Sharon is a gifted and inspiring teacher. These lively webinars and courses are packed with information and enriched with photos and diagrams that bring to life the ideas being discussed.
All our webinars are recorded and become available as online courses. Webinar participants receive access to the recorded webinar and other materials to support their learning.
Autumn 2020 Webinars
Finding the Way In – Developing the Connection You Really Want
A 3-Part Series, begins September 16, 2020 By understanding what matters to horses – what they value and how they see the world – we can offer them a relationship in which they feel safe, understood and respected. We can learn to see and experience bonding and closeness the way horses do with each other. Learn more >
Finding What Works – Solutions for Everyday Challenges
A 3-part series, begins October 28. Daily life presents challenges – thresholds, tight spots, transitions, new environments, fly spray, trailers, blankets – you name it. And applying a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to these challenges can make matters worse and damage the rapport you are working so hard to build with your horse. This webinar presents options for different personality types. Learn More >
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The complete list of our online courses can be found at horse-speak.teachable.com. There are several free mini-courses to get you started.
New Courses – 2020
The Many Meanings of the Buttons
The Many Meanings of the Buttons: Explore the practical and emotional significance of the Buttons in this fascinating series and learn how you can use the Buttons for many layers of communication, just like horses do.
“Buttons” are specific areas on a horse’s body that carry innate meaning for horses. Horses use the Buttons to communicate about movement, emotions, ideas and more. In her first book, Horse Speak, The Equine-Human Translation Guide, Sharon discusses 13 of the most important “buttons” on a horse’s body and how humans can use the Buttons to better understand what horses are saying and to communicate with horses in a way that is natural for them. In this course, Sharon introduces 2 additional Buttons that carry deep emotional significance for horses. This is a 3 part series.
- Part 1: The Buttons of the Front: Hierarchy
- Part 2: The Button of the Middle Body: Connection
- Part 3: The Buttons of the Hind End: Protection and Correction.
Postures, Gestures and Signals
\Learn to recognize, understand, mimic and use the Postures, Gestures and Signals that horses use to communicate with each other.
Horses use their entire bodies to think, process and communicate. When we learn to recognize, understand and mimic their Postures, Gestures and Signals we can respond appropriately, using body language that horses will recognize as their own (and which is not so very different from human body language!). Click for more information and to register >
Understanding Horse Personalities
A horse’s personality can best be understood by identifying the Role, or Roles, the horse holds in the herd, and combining that with his inherent Energy Type. In this fun and thought-provoking course, Sharon will discuss the different Roles within a herd and the characteristics of the horses who gravitate to those roles. Adding understanding of the horse’s Energy Type will give you deeper insight into individual horses, how they fulfill their role in the herd and what they need from you. Click here for more information and to register >
Horse Speak in Motion
A 4-part series
In this series, Sharon will focus on the horse’s perspective on leading, tacking up, lunging, mounting, riding and being ridden. You will learn how Horse Speak can help riders to achieve relaxation, suppleness and bend.
Each session includes downloadable “Applications and Exercises” to help you apply what you’ve learned.
Topics discussed in Horse Speak in Motion include:
- Safety Objects
- Engaging the horse’s natural movement
- Dancer’s Arms
- Communication between horse and rider
- Horse Speak applications to riding
- Building Courage
- Tacking Up
- Rein Messages
- The Mounting Block
The Fundamentals of Horse Speak
A 6-Part Series
In this six lecture course Sharon Wilsie discusses and elaborates on the concepts revealed in her book, Horse Speak, the Equine-Human Translation Guide. The series of lectures also explores many topics, techniques and real-life Horse Speak stories that are not included in the book.
Sharon is a gifted and inspiring teacher. These lively lectures are packed with information and enriched with many photos and diagrams that illustrate the ideas being discussed.
Even if you have read the book, you will experience many ‘AH-HA!’ moments during the course as your understanding of Horse Speak becomes deeper and richer. If you have not read the book, this course will open your eyes to a new way of thinking about and interacting with horses. Click here for more information and to register