

by Catherine Arndell
Ben this course is excellent. It contained so much information and the way you arranged it in separate short videos made it possible to take in medium chunks of information, process that, and then come back for more. The workbook to go with the course is a great idea, it was helpful to do each exercise as I went through the course, and I took lots of notes on the blank back pages so now I have notes and my own written exercises all in the one place. I now have a range of strategies to use to overcome my fear, to build my trust in my ability to predict my horse, and strategies to help me become a better horsewoman so that my horse can predict my behaviour and so develops trust in me. I am going to place a laminated sheet of my Principles in my tack room as a reminder each day of how I choose to be with my horse. And I have developed a plan to incorporate the other strategies into my day and into my horse training. Thank you for a wonderful course. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a horse.

TOTAL CONFIDENCE EXPRESS COURSE

by Jane McPeters
I started on a path of learning 3 years ago when I recognized that I was insane according to the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. My riding was not improving. I had a spooky unreliable Morgan gelding and a Shire/TB cross gelding with endless lameness issues that were not going away. I read some inexplicable mumble from some "experts" about riding and horse anatomy. I decided that I would learn equine anatomy and took an online course so I could understand what these experts were saying. The anatomy course had a link to epona.tv. I discovered Ben Hart. I started to play with clicker training and treats like Ben. My horses started getting better. My Morgan became less spooky and more reliable (he has a long way to go). I also worked a great deal on my riding and fitness and my horses' frame. I still struggle with fear of riding out. I realize now that much of my fear is self inflicted and the rest is self preservation (my Morgan is highly unpredictable). I love this course. It has given direction for work on myself and with my horses. It gave me permission to stop and listen to my Shire/TB cross and get to the bottom of his issues - PAIN from lumbar kissing spine (which is probably why he has gotten so bad out on the galloping path - pain). I need to develop more trust with my animals. I need a written plan. I have a set of goals now. I feel empowered by my fear and will continue to listen to it as I move forward. I feel confident I will succeed.

Supportive Guide to a New You.

by Magdalena Ui Threasaigh
I did this course over a weekend as if I was at a Clinic.I prepared by printing out the workbook ahead so I had it with me to do the exercises alongside taking some breaks when I felt like it.this did not interfere as it was easy to get back to it.after the course I felt like all my worrys and insecuritys had been gently removed and instead my joy and enthusiasm were back in place.I went out today as a new person.calm and confident in the knowledge I can go forward enjoying every aspect of the jeourney with my Equine.in addition I can review any part of the course again making it a tool that I will keep for good. Doing thec course is just the first step.t is the tool I needed to practise what I enjoy most.being a beneficial part of my Equines life.Thank you Ben.

by Catherine Arndell
Ben this course is excellent. It contained so much information and the way you arranged it in separate short videos made it possible to take in medium chunks of information, process that, and then come back for more. The workbook to go with the course is a great idea, it was helpful to do each exercise as I went through the course, and I took lots of notes on the blank back pages so now I have notes and my own written exercises all in the one place. I now have a range of strategies to use to overcome my fear, to build my trust in my ability to predict my horse, and strategies to help me become a better horsewoman so that my horse can predict my behaviour and so develops trust in me. I am going to place a laminated sheet of my Principles in my tack room as a reminder each day of how I choose to be with my horse. And I have developed a plan to incorporate the other strategies into my day and into my horse training. Thank you for a wonderful course. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a horse.