NEW TO THIS SITE 2018
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I end 2018 with reflections on last year's journey and a progress report (Hint: Rehab complete!). In order to be more successful with Marijke de Jong's ST Straightness Training program, I turned to CT Connection Training, a positive reinforcement approach, and am studying with with Hannah Weston and Rachel Bedingfield in the UK.
Halloween Theme DeSpook Challenge 2018
Jalila (my chestnut Arabian mare), Shiraz (a gray DWA Arabian mare I care for), and I took the CT
Halloween Theme DeSpook Challenge.
In real time, we were only out there about 20 minutes each day. Our success is the result of cumulative experience and growing trust that have been enhanced by the clicker work we are practicing with the Connection Training team. Jalila is extremely confident and I know that if I’d hung that ghost last year at this time, Shiraz would have fainted.
Whole Horse Training, WHT, is multifaceted. Nancy Camp’s aims improve the quality of life for horses by teaching mindful regard and reward based training that motivates trust.
Here’s what you can learn on the pages included in this web site.
Learn More About Nancy And WHT
I am a retired Connected Riding® Instructor with over 40 years experience in the equine industry. My “wholistic” focus and desire to improve the quality of life for animals by teaching mindful regard and training based in a trust motivated partnership guides my practice.
Bodywork For Horses And Dogs
In the 1990’s, I realized that most of the “training” issues I had with horses were based in the horse's ability to respond and comply. I realized that posture is key to effective riding. In my youth, I suffered from a string of athletic and automobile accidents. I lived with pain and dysfunction until I introduced to Feldenkrais and Network Spinal Analysis. After 33 years of chronic pain, changing my postural habits and adopting a bodywork maintenance program, I was pain free in just a couple of years. “What if I could do that for horses?!” Whole Horse Training was born in 1995.
You will find pages here about bodywork for horses and bodywork for dogs as well explanations of the energy work modalities I have learned, including High Touch® Jin Shin and ANT®, Animal Normalization Therapy. I also share some success stories I’ve had with horses and dogs and a few other little creatures that have happened along.
How Connection Training Figures into the WHT Picture
Reward based training is not only THE most effective way to build trust and model desirable behaviors, it's a blast. Jalila's blog pages (from page 6 on) share insights and videos. It's hard to take yourself too seriously when you play with a horse.
How Connected Riding® Figures into The WHT Picture
Meeting Peggy Cummings, founder of Connected Riding®, was a major turning point in my life. Peggy’s methods are based in functional movement and synchronization between horse and rider. When a rider employs the methodology of Connected Riding®, based in functional postural concerns for the human body, she becomes a mindful partner. Kindness, consideration and trust are key factors in Connected practice and I have found no other riding modality that addresses these concerns like Connected Riding®.
How Straightness Training figures into the WHT Picture
I am a persistent learner and as such, I am thrilled to have found Marijke de Jong’s Straightness training program. It is essentially what I’ve studied all my adult years in relation to horses, which is the philosophy of classical horsemanship. But for all the time and effort I spent in this pursuit, I never distilled the information into the common sense, linear practice that Marijke sets forth. I cannot recommend this program highly enough. It explains the who, what, why, where, and when of everything horse-related and all of it is presented in the most helpful and supportive way possible. More to come. Check it out.
WHT Tips, Practices, and Publications
I share horsekeeping hints, from hay string curtains to insights about training and caring for horses and dogs. You''ll find these topics addressed on the Horse Talk and Dog Talk pages. View articles I have published going to the published articles page.
Classes And Workshops To Take and/or Host and What's Going On with Nancy and WHT
I teach riding, art, and art history and love to share my knowledge with others. The workshops and clinics page details the formats of classes. I’m open to customizing private or group trainings. Art classes can be dovetailed with equine instruction to increase appeal to a wider range of participants and add variety to a learning environment.
Products Nancy Has Created And Recommends
The products page offers a store where you can purchase my DVDs and meridian charts. I also included a number of products I frequently use and recommend to my clients.