New 6-week Course starts Jan 22nd, 2023
WELCOME TO OUR NEW COURSE!
From Muggle to Magician - Making Magic with Horses
A unique group coaching program with LIVE online support that helps adult amateurs from a non-horsey family, and who are seeking understanding and connection, become the best stewards for their horse in 6 weeks, without conflicting data, lack of knowledge, or not knowing where to go for help, so they understand how and why horses think and react the way they do, to create a relaxed and confident relationship.
At the end of our course you will:
Have the ingredients YOU need to MAKE MAGIC with your equine partner
Sleep better, knowing you can make informed decisions about your horse’s care with confidence
BE ABLE TO EXERCISE LEADERSHIP that your horse needs from you
Be able to read your horse’s body language and communicate more effectively
Find clarity, connection and greater joy in every ride, drive, or simple grooming session.
Move from Muggle to MAGICIAN in the world of HorseCRAFT and make MAGIC with horses!
Are you searching for connection & clarity with your horse?
Does your dream of horse ownership not match your reality?
Are you confused by the many conflicting methods sold by trainers and searching for clarity?
As the daughter of an equine veterinarian and a competitor on the Canadian Equestrian Team, I saw EVERY ilk of horse and human under the sun. I developed a thesis on what is at the root of all great horse craft and I have a passion for spreading it, to help horses be better understood by their humans.
Together, my Dad and I have crafted a recipe for horse-loving Muggles in the world of HorseCRAFT to make MAGIC with their horses!
Unlike other courses, our course is delivered LIVE with a chance every week for a question and answer period.
6 weeks of LIVE classes
videos, audio clips, exercises and pdfs, to support YOUR learning style
the horse-human relationship of your dreams
LEARN FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS!
Paige Lockton-Wilde, International Three-Day Eventer, Pony Club ‘A’, Level III coach, Certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator, and HeartMath Practitioner.
1988 A Pony Club
1992 Alternate Barcelona Olympics
1999 Level 3 Coach
2002 Shortlisted World Equestrian Games
2015 Certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator
2020 HeartMath Practitioner
Writer, Storyteller, Pocaster, Educator
As an International Competitor in the sport of Three-Day Eventing - an old cavalry test that pushes the extremes of athleticism, bravery, speed and endurance - my horses far exceeded their DNA. Half-breeds and tiny traumatized mares, carried me to ridiculous heights, putting it all on the line for me, time and again.
Part of it, my Dad always argued, was just inherent – something you just couldn’t TEACH people! You were either a good horseman/woman … or you weren’t! This opinion was usually shared after a frustrating horse-human interaction we had witnessed – the human, all bad timing and working against what the horse so obviously needed. They weren’t noticing the little things, they were mechanical, with no connection.
“You can’t teach that, Paige!”, my Dad used to say, shaking his head ruefully.
It was something I came up against, all the time, with adult amateurs entering the horse industry, without the benefit of coming from generations of horse-people. It lead to a level of frustration for horses AND riders, as unrealistic expectations clashed alongside a lack of understanding the species. Unable to teach Magic to the average Muggle, I chose to leave the horse sport industry.
But now, I’m back and I beg to differ with my father! I KNOW that the magic can be taught and practised – a strength like building a muscle - because I have seen it happen!
I KNOW, because I LOST the magic. The very thing that defined me; the very thing I was known for; the only thing I wanted, more than anything! The thing I proposed to share with the world .. and yet it was frustratingly out of my own reach.
The stress and anxiety of bankruptcy, divorce, and cancer treatment during the covid 19 lockdown, stole the ‘magic’ I once took for granted; dogs barked at me, horses fled my presence. It was an awful place to be - on the other side of this chasm - a Muggle amongst Magicians.
And then I began a journey of learning that has seen me back to the other side; connecting again, like I used to! It was an exploration into the science of emotional regulation and our shared neuro-biology, that lead me to certification in Heart Math techniques. Now I am integrating new methods and technologies into classical horse craft. It gave me back what I lost and I am convinced it can help YOU, too!
I propose to take you through that same journey, so that you can build the skills and instincts you need, to connect like one of the God’s from your realm of the Horse Kingdom.
The learning combines traditional horsemanship, with science-backed exercises and stories of our own successes and failures over the years, to help you develop the instincts and environment your horse needs to thrive and connect with you.
A little about Chuck
My Dad, Chuck Lockton, was born and raised on a farm in Alberta. He spent much of his youth on horseback with his old dog Ring at his side and livestock to care for. He attended school in Nanton and gained entry to the wider world through Olds School of Agriculture and Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph (OVC ‘65).
His veterinary career includes equine practice in northern Ontario; work for the federal government as District Veterinarian; service aboard ship with horses sent overseas; work with the Inuit in the high Arctic; assisting in Wildlife relocation projects; and service on
the Foreign Animal Disease team. He also spent ten glorious summers as a cowboy in charge of a community pasture in the Alberta Rockies.