The Harmonious Horsemanship Course

Exploring a deeper and more fulfilling partnership with horses.

Four Live Online Classes ~ March 11-20, 2024, Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30pm-8:00pm PST.
If you're like me

The barn is your sanctuary, and horses bring you joy.

You're always searching for ways to connect more deeply and communicate more clearly, without having to change disciplines or do a bunch of new exercises that add time to your already limited time at the barn.

You want the moments you have to matter, to both you and your horse.

I see you,
You love your horse AND every now and then something happens and you think to yourself, if only my horse could talk...

You’ve likely already heard that understanding horse psychology and equine body language is key.

But that’s only a small piece of the puzzle.

Even if you utilize horse psychology and equine body language, it doesn’t guarantee your horse's trust and respect.

There's nothing I love more than diving into the world of the horse and sharing the lessons that horses would, if horses could talk (hint, they can!).

Tell me more!
You do the best you can for your horse

But just because an expert said it, doesn’t mean it’s true for your horse…


By now you've probably realized there’s no one size fits all when it comes to horses.

But what the heck do you do next?

Unfortunately the primary focus is most often on how to do something, not why we do it. Everywhere we look we are offered lessons on “How to” fix whatever problem we may be having. The horse industry is inundated with a plethora of different ways we can work with our horses, and it can be overwhelming trying to sort through them.

The fact is, most of the time when people are having a problem with their horse, they are missing the underlying reason why it’s there in the first place.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably said at one point or another, if only my horse could talk. Usually it’s either when a horse you care about is hurting or acting out. When we miss the messages they are sharing with us, frustration ensues with both horse and human. The desire to “fix” things arises.

Here’s the problem with going straight to “how” and “fix” before understanding the why:

When we learn what to do but forget to ask why we do it we give our power away. We are then constantly in need of someone else to tell us how to be with our horses. This diminishes our capacity as leaders and our ability to stay present with our horses.

That's why I love to teach people these 4 questions to help them know if a method or tool is right for their horses!

#1  Am I strengthening her nervous system or just triggering it?

It is important to remember that much of what we ask horses to participate in, in our human world, goes against their survival instincts. This means things that we see as part of life may cause horses stress. More importantly, if horses reach a state of high activation, the likelihood of them learning and processing information is extremely low.

#2  Is he learning skills that will help keep him safe in the human world, no matter who is handling him?

It’s easy to fall into only teaching our horse how he needs to behave to make us happy, to avoid working in the areas that make us uncomfortable. However, at the end of the day if we don’t teach our horses how to behave safely around humans we are doing them a disservice. Horses don’t equate setting or respecting boundaries with love!

#3  Am I creating connection or programming cues?

The truth is when we are too focused on teaching certain aids/cues we start to treat our horses like machines. In turn, they become anxious about doing the right thing. When this happens we actually pull them into the human condition and they become less present in the moment. This leads to disconnect, the exact opposite of what we were striving for.

#4  Am I building trust or breaking it?

I think this question speaks for itself. Horses respond best when they feel like we are looking out for their safety and survival. Experience has taught me that if I am aware of the other three questions I can push my horse, and myself, out of our comfort zone while fostering trust and respect.

By developing some of the areas of horsemanship that are not so commonly discussed we can shift our perspective. We can move from having problems with our horses to consciously communicating with them. In bringing our awareness to these areas we create space for more presence, connection and transformation within our horse/human relationship. Our attention will then shift from solving problems to inspiring learning.

Sounds great, doesn’t it?


The Harmonious Horsemanship Course

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Are You Ready To Deepen Your Connection?

There is a place deep in our souls where horses touch us and awaken our hearts. This course shares a way of being with horses that
honours our equine partners, as well as ourselves. You’ll learn how to:

  • Communicate more clearly with horses
  • Understand what your horse is saying
  • Support a happy and willing equine partner

This course is a compilation of concepts, methods, tools and education designed to help participants discover what works best for them and the horses they interact with.

The Harmonious Horsemanship Course isn’t so much a training program as it is an exploration into the horse human relationship.
  • Four live online classes (recorded)
  • Online portal with videos & class resources
  • Optional hands on workshop add on

Yes, you'll learn the strategies behind everything you do, but more importantly, you'll walk away with a better understanding of your horse, and the ability to make the best decisions for them.

What's Covered In The Course...


Horse Psychology

Understanding where horses are coming from is an essential part of creating meaningful relationships with them. This includes understanding:

  • Horses as a species
  • Horses as individual and emotional beings
  • Horses in the human world

This module dives into how horses think, learn and process information, as well as understanding the natural instincts of horses.


Equine Body Language

The body language of horses is used by both domestic and wild horses. Whether we mean to or not, we are communicating through body language every time we are with a horse. In this module, you’ll learn:

  • The body language of horses
  • The keys to body language
  • Body language in every day interactions

Discover how horses converse through body posture, positioning, distance, movement, expression of body parts, energy and intent.


The Human Component

Communication is a meeting place for two beings to share their thoughts, perceptions, emotions and experiences. How you show up matters, so let's explore:

  • The language of energy
  • Self awareness
  • Understanding impact

By creating harmony within our own minds, bodies and spirits, we open the door for harmony in our relationships with horses.


It's About Partnership

Partnerships are created when two beings come together on common ground. In this module you'll explore how to find common ground through:

  • Leadership in the horse/human herd
  • Essential lessons for horses
  • Simple concepts for great horsemanship

At its best, horsemanship is a playground where connection, growth, joy and learning come together.

This Course Is For You If...

  • You genuinely want to have the BEST relationship possible with your horses
  • You love learning about & connecting with horses
  • Horses are your safe haven, where you go when you need to fill up
  • You are committed to giving your horses the best life possible

I'm Jodine Buydens

I'm an Equine Behaviour Specialist, author of If Your Horse Could Talk, and Pro-EFW Dual Certified Equine Professional, Learning Professional and Mentor. A lifelong horsewoman, I have dedicated my career to empowering and improving the lives of horses and humans through education, communication, and the depth of connection found through my teachings.

With over 20 years as a professional in the equine industry, I have a well rounded background in horsemanship, hunter/jumper and Equine Facilitated Wellness. 

"Jodine's practical and common sense teaching makes it easy for her students to understand exactly what it is they are trying to achieve. It is then no big deal to progress rapidly with their new found knowledge and Jodine makes it fun as well as informational."

- Jane Holderness Roddam

"What is important in Jodine's training methods is her consideration, making the journey safe, reasonable and heart centered, holding the well-being of the horse above the agenda of the human."

- Liz Mitten Ryan

"Jodine is deeply connected with horses. She combines this gift with an inquiring mind and the willingness to explore. She has done her research in the horse world, psychology, human dynamics and neuroscience. Horses understand Harmonious Horsemanship and benefit from this approach. "

- Deborah Marshall

The Harmonious Horsemanship Course

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This includes:

  • 4 Live Classes (all recorded in case you miss one)
  • Online Portal with additional class resources, including videos, pdf's & audios
  • Online Video Library that can be accessed at any time
  • Q&A time at the end of every live class

Register by March 6, 2024 and receive the the Calm & Confident Bundle as a bonus. This bundle includes:

  • Calm & Confident eBook
  • Calm & Confident: 5 Exercises that take 5 minutes or less
  • Calm & Confident Live Bonus Class

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