Pam Tanner is a Horsemanship Trainer and Clinician whose main focus is on relationship-based training with focus on the emotional well being of the horse and herd dynamics to create a trusting relationship and a healthy and safe environment for both you and your horse. Methods used are based on natural herd behavior, with leadership as your foundation. It is from this place of respect and focus that your horse can more easily understand what is being communicated, making learning stress free and fun.
Many come who have lost the confidence they once had, where the dream became the nightmare. I offer lessons with both you and your horse to regain that confidence, giving life once again to that dream, armed with new knowledge (which is power) and renewed trust.
I ride and train in both the English and Western disciplines. The beginning of my journey started almost 18 years ago traveling the country and working with famous and accomplished Trainers and Clinicians, names easily recognized as well as some that are not. Today I can say with conviction that the horse and the Creator of this magnificent animal has given me what no trainer ever could. Nothing replaces the insight and intuitiveness that comes from working with so many challenging, abused and mentally fractured horses over the years. No clinic, book or DVD collection can even come close. I also believe there is not any one special method that is appropriate for every horse. Each horse (as with people) is an individual and should be treated as such. I believe methods should suit the personality and sensitivity of that particular horse. For instance, a certain method or pressure used on a disrespectful, stubborn and lazy horse would be inappropriate for a very sensitive, fearful horse. Every horse is assessed as an individual and a program tailored to suit that particular horse, with the owner's specific goals in mind.
Tanner Horsemanship is located in a beautiful country setting in Louisburg, NC at the Double D Equestrian Center which offers acres of beautiful trails, spacious pastures, large 16' z 20' stalls and both indoor and outdoor arenas. Double D is convenient to Raleigh and surrounding areas as well as Virginia.
Clinics and demonstrations are held throughout the year at various venues. Visitors are always welcome. Check out the "Services and Fees" page for Training rates and other services.
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