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Andrea is an educator, facilitator and dog and horse trainer living in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. The Alphabet Album grew out of her desire to raise the voices of many diverse and passionate animal people. Amanda, Ameera, Andrea, Ayoka, Chelsey, Dayna, Eva, Hannah, Holly, Julie, Karen, Karen, Kathryn, Kirsten, Leslie, Linda, Linda, Liz, Lucy, Oluademi, Sheila, Shelly, Stella, Tom, and Tracey are excited about this newest pilot - The Alphabet Album - and all the great conversations and learning it will provoke!

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About this course

What exactly are we going to cover?

Great question - and one harder to answer than it might seem as students influence where we stop and spend the most time  -but here is the syllabus!

Week One

Planning and Goal Setting

Why do it, and what’s the difference between the two?

Making planning and goal setting work for you.

Strategies: Finding Motivation


Week Two

It’s All in Your Head – brain research  to help you

Developing  Your Master Plan

First Stages of Goal Setting

Strategies:  Goal Setting Templates


Week Three

On Being Realistic

How does your horse life work for you? Self-evaluation and “the experts”

Record keeping:  stage one

Strategies:  Learning Styles and how you can use yours to benefit yourself


Week Four

Dealing with disappointment

Managing when the learning opportunity doesn’t mesh with your style - being coachable

Revisiting Goals

Record keeping: stage two

Strategies:  Finding Calmness in adversity  


Week Five:

Getting your riding issues under control

Showing success (even if it’s failure)

Change (what is it really good for?)

Strategies:  Dealing with Stress and Nerves


Week Six

Checking your goal development

Final tweaking of your master plan

Moving Forward

Strategies: The Dunning-Kruger Effect and Flea Circuses