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Alpha Natural Horsemanship

‘Ask with lightness, encourage without forcing, correct with softness’

Train-the-Owner/Trainer Program

Founded in 2001 by lifelong horseman, horse trainer, cowboy and teacher John Forgeron  – the Hands On Train the Owner Program focuses on teaching the owner while working with their horse.  John realized that horses already had all the skills they needed to thrive in their world. He discovered that understanding the psychology, behavioral traits, survival instincts, how horses think and communicate could become the basis for a deep, seamless and mutually beneficial human-horse relationship.   The relationship-based approach “Natural Horsemanship” is now recognized worldwide as an innovative and effective method of horse training.

The approach is to teach each horse owner to become his or her own horse trainer and to succeed by building a relationship of trust  and leadership with each horse.
  Of course, horsemanship skills are taught in the program, but the foundation of the method is built on the relationship as primary, with the principles of Body Language, Movement and Leadership as guides.

The Alpha Natural Horsemanship method enables horse lovers at all levels and disciplines to achieve:

  • Success without force

  • Relationship without dominance

  • Teamwork without fear

  • Willingness without intimidation

  • Harmony without coercion


What you will learn

You learn about yourself, you learn about communication, about leadership, about truthfulness, about consequence and responsibility.   Perhaps the greatest gift of all, however, is that they discover enhanced relationships and communication with everyone in their lives. 

Register for the Horse Training Course That:

  1. Teaches you to understand your horse’s disposition
  2. Helps you understand how horses think
  3. Shows you how to bring any horse into subjection
  4. Teaches you to overcome any bad habit in your horse
  5. Teaches you how to maintain control of any horse

Are you ready to improve your horsemanship? 


The Train-the-Owner Program is designed to teach the Natural Horsemanship methods on the ground and in the saddle in greater depth to people seeking more knowledge and understanding of equine. This program is an excellent educational opportunity for those of you who are looking to improve your personal communication and leadership skills.


“This program is an excellent educational opportunity for those of you who are looking to improve your personal horse training knowledge and skills. Not only can you gain more confidence but you will learn how to prevent or correct behavior issues should they arise.“

The methodology of the Program is in a league of its own. The uniqueness of the program is the ability for each individual to develop their own personal strengths to form their own training techniques.  The format of the program is consistently evolving to give each student the most updated and progressive training techniques available. Each lesson is taught in the safest method possible to ensure the safety of horse, trainer, and rider.


During this a hands on training program the lessons and objectives are clear and the steps are easy to follow logical for the horse.  My goal is to eliminate the guesswork from a trained horse.  I use the term trained to mean one that is safe, has respect, trust, a solid skill set and a lofty goal that you should always work toward.  This foundation program is ideal for any horse.  In a natural sequence you can take either a range colt, backyard pet or performance prospect through these steps and give them the start they deserves.  This program isn’t about being fast or slow, hard or soft, it’s about the owners and their horses and what’s best for them!

Each lesson presented explains what the goal is, why it is important and how to teach it.  I hear the case that “every horse is different” and that no plan can suit all of them.  This idea is only half accurate.  It is true that identifying a horse's Learning & Behavior Patterns will help determine the it’s best learning style and help us advance training enormously.  It is also true that far too many people do not take advantage of this social learning theory.  This is not a cookie cutter program by any means; in fact by understanding horses, learning how to communicate with them, having objectives and training plans with progressive steps we are able to complete each in a variety of ways best suited for us and our horses.  I will give clear instructions so you can concentrate on your horse and its progress. 

You will have much reason to celebrate at the conclusion of the program as you can then continue all of the skills taught and reach an even higher level of horsemanship and performance.  You will transform as a horseman; your ability to recognize and improve undesirable behaviors.  You will understand the root cause of the issue and know how to work on it to fix it.  You don’t have to “forget everything you know”, but through the program you will be amazed at how efficient and effective these lessons are and of course I provide you with ongoing support.




To introduce the Essentials of the ANH Train-the-Owner/Trainer training philosophies and  ANH horsemanship methods; to those looking to improve their training knowledge and skills.  This program helps individuals develop leadership skills, understand and communicate with horses along with individual learning differences and behavior patterns.



The many things that make the program unique is that it is simple, logical and easy to understand for the student and the horse.  It encourages both the individuals to think for themselves, solve problems and find new and better ways to do things!




“Students develop lifelong friendships, along with learning how to interact with others horses and humans!