Escape to the Ponies
Time is TBD
Little Bryn Gwyn, Swansea, SA3 1BG
Come and escape to the ponies on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. This 2 day workshop incorporates observation of the feral ponies of the Gower and how lessons learned from the ponies can be translated into learnings for our own personal growth. Facilitated by Jenny Eichner and Jenni Nellist.

This conference will be exploring the following themes...


Introducing positive reinforcement to your horse


Ideas for different activities to get involved in

emotionally Calm

Safe and connected training


Working on problem behaviours with your horse


Understanding the evidence based science

Positive reinforcement (R+), including clicker, reward based or marker training, is training in which nice things (for example scratches or treats) are used to reward desirable behaviour to reinforce this behaviour happening again. This is an effective form of training and is used with many different animals (even humans), being used widely in the marine mammal world and also the dog world, where they are shifting away from dominance based approaches. R+ has a comparatively small following in the equestrian world, although many have been using this as part of their training for years. 


This conference aims to be accessible for all involved with horses and open the door into the world of R+ for those new to it and to give those who are already use it more knowledge and inspiration.


  • Want to develop better communication and connection with your horse in a calm, safe and fun way?

  • Not sure how to get started, what you can train with R+ or how to use it when riding?

  • Want to find out about ethical evidence based approaches to horse training?

  • Worried that your horse will bite or become aggressive if you use food?

  • Concerned about dealing with “neigh” sayers on your yard?

  • Started with R+ but hitting some stumbling blocks?

  • Want to get more ideas for enriching activities?

  • Curious to find out more?

Join us in October!

Webinars will be run over zoom followed by a Q&A with the speaker.

These will start at 7pm UK time with sessions ending at 8:30pm.

Please note that due to the clocks going back in the UK, from the 17th-24th UK time zone is GMT+1 and from 25th-30th time zone is GMT.


  • Ben Hart


    IAABC Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant
    ABTC Registered Accredited Animal Behaviourist

  • Catherine Bell


    Equine Behaviourist Independent Barefoot Trimmer

  • Emily Kieson


    M.S., PgDip, ESMHL, PhD 

  • Hannah Weston


    Connection Training Director and Coach

  • Jenny Eichner


    BSc (hons) Psychology, Ad Prof Dip PC, MBACP

    Equine Behaviourist & Trainer

    Counsellor & Psychotherapist

  • Jessie Sams


    Fdsc Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare 

    Animal Behaviourist

  • Kate Blackmore


    Equine Behaviour Consultant
    Equine Trainer at the Conquest Centre

  • Melanie S Watson 


    BHSAI- Equine Behaviour Consultant/Trainer
    Instinctive Horse Training

  • Rachel Bedingfield


    Connection Training Director and Coach

    Positive Horse Training Spain Co-founder

  • Rachel Steen


    Equine Behavior Consultant, Instructor/R+ Trainer
    Balance Point Equestrian Learning Center 

  • Risë VanFleet


    International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy®
    Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center, Inc.

  • Sara Brittlegill


    BSc (Hons) Biology 

    Horse owner and trainer

  • Shawna Karrasch


    Positive Reinforcement Trainer and Behaviorist

  • Suzanne Rogers


    BSc (hons) 

    IAABC Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant

  • Trudi Dempsey


    IAABC and ABTC certified Equine Behaviourist and experienced equine trainer


To keep it accessible to as many people possible, conference tickets are free


To find out full details about the speakers, click here.


Webinars will be available to pay to view after the conference is finished. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to an equine charity.


Click here to get your ticket


Click here to access the full schedule


Please contact us to find out more
07527 577 394
Based in East Grinstead, Mid Sussex, West Sussex near East Sussex, Surrey and Kent borders RH19

© 2017 by Jenny Eichner

Photography by Maria Olarte