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 […]
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 […]
The Lost Art of Horsemanship Panel at Equitana – Part 1, Understand behavior & body language. Be observant…
When deciding to sponsor this panel of experts discussing horsemanship at this year’s Equitana, we knew that the conversation certainly would be interesting. We were pleased to see it expand beyond our wildest expectations! Listening to what each expert had to say was […]
The Lost Art of Horsemanship Panel at Equitana – Part 2, Always a student. Be a horseman. Embrace the process of horsemanship.
In these five posts, we aim to recapture some of the highlights of this engaging discussion that crossed disciplines and backgrounds and was intricately woven together through expression and experience.
The panel consisted of Karen Rohlf of Dressage Naturally, Ronny Riemer, the “German Riding Instructor” of RC […]
Jen Roytz of the Retired Racehorse Project asked questions of The Lost Art of Horsemanship panel that led to some very illuminating answers. We highlighted aspects below by using some keywords and the knowledge shared accordingly. Note that the order of the questions […]