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A method that brings Positive Reinforcement (R+) Training to the traditional horse world, Via Nova’s Priority to Positive® seeks to bridge the gap for equestrians from any discipline to fully embrace the power of positive training. To make a solid bridge, we are developing a VN PtP curriculum that will be recognized as a solid foundation for riders and trainers.

We believe that Positive Reinforcement (R+) is a powerful means of motivating and communicating with horses. We strive to develop the positive principles and tools to give traditional equestrians the means to improve performance, fix behavioral problems and create more heart in their horse(s).

We recognize positive training as proven science and humane best practice for our horses. We provide learning opportunities for both equines and people, with the goal of creating closer connection and communication with our animals, and bringing positive reinforcement into the mainstream of training for equestrian sports.