The ultimate online roadmap to developing your relationship and optimizing performance for both you and your horse
All the guidance you need to make the right decisions for you and horse— from identifying the best training methodology to understanding your horse’s nutrition needs for condition, GI health and emotional comfort – and everything else that all GREAT horse owners and professionals should know!
Equitopia courses are easy to navigate and designed to inspire genuine horse people to be (even) better!
Click on the videos below for a peek at what you’ll find in this course
“I have worked as a professional coach and clinician for 20 years. I have often found that even the most committed equestrians are unaware of important issues that end up blocking their potential to get the best results; and sometimes, even unintentionally damage their horses. I have seen so many riders get frustrated and horses developing problems that could easily have been avoided with a more knowledgeable owner.
As a horse owner, you don’t have to know as much as your farrier, vet or any other equine professional - but if you’re in the dark about how to properly care for your horse as an athlete, you’re at a big (and costly) disadvantage… and your horse will suffer!" Alexis M.V., USDF Gold Medalist & Biomechanics Coach.
Stand out from the crowd - Be the most knowledgeable horse owner in the barn - your horse will thank you for it!
In line with the individual topics that we cover in depth in both our membership and courses, we have developed this course to combine the essential elements into a comprehensive online handbook to guide your training and development program for an optimal horse and rider partnership.
What you will learn in this course:
Lesson 1: Training Methodology (Time Commitment approx. 1hr 10mins)
Every system of learning has a methodology. What one are you using with your horse? Find out everything you need to know about learning methodologies in this lesson.
Lesson 2: Equine Biomechanics (Time Commitment approx. 1hr 10mins)
This lesson offers a general overview of how the horse’s body functions in movement. You will learn about the muscles and posture required to carry a rider comfortably for a lifetime regardless of discipline.
Lesson 3: Hack your brain – the science of human learning (Time Commitment approx. 1hr 5mins)
This lesson offers you an introduction to the science of human learning. How do we learn? How do we take in new information and process it in such a way that it can improve our practice?
Lesson 4: Detecting pain, lameness and asymmetries (Time Commitment approx. 1hr 30mins)
This lesson focusses on assessing your horse on the ground and while riding or watching them be ridden in order to detect signs of pain, lameness and asymmetries.
Lesson 5: Rider Biomechanics (Time Commitment approx. 1hr 20mins)
In this lesson we will take an in-depth look at the rider’s correct position for optimum balance and effectiveness.
Lesson 6: Saddle and Tack fit (Time Commitment approx. 1hr 30mins)
In this lesson you will learn how to generally assess the fit of your saddle and other tack.
Lesson 7: Groundwork and Lungeing (Time Commitment approx. 1hr)
This lesson offers an introduction to basic classical groundwork and lungeing techniques.
Lesson 8: Equine behavior and herd mechanics (Time Commitment approx. 1hr 10mins)
This lesson offers a general overview of the myths of herd/dominance behavior and how that applies to riding and training.
Lesson 9: Hoof Care (Time Commitment approx. 1hr 5 mins)
This lesson offers a general overview of your horse’s feet! How to see balance and evaluate flight path and landings.
Lesson 10: Nutrition and Management (Time Commitment approx. 45 mins)
What are you feeding your horse and why? This lesson focuses on your horse’s basic nutrition needs for condition, GI health and emotional comfort.