The Valiente Memorial
Valiente inspired so many people with his story. He showed the world what is possible with Connection Training. We want his story to keep inspiring to help others make a difference to equine lives all over the world.
Our aim is to raise funds so that we can offer Equine Charities and their
staff support and coaching online and when possible live coaching here in Spain.
We understand that we are living in difficult times, but for the price of a cup of coffee
you can help make a difference to equine lives all over the world.
Thank you, Claire & Rachel
We are an equine rehabilitation centre, officially registered as a charity in Spain. We train using positive reinforcement. In other words, we wave carrots not sticks!
Our mission is to demonstrate best practice for the emotional rehabilitation of rescued horses, through education. We provide support for registered equine charities in the use of positive reinforcement training for equines. We also support horse owners who have behavioural problems with their horses.
Our rehab approach creates wonderful results. Traumatised horses become trusting, happy and interested in life again.
Our starting point is always to be with the horse where the horse is. At the beginning we like to leave them to settle in with the herd without our interference. The herd are the greatest healers and it's a joy to watch new horses become part of the herd and form friendships.
From there, we treat each horse as an individual as we start to interact with them. Our positive, gentle, approach takes time but is very effective in creating trusting and safe horses.
We train charity staff in modern training techniques, which also uses positive reinforcement. Have a look at our process and you’ll understand how we work with traumatised horses to help them to become easy to handle and, if appropriate, safe to ride.
We provide education and support both online and hands-on at our Centre. We also provide post-adoption support for people who adopt horses, in partnership with charities.
We are currently creating recognised qualifications for charity staff in using positive reinforcement for rehabilitation.
If you are struggling with behaviour problems with your horse, we can help! Have a look at our approach and you’ll understand how we work with horses to help them to become easy to handle and, if appropriate, safe to ride.
We usually provide online support initially, working with you to create a plan of action. This is a FREE service. From there, you can choose to go on to online coaching .
We also offer courses and individual training at our Centre. Hands on experience with our horses is a fast-track way to learn the skills you need to help your own horse.
Go to our Support for Horse Owners page for more information.
As you can see, we have big ambitions to bring the best in equine emotional rehabilitation into the world.
We need all the help we can get to reach out to equine charities and support them to base their rehabilitation on positive reinforcement. Staff need training and adopters need help and support too. We want to create scholarships for charity staff to learn with us and, soon, to gain qualifications which are recognised throughout the sector.
Please give us what you can to support us. We are hugely grateful for any donation at all. However, monthly donations help to put our finances on a secure footing and make future planning easier. Whatever you give, you will be part of a great group of people who want to change the world for horses.
Claire and Rachel
Gifts left in Wills create a valuable source of income for us. Such gifts allow us to fund current services and to plan future care.
Making a Will
Leaving a Will is important to ensure, not only that any dependants are cared for, but also to ensure the estate is passed on in accordance with the deceased's wishes. A Will can also include a
gift to a charity or charities of your choice.
Visit this page to find out how you can leave a legacy to help change the world for horses.
Positive Horse Training Spain
Calle Cortijo del Amo, 3
Cacin, Spain 18129
Mobile: 0034 / 6966 72477
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Registered Charity Number: G19707751