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Pause / Connection


These two skills lie at the heart of our training system, enabling a conversational approach that minimizes frustration while promoting independence.

In other words: Pause/Connection isn't everything, but without it, we have nothing. 

intensive hands-on practical course with individual feedback on your personal training videos

"I feel we are more connected and she understands me better"

Hélène Panchaud


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Join our 3 week course


"When I started my R+ training I loved the enthusiasm of my horses, but it quickly became a bit of over-enthusiasm and chaotic for all of us. Now they feel much more safe, relaxed and confident about their training."

Marein De Droogh

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Susanne Endres

"Angelica & Do have fundamentally changed my positive training and with it the relationship with my two boys. They helped us out of problems we've struggled with for years."

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"My horse Sickan changed so much in her attitude towards training after working on our pause structure and how we start and stop our training. She is more relaxed and that gives us both some time to breath."

Ullis Andreasson



  • You will know how to prevent your horse from displaying mugging behavior, exhibiting unwanted behaviors towards you, or going through their rolodex of known previously reinforced behaviors (to name a few common issues).

  • You will know how to create a training session with a calm and relaxed yet confident horse

  • You know how to structure your training session with seamless transitions between start and and finish and how to set both yourself and your horse up for successful outcomes.

  • You know how to set up a clear communication system between you and your horse

  • You know how to interpret your horses communication and how to respond

  • You have knowledge about how to troubleshoot when things go south

  • You have an idea about how to start shaping some behaviors from Pause.



We explain the idea behind this approach and the theory behind it. Knowing how it works gives you the power to be an independent trainer!


We help you set up a plan for your training sessions. Setting ourselves and our horses up for success is a crucial part of our principles.

We have prepared exercises for you to do with your horse. These will lay the foundation to all your future work.



The course is built from 3 pillars that will prepare you to start going out there and train on your own. These pillars return in all of our work and are designed to make you an independent trainer.


  • Safe space to learn and connect with likeminded individuals

  • Coaching from two instructors

  • Recorded lectures and time to get into the theory before we start training

  • Q&A's: get all your answers questioned

  • Training plan template
  • Exercises with clear video examples

  • Personal video feedback on some of your training videos

  • Learn from each others feedback

  • We take care to divide our attention equally and to make sure all varieties of challenges will be discussed

  • Everything will be recorded

  • Access to all the material for 3 months

  • An intense course with dedicated students, lots of training and feedback and material to dig into.  


  • Access to a computer or phone with internet and access to Zoom

  • Possibility to film your training sessions (mobile phone is perfectly suitable)

  • Able to upload your videos to YouTube

  • Access to Facebook where the course will take place in a private group

  • Time to train at least 3 times 

What do I need to participate?

  • 3 week course

  • Next date: September 20th 2023 

  • Maximum 15 participants

  • All lectures and Q&A's will be recorded

  • You'll keep access to the group for 3 months

  • Possibility to pay in installments

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After finishing a course with RBHA, we invite you to become part of our online community, where we share training, answer questions, discuss new learning topics and ideas


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1. What if I can't attend the lectures and Q&A's live? No worries, all our lectures and Q&A's are recorded. you can leave your questions in our group and we will answer them even if you can't attend live.

2. I already use food rewards with my horse. Will this course still be useful for me? In our experience thinking about structuring your session and tools on how to prevent frustration are valuable to clicker trainers from many experience levels. After all we believe investing in a strong foundation is really what distinguishes the great trainer. However if you still have doubts if this is for you, send us a message and we can discuss.


3. I am not the only one training or interacting with my horse. Will this still work? Yes, horses are very good at distinguishing between different contexts. They will know what applies when if you are being conistent and clear about it. For sure it would be nice if everyone around your horse used the same system, however we know that isn't always possible.

5. What platform is the course on? The course will be given on a private Facebook group. Our live meetings are via Zoom.

4. I am new to all this. Is this the best place to start, or should I start elsewhere? Yes this will be useful for people who are at the very start of their journey. We recommend you also have a look at our starter course, coming in January. Which is a nice follow up for this and will give you the chance to get feedback on your training videos as well as a start with some of the first behaviors we teach.

Do you have another question, not mentioned above?

Send us a message from this page

I know enough! 

6. Are there any discounts available? Subscribers to our mailinglist always get the first chance to sign up, against a small discount. We also sometimes offer an early bird price for the general public for a limited time. We also offer a scholarship for this module (check the scholarship page).

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Minimize frustration, overarousal, and disengagement, while fostering connection and independence.

Emotional Balance

A clear tool to effectively structure your session, from start to end & beyond

Session Structure

Discover this new technology that will transform your reward based horse training and take your communication to the next level. 

What this technology will bring you:

  • Is your horse relaxed and confident around food rewards?

  • Are they ok with starting AND stopping the training at any moment?

  • Do they know what to do when they are unsure?

  • Do you have a system in place for them to communicate their needs?


Built in set-up to promote more choice and control and clear two-way communication for seamless interaction. Source of valuable information

Choice & Control

A straightforward and effective tool to capture and shape numerous new, desirable behaviors.

Shaping Tool

Podcast episode

If you want to know a bit more about some aspects that pause can bring us and get to know us a bit at the same time, we recommend listening to this episode:

"Session Structure to help with clarity and avoid frustration"

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