Welcome to Aeron’s Natural Horsemanship page! This site will highlight all things NH, ranging from the general to the specific, as well as provide information about bitless riding, barefoot trimming, and other forward-thinking philosophies. I believe all of these things greatly benefit every horse, and we owe it to our equine friends to make them as happy and comfortable as we can, right? For a brief description of Natural Horsemanship, click on the “What Is Natural Horsemanship?” link on the left. There are also links for bitless riding, and barefoot trimming. I add more content to this site almost every day, so be sure to bookmark it and check back every once in a while to see what’s new.
It has been over a year since I started my new reality show, “Flip That Horse!” in which I take a rescued horse, re-train it, spruce it up, and try to find it a great home. (See link at left for more info). A portion of the profits will be donated to a local animal rescue group. You can watch the episodes here, or on YouTube (you can also buy the DVD which has all the episodes). Be sure to watch them all from the beginning to see how our first project, a young palomino filly named Sundance, goes from uncatch-able and un-halter-broke to a calm, willing partner.
Another project I am most excited about is my halter invention (Provisional Patent received) called the Aeron Riding Halter. It is a bitless riding halter/bridle in one, and is great for trail, endurance and any type of Natural Horsemanship riding… a big improvement over the traditional rope halter and lead arrangement! Already doing well on ebay, several online tack shops have started to carry them, both in the US and abroad. For more information on this halter and how to order it, click on “Aeron Riding Halter” on the left.
Good news! “Sundance” has sold! Congratulations to Mychelle D. and her daughter Ashley on purchasing this gorgeous filly! If you would like to buy the DVD (only $12.95 + S&H) of all the “Sundance Episodes”, click on the Tack Shop on the left. Sundance is also the star of my DVD showing how to teach a horse who is terrified of the trailer how to load calmly and quietly.
I will continue to add lots of useful links to other great sites as I go. This site is meant to be fun, informative and get you inspired. Let me know what you think! And let’s keep it positive, please! : ) ~Aeron
Click here to read the article about me in this month’s Middleburg Life newspaper!
Here is what people are saying:
I saw you at the 2008 Va Equine extravaganza and purchased your riding halter. I have a horse that is a nervous wreck with any bit in his mouth. I was somewhat fearful of riding in “just a halter”, but got up the courage to do it anyway and I could not believe the difference in my horse. His head went level, and the nervousness disappeared like magic. It truly was amazing. Now I ride him everywhere in it–he is very light with it and I just wanted to thank you for encouraging me to try it. It is a wonderful product.” -Marylin Zorn
“Aeron, we received the DVDs on Thursday, watched the Trailer Loading DVD that night, and the Flip That Horse DVD on Friday night. All I can say is they were GREAT. Please let us know if and when you come out with more training DVDs. We put some of your lessons to work on our horses Saturday at the barn and they work. Thank you, Greg and Sherry Melville”
|“I absolutley love [the halter]! It fits her beautifuly! No more raw spots from the halter. I thank you and my baby does too..she didnt even get upset when I put it on her! It was so light weight and alows her skin to breath..thanx again Aeron..you and your videos have been a tremendous help to me and I have established a much better relationship and communication with my horse..thanx again! YOU ROCK! -Kimberly Barnes”
Hi Aeron – just received my riding halter, reins, and hoof picks in the mail today. All well packaged and very speedy delivery! Extremely impressed with the quality of your product and I really think you’ve got it cased for the perfect setup for bitless riding. I endurance race and have tried numerous other bitless bridles, but they’ll be showing up for sale pretty soon on e-bay! The reins were better than expected and are the perfect weight for a long day on the trail. Love the unique hoofpicks – one for me, and one as a gift for my instructor. Thanks for a perfect transaction and good luck with your many endeavours! – Anne Barlow