ROTH Certified Trainer and student Instructor, Katie Dixon of Renegade Equine in Bend, OR, received the following review from one of her local clients with regards to Escaping Tradition. Please enjoy as the trust-based methods continue their reach far and wide.
I am the mother of a 12 year old girl who has fallen in love with horses. Our whole family loves all animals and are very sensitive to their individual personalities. Bits, Spurs, whips and other methods of training horses was just not working for my daughter (or me) mentally or emotionally. Luckily, I found the book Escaping Tradition and knew this was the training philosophy that would work for my daughter (and me!).
The goal of establishing a relationship out of respect and love works as a training method. Fear based anything for anyone is not a “true” relationship or training tool that should be used. These animals have a language and they have opinions and curiosity about us and the environment we put them in. How can we expect them to be successful and learn if we don’t listen to them? Why should they only have to listen to us? This book explains just that. The stories shared by individuals in the book, shows us a way of thinking about horses as equal partners and gives them the voice they need.
The personal experiences shared in the book are examples of what horses can do for humans on a much deeper level than performance. This book points out the “real” fact that all horses are different and we need to understand them and listen to them so we can have a rewarding successful experiences together. Trust is the foundation for all successful relationships. Why would it not be the same for horses. Would you trust someone who inflicted pain, or asks you to do things you do not enjoy, or worse never listens to you? Most humans would not trust or continue to work with someone who treated them that way. So, if we are to raise the next generation of horse trainers, owners, and advocates, then they must agree with this philosophy of training.
I can only hope the book gets into as many hands as possible. Vets, trainers, breeders and the young equestrians to be. The young people have not had years of training to unlearn, they are also much more open and sensitive to animals if allowed to be.
Thank you for writing it and I’m happy to promote it.
A lifetime of learning and several decades of passing along my vision comes together in this compilation of short stories. I am proud and honored to be coaching phenomenally dedicated, committed and talented individuals who recognize the importance and evolution of the ROTH methodologies. The time has come for us to grow our tribe and thus expand our ripple effect globally. Meet 10 of our graduates (there are many more who will be displayed on our new website too!!!), including my husband, Vincent, who is a powerful force behind this project. We invite you to pre-order our book to receive the FREE gift of our exclusive webinar with myself and a number of the co-authors.
Congratulations to the next chapter in your lives:)!
Pre-Order your copy of Escaping Tradition by December 31st and you will receive special access to our Next Generation of Horsemanship Launch Webinar FREE! You will be able to talk with Anna and some of our contributing authors and learn all about Collaborative Horsemanship, the value and power of giving your horse a voice, and how you can incorporate it into your relationship and training with your own horses.
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Release Date Early 2018
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October 29th, 2017
10am – 5pm
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