Equine Affaire

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

Terry will be giving two seminars and a demonstration.


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

Thursday, November 9
Seminar Stage (Better Living Center)

The Bully in the Barn:
What Really Drives This Behavior and What To Do About It
Friday, November 10
Seminar Stage (Better Living Center)


Using Treats for a Relaxed, Polite and Motivated Horse
Friday, November 10
Equine Fundamentals Forum (Mallary South)

For more information see the Equine Affaire website.

Past Events


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!