Spring brings warmer weather and more opportunities to practice Priority to Positive®. In this newsletter, we’re excited to share our stories of R+ success, support for Detroit Horse Power and Saddle Up and Read, upcoming Positive Reinforcement Workshop with Claire Waldron in Santa Fe, and more. See below for details! […]
Student Trainers, Equine Media, Literacy, and more
Santa Fe, NM – May 24, 2022 – Via Nova was thrilled to sponsor the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Equine Media Conference in Lexington. We wholeheartedly agree with AHP Executive Director Chris Brune’s conference theme: Inspiration. From being a part of the educational opportunities to […]
In 2019, amateur rider Jenny Achilles bought Excel Star Lance so that she could start eventing again. But the pair were having trouble on cross country, so she and trainer Gilly Slayter used Positive Reinforcement (R+) and Priority to Positive® Techniques to help. And just two years later, in addition […]
In August of 2021, Cami Hustead arrived at Via Nova Training to begin her journey as a Student Trainer of Via Nova’s Priority to Positive® Program. She has been studying in and out of the classroom while simultaneously training and riding many of the […]
What happens when a retired elephant trainer buys her first horse? Positive reinforcement (R+), of course! After decades of personal success using R+ as a tool with elephants, it seemed like a natural training method for a horse. And this is how we met an amazing individual who […]
After 20 years out of the saddle and getting the bug to compete, Jenny purchased her first eventing horse, Frida. Soon after, she learned that her new mare was shutdown and sour, with a tendency to rear. Jenny was scared and stuck. With no money to buy another horse and […]
We are All About Supporting Educational Opportunities!
We are #alwayslearning—it’s one of the many aspects we enjoy about this journey. Expanding our horizons and supporting the welfare of the horse, Via Nova sponsored a select group of organizations and events in the last year.
In June of 2021, we sponsored CHATTcon, the virtual […]
As our team continues to grow, we are pleased to welcome new horses, boarders, students, and babies, and we look forward to this show season…
Our Priority to Positive® Student Trainers, Cami and Jasmine, arrived at Via Nova in August of […]
Via Nova is educating the future professional R+ horse trainers who can teach […]