Developing the Bond

This Mini-Course will help you learn how to develop a relationship with a horse that builds a deep bond and eliminates problematic behavior in horses.

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Based on the first ritual in The Waterhole Rituals Liberty Training Course, Sharing Territory, this course was designed for those of you who want to develop a deeper bond with your horse and are interested in learning how to begin to communicate with your horse at Liberty in The Carolyn Resnick Method. It is a great way to become familiar with Liberty Training in an entirely new way! See how valuable it is to Share Territory with horses and in a very short time watch problems you may have with your horse simply disappear!

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Carolyn Resnick and Nancy Zintsmaster
Carolyn Resnick and Nancy Zintsmaster

Carolyn Resnick, originator of the term Liberty Training® and founder of The Carolyn Resnick Method, The Waterhole Rituals and Nancy Zintsmaster, co-owner of the Carolyn Resnick Method of Horsemanship and a Master Trainer in The Carolyn Resnick Method have come together in this academy to bring you a unique course in Liberty Training!

Carolyn Resnick developed this method of Liberty Training over 40 years ago based on her observation of horses in the wild. Carolyn now teaches her method at her ranch, Dances with Horses, in Escondido, California.

Nancy Zintsmaster lives in Costa Rica and teaches Liberty Training at her ranch, Dances with Horses (Costa Rica location). Nancy travels the U.S and abroad sharing The Carolyn Resnick Method of Horsemanship, The Waterhole Rituals.

It is Carolyn and Nancy's desire to bring forth their passion for horses through educating people who care deeply about giving horses a better deal. They strive to help others connect to the very heart of the horse, and to help people understand how to let horses be our guides.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What are the qualifications to take this online course?
You need to have enough experience handling horses without tack, at Liberty, to keep yourself safe. This means knowing general safety rules around horses and that you can read the attitude of your horse. We want you to be safe when in the company of horses. Otherwise, you do not need any experience!
Can I continue my current training program while practicing The Waterhole Rituals?
The Waterhole Rituals are not meant to replace any other training that you may be practicing. The Waterhole Rituals are meant to support and improve any method of training. You can continue your current training program or riding discipline, from trail riding to dressage. What you will notice is that the performance and partnership with your horse will greatly improve.
What is a self-study program?
In this course you can go at your own pace and study from the comfort of your home!
How do I know which course is right for me and where do I find the different options of study?
This course is an excellent option for beginner or advanced horseman. You will learn to develop the kind of relationship with a horse you have always dreamed of!. You can find all of the course options explaining each level of study and costs in the "all courses" section in this academy.

It is our fervent desire, as we know it is yours, to bring forth our passion for horses through educating people who really care about giving horses a better deal. We aim to empower people who need help in connecting to the very heart of the horse, and to help people understand how to use horses as our guides for self realization. It is our mission to help grow the new world consciousness that is now ready to receive this next step in valuing horses as teachers and healers.


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