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Who Owns The Process. Presented by Alexandra Kurland

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022
  • 8:00 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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So many of our handling techniques are done TO the animals we are training.  I want to use techniques that are done WITH my animals.  This programme explores what that means and it illustrates some remarkable changes that can be achieved using very basic lessons, but using them mindfully. It is built around some remarkable before and after video footage taken at a clinic. 

The talk includes a description of the microshaping strategy, and the use of constructional training.  The images are all those of horses, but the concepts apply to any animal where good balance matters. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Who owns the process - what does that mean: illustrated with example/non-example
  • An introduction to Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement
  • Teaching the micro behaviours that create good balance
  • Before and after examples 
  • There are many different strategies for developing micro awareness
  • The micro shaping Strategy
  • Shaping on a Point of Contact
  • Simple lessons can create great changes: a remarkable case history
  • Who owns the process - an answer from Mia Segal, a Feldenkrais practitioner
  • Asking questions not giving answers: here are the questions

About The Presenter

Alexandra Kurland is a graduate of Cornell University where she specialised in animal behaviour. She began teaching horse training in the early 1980's. Her area of particular interest is the development of a horse's balance: physical and emotional. Helping horses stay sound and happy throughout a long lifetime is the goal. The result are beautiful horses that feel like heaven to ride.

In 1998 Alexandra launched the rapidly growing field of clicker training for horses with the publication of her  book, "Clicker Training for Your Horse".

Alexandra's work helps you apply clicker training to any equine need or sport - including developing a gentle and companionable riding horse, halter training foals, training advanced performance horses, and retraining difficult to manage horses. Her own riding interests align most closely with classical dressage.

Alexandra travels widely, giving clicker training seminars and presenting at conferences in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. 

In addition to "Clicker Training for your Horse", she has written "The Click That Teaches: A Step–By–Step Guide in Pictures" and "The Click That Teaches: Riding with the Clicker". She has also produced The Click That Teaches DVD lesson series, and The Clicker Center On-line Training Course.  She maintains a very active blog, theclickercenterblog.com.  She has published a book: "JOYFULL Horses" in her blog and most recently "The Goat Diaries".  Her current project is Equiosity, a weekly podcast which she produces with Dominique Day, one of the co-founders of Cavalia.

Her web sites are:
theclickercentercourse.com and


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