F R E E   2   D A Y  O N L I N E
SOFTNESS SUMMIT
In association with 'Listening to the Horse'
Enjoy over 8 hours of free horsemanship, softness and partnership lessons, with inspiring horse people who listen to the horse
Discover how to improve your partnership, connection and develop softness.  Suitable for all levels, ages and disciplines of horses and riders! 

This event will bring together the horse inspiring horsemen and women in the world to teach you practical horsemanship training, online lessons and demonstrations to build a great relationship with your horse -  FREE for two days only! 
  • FREE ONLINE EVENT
  • Winter,  2020
  • FREE ONLINE EVENT | Winter, 2020

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Join thousands of horse owners just like YOU and improve your softness, groundwork and riding skills today!
FROM THE AWARD WINNING FILM STUDIO

of Grey Pony Films & Elaine Heney

PRAISE FOR ELAINE HENEY'S SUMMITS

"Now I have confidence that it is actually ok to continue with the walking and bending until relaxation and connection is achieved"

Your steadfast quality of committing yourself to the basics of relaxation is wonderful.  No learning can happen when you are not connected to the horses brain. Now I have confidence that it is actually ok to continue with the walking and bending until relaxation and connection is achieved, thank you!

"We can have a great connection to our equine friends"

We love knowing that we can have a great connection to our equine friends and communicate with them without having to adhere to some sort of method. Each one of them is so unique and connect in different ways. By honoring them, they have allowed us to become part of their herd.  Kimber, USA. 

"No one day is the same as the next with our horses"

"Ozzie's session was very helpful to remind us to be patient, that no one day is the same as the next with our horses, or us at times, and to change the plan accordingly. I will certainly be taking that reminder on board"

Now You’re Probably Wondering, What EXACTLY Will I Get Out Of WATCHING This ONLINE PURSUIT OF SOFTNESS Summit?
Great question, and I’m glad you asked.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover by joining the free Pursuit of Softness Summit:
  • How to start doing groundwork today to create softness and a great partnership with your horse.
  • The surprising way to go hiking and build confidence and connection with your horse.
  • How to help a worried horse to relax - even when no one else knew where to even start!
  • The truth behind improving transitions using feel & softness, on the ground and in the saddle
  • How the science of partnership affects you and nervous system that is responsible for 90%+ of what is going on inside of us.
  • Simple ways to use positive reinforcement during groundwork in the pursuit of softness.
  • The #1 weird way that improving yourself can have a dramatic effect on your interaction with horses. 
  • How to use softness to develop horse riding to an art form using centuries old traditions. 
The Pursuit of Softness Summit is hosted by award-winning film director, Elaine Heney
PLUS AS A SPECIAL BONUS FOR CLAIMING YOUR FREE TICKET YOU’LL GET …
Exclusive New Guide:
The Most Inspiring Softness Strategies & Lessons, FREE In This Exclusive Playbook
Discover the lessons and philosophies to truly listen to your horse with softness, and then build an awesome relationship with your horse, on the ground AND in the saddle!
Featured Expert Sessions
DAY 1 - Softness & Partnership
Yvet Blokesch
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
The incredible story of communication & softness with Yvet & Imola
Imola was a horse who would explode and had gotten dangerous to ride.  No one knew what to do with her. She couldn't even be brought safely out to the fields any more. She was very confused and difficult to work with. This is the story of Yvet & Imola, as they begin finding a connection together. 
Steve Halfpenny
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
How do we create softness which weighs nothing - both on the ground and when we ride?
What causes a horse to look soft? Steve describes the journey through relaxation, for the horse to weigh nothing, without a bit, and to be responsive to your aids, with a softness through the whole body, through lessons on the ground and in the saddle. 
Alexandra Clerc Fitts
Winter, 2020, Monday @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
How to offer the feel in different gaits with Alexandra & her Spanish horse
Alexandra worked with her 15 yo Spanish PRE stallion, showing how to offer a feel, suitable for any level or disciplined, from groundwork to riding work, to offer them clarity. This lesson is demonstrated using transitions both on the ground and in the saddle. 
Zsolt Varga
Winter, 2020, Monday @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
How to turn working with the horse into an art form
Discover the progression of softness in lateral movements on the ground with Zsolt Varga. Zolst was a rider at the prestigious Fürstliche Hofreitschule in Bückeburg, Germany, where he began to master the art of riding and the High School movements from the trainer Wolfgang Krischke.
Vivian Evans
Winter, 2020, Monday @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
Exploring softness through horse hikes & meditative experiences
Discover the power of hiking with your horse to build an awesome relationship together. 
Warwick Schiller
Winter, 2020, Monday @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
Change yourself to change the horse
In a recent trip to New Zealand, Warwick Schiller worked with a young, anxious horse who is pushing into and dragging her owner around. He explains how the more work you do on yourself, the better your horsemanship will become. 
Ben Longwell
Winter, 2020, Monday @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
Developing trust and softness during trailer loading
How to build confidence during trailer loading. and to approach this challenge in a way that makes sense to the horse. 
Elaine Heney
Winter, 2020, Monday @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
The 9 most useful lessons Ozzie has taught me about softness
Ozzie, Elaine's much loved 18 year old Connemara has taught her many lessons over the 13 years they have been together. Elaine shares her seven most useful lessons, from saddle fit & patience to balance & encouraging your horse to express himself. 
DAY 2 - Conversations with Softness
Ben Longwell
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
Creating softness by directing your horse's feet
How to create softness and direct your horse's feet in a number of ways when riding.  Focused on weight distribution in the hindquarter and forequarter yields. 
Carola Colson - van ‘t Hof
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
Softening up your horse during the saddling procedure
Got a horse who isn't relaxed or is worried when you are putting on the saddle? Carola shares how to calm your horse and give them confidence and softness during the saddling process. 
Monica Andreewitch
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
7 Conversations with 7 horses
Monica tells the story of her experiences with 7 different horses, working at her home base in the south of Spain. Enjoy her interactions with the horses, how she is reading their body language and using softness training in her work. 
Tanja Penders
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
From panic to softness through groundwork
Tanja demonstrates how to help a horse follow a feel, backup and move to develop softness without pulling, and explores the connection in advanced groundwork movements and liberty work.
Hannah Weston
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
Beginning softness by moving the shoulders
Hannah demonstrates how useful it is to teach your horse to move their shoulders on the ground, to improve their body awareness, using positive reinforcement techniques. 
Listening to the Horse
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
Episode 6
Explore many ways that you as a rider can improve your balance, posture and skills in order to improve your connection, communication & softness with your horse. 
Elaine Sanders
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
The foundation of partnership
How does the science of partnership affect you? Elaine explores the nervous system that is responsible for 90%+ of what is going on inside of us, and how this affects our relationship with our horses. 
Mathilde Denning
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
How you can connect more deeply with your horse - mentally physically and emotionally. 
Join animal communicator Mathilde as she shares how we can get more in tune with our horses, and how we can go beyond horsemanship & connect more deeply with our horses. 
Ben Longwell
Winter, 2020 @ 7:00 AM EST | 4:00 AM PST (USA time) | 12 Noon London | 11pm Sydney, AUS
Exploring the differences between a reaction and a response
A young horse needs help with working towards a response rather than a reaction, and how you can go beyond the basic levels of communication. 
How’d You Like To Access Over 8 Hours of World Class Horsemanship Masterclasses?
These sessions will show you how to truly listen to your horse, and improve your partnership, connection and develop softness. For a limited time, you can get FREE access to these exclusive lessons right here.
Why Should I Sign Up For the Pursuit of Softness Summit?
Once-In-A Lifetime Curated Summit Speakers &
Actionable Content
Inspiring groundwork and riding lessons and demonstrations, explained by kind and thoughtful horsemanship experts, hand-picked just for the Pursuit of Softness Summit.
You Don’t Even Need To Leave Your House — Attend From Your Computer, Phone or Tablet
There’s no flight or hotel room to book, and you don't need to arrange someone to mind your horses… saving you thousands of dollars, unpaid work leave, and time away from your family.
You Don’t Even Need To Leave Your House — Attend From Your Computer, Phone or Tablet
There’s no flight or accommodation to book… saving you thousands of dollars, unpaid work leave, and time away from your family & horses.
World-Class Quality Content
This not your ordinary horse training event. We take pride in delivering you lessons from those who listen to the horse, so that you can build a kind and wonderful relationship with your horse. 
Because we Listen To The Horse
Learn how to improve your groundwork and riding skills, without using gadgets or fear or intimidation, to develop lightness and softness and protect your horse's long term health
Listening To Your Horse
Learn how to improve your groundwork and riding skills, without using gadgets or fear or intimidation, to develop lightness and softness and protect your horse's long term health.
Horsemanship & Softness Strategies Revealed By The Top Horsemanship Trainers In The World

Your journey to a great connection with your horse could go in one of two ways... 

Long and Difficult Way
  • You could stop spend thousands dollars and countless hours on Youtube, trying to implement confusing and frustrating horsemanship strategies you've learned from "so-called experts" who do not consider your horse's health :( 
Easy & Fast Way
  • You could sign up for Pursuit of Softness Summit today and get real insights from kind and inspiring horse people, and a step-by-step guide to improving your partnership, connection and develop softness with your horse.
If you’re looking for traditional, gadget-filled, horse training - then you’ve come to the wrong place.
If you’re looking for the top HORSE people, that are both inspiring and kind to the horse, then you’re right at home.
MEET YOUR HOST
Elaine Heney
Hi, I’m Elaine Heney. I'm a film producer, and director of the award-winning movie docu-series 'Listening to the Horse'
My mission is to help horse owners around the world to listen to their horses and build a great partnership together. If you are ready to put in the work, I’m here to show you the way.
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