New Release – Breaking In the JC Way
John has released a new DVD which is part one of a two part instructional course, with part two due for release very soon. It focuses on long-reining and its importance in the starting of a young horse under saddle.
How your young horse is handled and broken in will influence the rest of his life. John Chatterton believes long reining is the key to producing a safe reliable horse to ride. This first dvd focuses on the importance and method of long-reining young horses to ensure calmness and confidence prior to their first ride.
Affiliative Horsemanship with John Chatterton
John Chatterton has spent more than 40 years working with young and problem horses and their owners. Based in Queensland just south of Brisbane, John also travels to other states in Australia offering Clinics and Private Lessons to assist horse owners with developing safe and rewarding relationships with their horses.
John believes that horses inherently seek comfort and he bases his training on what he calls ‘affiliative leadership’ rather than the usual dominant leadership principles of most other horsemanship methods. He teaches that if the handler or rider becomes the comfort zone for the horse, a respectful bonded relationship is the result.
Learn Basic Horsemanship Skills in Ten Easy Steps
He is also very well known for designing and patenting the revolutionary JR Easy Traveller Horse Float with it’s distinctive and thoroughly researched, tested and proven features which stand it apart from other horse floats.