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Introducing Dr. Stephen Peters – Live at the BentWire Ranch May Clinic 2019

Hello Friends,

Whether you are already signed up for the BentWire Ranch May Clinic 2019, or are just a horse enthusiast – Dr. Peters has extraordinary information to add to your repertoire.

We are so excited to learn from him coming up May 24-26th!  We still have some space available if you want to sign up.

Otherwise enjoy this information on Dr. Stephen Peters and Have a GREAT Day!!


Dr. Stephen Peters, Psy.D., ABN, Diplomate in Neuropsychology and currently the Director of Intermountain Health Care’s Center for Brain Health.

Dr. Peters is a neuroscientist specializing in brain functioning. As a horse brain researcher, he has given numerous presentations in the U.S. and Canada, performed many horse brain dissections, and is the co-author with Martin Black of Evidence-Based Horsemanship. He also collaborates with BHPS director, Maddy Butcher, on HorseHead: Brain Science to Improve Your Horsemanship.

His presentation will provide an overview of the organization and function of the equine nervous system, the importance of neurochemistry especially the dopamine system in reward and learning.

Knowledge of the neurochemistry and neurofunctioning of the horses’s brain and its application will increase one’s ability to understand and read horses.


Most horsemen agree that timing, feel, and balance are the holy trinity of horsemanship. They are also key elements of this book. The timing couldn’t be better. We are in the midst of a revival of interest in horsemanship. People are hungry for factual information and intelligent conversation.”





Learn more about Evidence Based Horsemanship Here.

To see more about Dr. Stephen Peters Click Here.

To Sign Up to catch Dr. Stephen Peters LIVE at the BentWire Ranch May Clinic 2019 Click Here.

Sharon Wilsie – Live at the BentWire Ranch May Clinic 2019

Meet Sharon Wilsie.  She’s a professional animal trainer and rehabilitation expert from Vermont, and Author of Horse Speak.  We are beyond excited to expand and learn from her!  Here is what she will be talking about at the May Clinic 2019:
  • Learn Your Horse’s Language
  • Learn the meaning of equine postures, movements, and breath sounds
  • Learn the 13 Buttons of Horse Speak and how horses use them, and how you can use them too.
  • Learn specific postures, gestures, and sounds that you can use to speak to your horse in his own language.
  • This clinic is for ANYONE who works with horses.
Every twitch, lean, ear flicker, or look is an answer to your question.”
Horse Speak assists people on any level of awareness to either take what is already working and make it better, or even start from scratch and learn body language basics from the ground up.”
Sign up today to see her live!
May Clinic 2019 – May 24-26th

Sign up today to see her live!
May Clinic 2019 – May 24-26th

What is Leadership?

Leadership is not “being in control”.
Leadership is presenting the possibilities of good choices.
Good leaders lead by example.
How does a mare in a herd become a lead mare?
She does it by making intelligent and appropriate decisions by being confident, observant, honest, dependable, vigilant, protective, emotionally balanced and consistent.
If you can do these things, you can BECOME the lead mare in a herd of one or fifty.
Becoming a leader of horses is just like becoming a leader of people, but without ANY scheming or ulterior motive. Pure leadership.

Equine Coaching Available.

Do you feel like there’s more to horse training that what’s out there?  Do you wonder if you have missed something along the way.  Like for instance, knowing WHY your horse is acting or reacting the way it does, what it is perceiving differently than you, and why you can’t seem to move ahead?

This is where you need to take the next step, and get the basics of knowing your horse.  You can learn how to respond effectively and responsibly with your horse, move past simple obstacles, and discover your unique partnership.

Contact Lucinda today, and sign up for your one-on-one coaching and training.



Horse Communication

It All Starts with Communication.

If we don’t think like a horse, don’t walk like one, don’t eat like one, then why would we assume the horse can understand what we are asking of them?

Without a language that both human and horse understands, we remain just interesting creatures to them.

When we ask them to preform a task for the first time there really is no reason to think they understand what we are asking of them, so why would a horse have a clue.

There must be some kind of line of communication. Teach your horse how to communicate with you. Start with learning the Horse’s language, and move on to paragraphs, then essays, and after all that you can write a novel together.

And remember this –  horses are not autonomous beings so when you take them away from their heard – for a ride, or grooming, a week, or forever – you have got to be there for them.

We don’t have to be great riders to get along with a horse.  All that is required is the will and the way to communicate and have a great relationship.