In-hand exercises help the horse both physically and mentally. Through In-Hand work, we improve the horse’s strength and suppleness. We teach him to be aware of his body, to bend evenly to both sides, and to move forwards, backwards, and laterally – smoothly, softly and in a biomechanically correct way.”
Patrick’s new online in-hand course “”Developing Balance In-Hand” is set to be released very soon! Even more exciting – it’s kicking off with a FREE workshop that starts March 21.
In this episode of Coffee Conversations, Patrick discusses his thoughts on trailer loading – preparation for the horse and human, common challenges, problem solving tips and more.
In episode # 33, Jim Masterson joins to talk about the Masterson Method of bodywork for horses, reading horses, and much more.
In episode # 32, Dr Joyce Harman sets a new length record… at nearly 4 hours! This interview is full of so much insight on the uses of integrative health and wellness practices for horses. Look for a future broadcast with Dr Harman, as there is still so much more to chat about!
In episode # 31 of TALKING ABOUT HORSES, Patrick’s visits with Anna Blake about the parables of writing and riding, the instincts of the horse and the human, calming signals from the horse, and SO MUCH MORE! Enjoy this wonderfully fun episode!
In episode #30 of Patrick King’s “Talking About Horses” audio broadcast Leslie Desmond joins us once again – this time to dive deeper into her time with Bill Dorrance and the writing of the book “True Horsemanship Through Feel.”
In episode #29 of TALKING ABOUT HORSES, Jonathan Field joins to talk about the development of his horsemanship, mentors, “seeing the horse,” liberty work and more!
For episode number 26, Leslie Desmond joins to chat about horsemanship, feel, Bill Dorrance and more!
*Just a warning – we had some audio and connection issues during this broadcast and apologize for any troubles in listening.
In episode #28 of Patrick King’s “Talking About Horses” audio broadcast Bruce Sandifer joins to talk about the process of developing the Classical Californio Bridle Horse.
How do you like your coffee? Join me for a cup!
Chatting this morning about taking care of the small and “boring” stuff. What are your thoughts?
How do you like your coffee? Join me for a cup, and lets have a chat during this NEW shorter form podcast, COFFEE CONVERSATIONS.
Chatting this morning about the idea of “not letting the horse win” in a working or training situation. What are your thoughts?
In episode #27 of Patrick King’s “Talking About Horses” audio broadcast Charles Wilhelm joins to talk about horsemanship, problem solving, lessons learned throughout the years, and more!
In episode #25 of Patrick King’s “Talking About Horses” audio broadcast Jillian Kreinbring joins Patrick to talk about biomechanics, advancing our learning, finding mentors, and more!
In episode #24 of Patrick King’s “Talking About Horses” audio broadcast Chris Irwin joins to talk about leadership in the horse/human relationship and his ideas on blending rather than dominating.
In episode #23 of Patrick King’s “Talking About Horses” audio broadcast Liz Graves joins to talk about gaited horses, horsemanship, how the show world affects horsemanship over time, and so much more.
In episode #22 of Patrick King’s “Talking About Horses” audio broadcast Kendra Skorstad joins to talk about winter transitions for your horse’s feet, communication and tough conversations with your farrier and more!
In episode #21 of Patrick King’s “Talking About Horses” audio broadcast Warwick Schiller joins to talk about EVERYTHING! Hahaha…. in a broadcast that went for nearly 3 hours, there was time to cover nearly everything, and the chatted about topics ranging from reining to dressage, travel to religion, and so much more!
Check out the schedule page for more details and host contact information.
In episode #19 of Patrick King’s “Talking About Horses” audio broadcast Ariana Sakaris joins to talk about liberty training in France, teaching horses to lay down, traveling the world, “the calm” as a rider/trainer, and more!
In episode # 18, Colton Woods joins to talk developing solid foundations and relationships with our horses, teaching humans, the life of a trainer, equine-specific college education, and more.
In episode 17, Dr Gerd Heuschmann joins Patrick to talk about rollkur, hyperflexion, maximum elevation, the current direction of Dressage as a sport, solutions to riding problems, and SO much more!
In episode 16, Richard Winters joins to talk about the journey to becoming a horseman, teaching students, developing horses, staying fresh in our game, and more!
In this episode, MIchale Lyons and his wife Julia join Patrick to talk about horses, life as a trainer, teaching clinics, personal and professional development and more!
In this continuation of episode 11, Patrick is joined by Callie King of CRK Training to talk about distance learning through online courses.
Mary Miller Jordan joins Patrick to talk about horses, family, and her new Wild I Am courses!
This episode had some serious technical challenges to start out, so we apologize for what sounds like a mixed up beginning.
In this episode, Wendy Murdoch joins Patrick to talk about the Sure Foot Equine Stability Program, equine neurology, horseback safaris in the Massai Mara, and more!
Part 2 continues Patrick’s conversation with Kendra Korstad about hoof care for horse owners, helping your farrier to do the best job possible, and much more!
In this episode, Patrick talks with Kendra Skorstad about hoof care for horse owners, helping your farrier to do the best job possible, and much more!
In this episode, Patrick is joined by Callie King of CRK Training to talk about distance learning through online courses.
In this episode, Patrick talks with Karen Rohlf about her program, Dressage Naturally, teaching horses and riders, and so much more.
In this episode, Patrick is joined by Rick Lamb to talk about the the development of “The Horse Show” with Rick Lamb and it’s progression from radio to television, as well as Rick’s latest endeavors.
In this episode, Colleen Kelly joins from Australia to talk about rider awareness, position, problem solving, and so much more!
Continuing with Episode 7, Tinia Creamer from Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue talks with Patrick about rescue horses and the future role of equine rescues.
In this episode, Tinia Creamer of Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue joins Patrick to talk about rescue horses and the future role of equine rescues.
In this episode Patrick talks with Canadian Olympian Belinda Trussell about a life of competition, competing in the Olympics, balancing horse life and home life, achieving goals, and so much more!
In this episode, Patrick talks with Barbra Schulte about learning, confidence, competition, peak performance and more!
In this episode, Patrick talks with Craig Johnson about reining, horsemanship, blue sailboats, and the state of the industry.
In this episode, Patrick talks with Wendy Murdoch about the importance of rider position
Episode #2 of TALKING ABOUT HORSES brings us Mustang Maddy (Madison Shambaugh) talking with Patrick about mustangs, zebras, and life on the road.
Patrick’s new idea to do live audio broadcasts is proving to be a hit! Now you can listen along while you drive, ride, and go about your normal day. Listen along and join us each Thursday for a new special guest!
Patrick’s new idea to do live audio broadcasts is proving to be a hit! Now you can listen along while you drive, ride, and go about yoyr normal day. Listen along and join us each Thursday for a new special guest!
Visit https://pkhorsemanship.com/schedule/ for dates and information!
Another installment of Patrick’s “The Training Pyramid: One Piece at a Time” series
Develop a better partnership with your horse this May with Patrick King Horsemanship! For the full schedule, go to
May 8-14 Clearfield, PA Special 5 day Training Camp
May 20-22 Rome, NY
May 26-29 Central OH
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We are excited to announce that our Nokota Experience, June 22-26, is filled to capacity for participants and a waiting list has started! This is going to be an exciting event, and we hope to share photos and video clips with you so you can see what’s happening even if you can’t make it.
Patrick King Horsemanship has teamed up with the Nokota Horse Preservation Ranch for an equine experience like no other!
An incredible opportunity to experience the land, people, and history that shaped an incredible breed: the Nokota. A unique chance to discover and explore the behavior, language, and magic of untouched herds spanning over 1200 acres of historical and spiritually rich land.
First encounters. First touches. Gentling and initial training.
Experience the NOKOTA HORSE in a situation like no other!
June 22-26, 2017 in Linton, North Dakota.
If anyone would have any interest please contact Kathy as soon as possible. Hotel availability is limited, as is the number of participants we are accepting for this experience. Email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 740-973-4889
Here’s maybe a new way for you, and it can help keep your horse softer and more supple.
This is Lilly on working session 3 with the telescopic rod (available for purchase in our online shop)
As our horse develops in understanding of the seat and rein, a progression of our leg yields occurs
Mounting troubles are over with this tip!
A discussion about contact…
Your farrier will thank you, and you’ll stay a lot safer, using these skills to help your horse to get better with handling their legs.
In case you missed our first live broadcast question and answer on our Facebook page, here is the replay!
Lisa spent 5 weeks traveling on the road with Patrick. Here’s a link to the blog she’s working on to keep everyone up to date on her adventures and breakthroughs!
Lisa Calder’s WordPress Blog
Follow along as she recalls the clinics, lessons, and expos with Patrick King Horsemanship, and keeps us up-to-date on her current adventures!
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Interested in an apprenticeship position? Contact us for details!