Create the Connection * Build the Bond * Restore the Relationship

Simple training solutions


Cooperative Care Training

When your equine needs medication, shots, or care from a professional, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether or not they’re going to let you treat them.

My cooperative care training programs help you and your equine experience stress free treatment for veterinarian, farrier and dentist visits, as well as caring for your animal yourself.

I work with all domestic and exotic ungulates, including horses, donkeys, mules, zebras, cows, deer, and more.

I can help you and your animal with:

  • Needle phobias

  • Preparing for the farrier

  • Preparing for the dentist

  • Clipper phobias

  • De-worming

  • Wound care

  • Emergency behavior modification
    for emergency care


Positive Reinforcement “Clicker” Training

Are you looking for ways to build a stronger bond with your equine? Maybe your equine can’t be ridden and you’re looking for something fun to do with them instead? Clicker training is the answer!

From learning fun tricks to resolving challenging behaviors, clicker training is fast becoming the go-to for people who want more from their relationship with their animals.

Clicker training can be done with any animal and is a fun and effective way to train your equine.

I can help you:

  • Learn how to use food in training, safely

  • Teach your animal fun tricks

  • Resolve problem behaviors

  • Train new behaviors or re-train old behaviors

  • Quickly and easily “catch” your equine, every time

  • Understand why your animals do the things they do


"I’ve been working with Michelle using her Virtual Coaching for the last few months with my little mule, Ferris. I am new to positive reinforcement training and found it frustrating. Since no one near me uses this training method for equines, the virtual coaching with Michelle has helped me and Ferris get through some of our more difficult issues. The instant feedback is invaluable to us. Michelle is so tuned into how animals, including humans, learn and think. She’s one of the best teachers I’ve known. I highly recommend her services to anyone who wants to develop a solid connection with their four legged friend, no matter what species. It’s easy, simple, affordable and best of all, fun." -Joanie Schneiber