The world needs people who will look at things differently....shake things up and inspire new ways of thinking.
As an Equine-Education Specialist, Author, and Master Teacher of nearly 30 years, Jennifer does just that. She brings a totally unique perspective to the arena.
Seventeen years ago, she discovered brain-based learning..... ten years ago she hopped back in the saddle after a life-altering accident.
The rest, they say.......is history.
After nearly two decades of studying cognitive science, Jenn now has the principles to back up her methods and understandings as she interacts, competes on, and trains her horses.
Using what she has learned about teaching humans as a guide, she has successfully translated that information into the equine world. Her passion for learning and teaching is palpable in her clinics as she shares the secrets about the horse brain/human brain connection.
Teacher.....Lead Learner....Horse Crazy Woman
As an educator, I learned about brain-based education in 2005 because I was looking for something to help me out in the classroom. After the first day in class, I KNEW this was the information I had been looking for! It ALL made so much sense. Not only did I find answers about myself as a learner (if only I knew this in high school), but it answered the questions of where I was going wrong in my teaching.
I returned to school to share the wealth of knowledge I gained that week in Syracuse, NY, and have never looked back. Having the “understanding” of what is going on in my brain as well as others’ brains has been a GAME CHANGER!
Fast forward eight years and I was back riding horses again. Being out of the saddle for 20 years made me very nervous. What did I know? I didn’t think much after being absent all those years. Turns out, I did have a nice solid horsemanship foundation behind me, but most importantly, I now had the brain research to go with it.
The more I rode….the more I learned and studied horses….and the more I realized….the principles I learned to teach my fourth graders could and were helping me become a better, more solid, horsewoman.
How? Well, for one, I was able to use my brain research to conquer my battles with fear. Secondly, I used the principles to guide how I was going to approach coaching my horse over difficult terrain and obstacles. Additionally, I used my knowledge to make better decisions when it came to my horses’ health and well-being.
What I soon realized was that although often seen as so different, horses and humans are very much alike when it comes to their minds and well-being.
Looking at the foundational principles that drive brain-based learning for humans, it was clear to me, that those very same principles could be and should be applied to working with horses.
Two Minds, One Mission:
Building Better Partnerships
Through Brain-based Horsemanship
Taking the relationship of the horse & rider to the next level by focusing on the 7 Cs....
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