Is the Confidence Fix program a "work at your own pace" or is this a timed program, lasting only so long?
This is a 'work at your own pace' program. When you join you get instant access to all the lessons & training resources and 4 years access to watch everything.
When I start the Confidence Fix™ program, how many days will it take for me to see my horse start to grow in confidence?
While every horse & situation is different. But you should start to see your horse become more confident & relaxed in as little as 2-3 groundwork sessions.
How long does each session with my horse need to be?
We believe in quality, not quantity. And luckily, so do our horses! We would recommend two groundwork sessions with your horse each week. Plus with our thoughtfully designed ‘small chunk’ exercises & strategies, you’ll be able to have fun and completely avoid overwhelming your horse!
We get snow here in Ireland in the winter, so I totally understand! For me, I like to use the bad weather in the winter to concentrate more on groundwork & confidence building
with my horses. That way I can keep working with my horses, even during the winter
. And I don't feel bad we've done nothing in months due to hard ground or snow. All of these lessons in the Fix are designed to be fairly short. Think 10-15 minute sessions,
And they can really help your horse. For me, these exercises are a way to keep in stay connected to my horse over the winter. Then once the spring arrives, as I've built up a ton of confidence over the winter, we can get back to a lot more riding & fun activities in the fine weather. You also get 4 years access to this program, so once you purchase it you can work through it as slowly or quickly as suits you.
What is the difference between the Confidence Fix™ & the 100 Miles a Month™ challenge?
So these are totally different programs - and I highly recommend both of them! The 100 miles is all about starting where you feel safe leading your horse in hand, and gradually going out & about, building confidence in new places with your horse. So it's about the miles :) The Confidence Fix you can do in an arena or paddock. It's about getting your horse used to a lot of different scary situations & building their confidence. Walking 100 miles is not required.
What is the difference between the Confidence Fix™ and the Listening to the Horse Method™?
The Confidence Fix™ is all groundwork and it only focuses on confidence building tasks in hand. The Method is both groundwork and riding, and is much less focused on confidence. If confidence is the biggest issue you have I’d choose the Confidence Fix™. If confidence isn't a major issue that’s holding you back, I’d go for the Listening to the Horse Method™.
I’ve tried other desensitising programs in the past and they haven’t worked. How will the Confidence Fix™ be different?
The Confidence Fix™ is not a ‘desensitisation’ program. We don’t want your horse to become desensitised to the world! Instead this program helps you to help your horse become braver & more relaxed, while keeping their wonderful sensitivity & focus - which is what you will need for an advanced riding horse - safely in place! How cool would it be to have the bravest horse in your barn or local area that also out-performs every other riding horse nearby also?!
Is the Confidence Fix™ suitable for new horses or first time horse owners?
110% yes! The first step for any horse-human partnership, is to work together and build confidence. It is magical to see how with confidence, how much trust & connection develops and how you can build an awe-inspiring partnership with your horse! So it’s perfect if you are the proud owner of a new horse, or if your horse is the proud owner of a first time human!
What is the format of the Confidence Fix™?
When you join, you will get a grateful kiss from your horse (who doesn’t love a horse smooch?!) plus instant access to all the modules & bonuses in the Confidence Fix. If you purchase the VIP edition, you also get 8 weeks access to our online coaches, in our private students facebook group, to ask their advice on any questions you have. And the great news is that this group access & our daily 'get all your questions answered' coaching support begins the day you join the VIP edition of this program!
Does the Confidence Fix™ include both groundwork & riding lessons?
All of the modules & bonuses in this program can be done on the ground. Groundwork is the best way we’ve found to help both you & your horse build confidence. But because we also know that no hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle :) you can also repeat a lot of these exercises in the saddle also if you want to :)
How old does my horse & I need to be for the Confidence Fix™?
At Listening to the Horse, we understand that the earliest a horse’s body will be physically mature is at 5.5 years of age. As this course can all be done on the ground, all horses have to be 4 years of age or over. We are very mindful not to do too much work with young horses who are not yet fully developed. You must be over 18 years of age to purchase or use any of our products, courses or any items or online training solutions.
My horse sometimes demonstrates behaviour that is a major safety concern - such as rearing, biting, bucking, bolting, etc. It this course suitable for me?
No, this course does not address or fix major behavioural problems. We would advise you to contact your vet as a lot of these types of issues begin with pain the horse has.
I’m too busy right now! If I purchase now, can I do this course when I have more time?
Absolutely! I know it’s a crazy time in the world right now, so that’s why you get unlimited 24/7 access to all the course modules and bonuses, on all your smartphones, laptops & ipads, for 4 years from the date of purchase or the life-time of this course, whichever is greater.
What currency are the prices in?
All our prices are in USD dollars. I know that takes a bit of head scratching if you live in Europe or Australia, but I’ve found this handy website
that makes it easy to convert the numbers into your local currency :)
If you live in Europe, then the grey suits in Brussels have said that all online businesses have to charge Europeans VAT. I’m sorry about that. Trust me, horses are a lot simpler to figure out, than keeping up with all this VAT stuff!
Do you have a refund policy?
Yes, you bet we do! When you buy the Confidence Fix™, you also get our ‘no horsing around’ guarantee! If you don’t get all the tools & skills you need to create a relaxed & calm horse (even if you've lost a little confidence too!) and see your horse grow in confidence & relaxation in the first 14 days, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll happily give you your money back!
What is the refund policy for the payment plan option?
You have a 14 day 100% money back refund policy. If you decided to cancel after this time, there is no refund, as the 14 day refund period has expired. If you miss or cancel payments in the payment plan, your access to this program will end.
What if I’m still not sure?
Don’t worry :) The good news is that I’m usually online every day, so just drop me an email with any questions you have to email@example.com, tell me about your horses & your situation, and I will give you my honest advice on whether the Confidence Fix™ is right for you or not.