Events


Progressive Equine Forum

February 23–26, 2018
Orlando, Florida

Invitation-only conference for horse trainers with a positive training perspective. We’ll be networking and sharing info.

 

Problem Solving Your Problem Animal

An evening discussion with animal behaviorist and trainer Terry Golson

Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00–8:30pm
Dover-Sherborn High School Room 206

Fee: $30

Do you have a rude dog? A horse that bolts? A cat that destroys furniture? Chickens that stay outside instead of coming home to roost? Using ethology and behavior science, Terry will give you a way to problem solve these problem behaviors. By knowing the basic nature of your animal, combined with understanding how they learn and cope with their environment, will enable you to live more peacefully with your animals. Recommended reading (though not required) Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor.

Online registration here.

For more information see the Dover-Sherborn Community Education catalog.

 

Equine Affaire

April 12–15, 2018
Ohio Expo Center
Columbus, Ohio

Terry will be giving two seminars and a demonstration at Equine Affaire in Ohio.

Seminars

Barn Sour
And Other Behaviors that Keep Your Horse from Going Where You Want It To Go
Thursday, April 12, 2018
1pm–2pm
Seminar Stage, Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center

The Bully in the Barn:
What Really Drives This Behavior and What To Do About It
Friday, April 13, 2018
4pm–5pm
Seminar Stage, Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center

Demonstrations

Using Treats for a Relaxed, Polite and Motivated Horse
Friday, April 13, 2018
12pm–12:45pm
Demo Ring, Celeste Center

Check back here soon for more details, or see the Equine Affaire website.

 


Past Events

 

Equine Affaire

November 9–12, 2017
Eastern States Exposition
West Springfield, Mass.

Terry gave two seminars and a demonstration.

Seminars

Barn Sour
And Other Behaviors that Keep Your Horse from Going Where You Want It To Go

The Bully in the Barn:
What Really Drives This Behavior and What To Do About It

Demonstrations

Using Treats for a Relaxed, Polite and Motivated Horse

 

Positive Reinforcement Clinic

Saturday, January 30, 2016 8:30am – 12:30pm
Hermitage Farm, 179 Cherry Lane, Durham CT 06422

 

Training Horses with Rewards, a Porch Chat

Tuesday July 28, 2015 6:00pm–7:00pm
Complete Equestrian Saddlery
Bedford, MA

How do you reward a horse? Have you heard the terms “positive reinforcement,” “clicker training,” “pressure and release,” and “natural horsemanship?” What about “respect,” “dominance,” “compliant” and “cooperative?” They’re not the same! Terry Golson from The Cooperative Horse will lead the discussion. We’ll delve into the science behind what motivates behavior and makes training sessions successful. Lemonade and cookies on the porch. Free! Stop by anytime between 6 and 7 pm on Tuesday, July 28 at the Complete Equestrian Saddlery in Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

Horse Behavior Chat

Tuesday June 30, 2015 6:00pm–7:00pm
Complete Equestrian Saddlery
Bedford, MA

Come for a casual chat on the porch at the Complete Equestrian Saddlery, in Bedford, Massachusetts. I’ll get the discussion going, talking about horse ethology (the study of animal behavior in the natural environment.) There is new and insightful research into horse ethology that can help every owner better care for and train her horse. Find out what scientists are discovering about herd behavior, aggression, dominance, leadership, friendship, and more. Scientists are out in the field (literally!) and what they’re learning is upending many common assumptions. Let’s chat about the research and how it can help us to better understand and communicate with our horses. Cold drinks and cookies will be served. 6 to 7 pm. Free!