“We’ve learnt so many things and the horses have improved their behaviour impressively. Tristan’s horsemanship and knowledge are admiring!” 

Beatriz Ferrer-Salat Spanish Olympian dressage rider

“Tristan has a special way with horses. I have learned not only how to handle behavioral situations on the ground but also while riding. His insight has shown me ways to help horses be more confident and happy in the work.” 

Ashley Holzer four-time Olympian dressage rider

It‘s time to rewrite your horse’s story 

 

Often when a horse has been showing certain behaviour for a long time, we tend to think it’s because of who the horse is.  

It becomes part of the ‘story’ of the horse. Include past experiences, breed etc. and we have a ‘story’ of who our horse is.  

But a horse only behaves and responds a certain way, because he doesn’t know there’s a better way to respond.  

Through years of working with horses I’ve realised that, despite the story:  


Every horse can feel CONFIDENT and RELAXED

So that also includes your horse. Your horse can also be confident and relaxed.  

As a horse owner you can rewrite your horse’s story by training your horse in the right way.  

By giving him the information he needs. That way he doesn’t have to rely on his natural instinct of survival.  

The TRT Training Program is designed to help you with this. It will give you the tools to mentally train your horse in the right way, step by step.  

Will you join horse owners from all over the world? From recreational riders to top level trainers and riders from all kinds of disciplines.

Who is the TRT Training Program for?

We have members from all over the world from all kinds of disciplines and levels, but the TRT Training Program is especially for you when:  


  • YOUR HORSE HAS A HIGH LEVEL OF TENSION  


  • YOU’RE STARTING THE TRAINING OF A YOUNG HORSE TO PREPARE HIM FOR THE RIDING 


  • YOUR HORSE IS SPOOKY 


  • YOUR HORSE HAS TENSION IN OTHER ENVIRONMENTS (LIKE COMPETITIONS)  


  • YOUR HORSE FEARS CERTAIN OBJECTS OR SOUNDS (LIKE THE CLIPPER)  


  • YOUR HORSE DOESN’T WANT TO LOAD OR THERE ARE ISSUES DURING TRAVELLING 


  • YOU FEEL INSECURE OR YOU HAVE FEAR AROUND YOUR HORSE OR WHEN RIDING  


  • YOUR HORSE HAS SEPARATION ANXIETY 


  • YOUR HORSE FEARS OTHER HORSES WHEN RIDING (LIKE OTHER HORSES APPROACHING)  

What is the TRT Training Program?

STEP BY STEP VIDEOS  

Clear and detailed videos in which Tristan teaches you the training method.

ASK QUESTIONS  

Ask your questions during the monthly live Q&A’s or even send in videos and get Tristan’s feedback.

11 BONUS VIDEO SERIES  

For specific problems like for example horse shyness, trailer loading, separation anxiety etc. which require a bit of extra training.

12 THEMES & CHALLENGES  

Every month we focus on one theme so you can get the best results.

SUBTITLES IN 3 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES  

The website and the Community is in English, but the training videos have French, German and Dutch subtitles.

POST YOUR RESULT  

You can post your video in our private community to share your progress with other TRT members.

 “Tristan has improved the communication between me and my horse Apart I.Dancer. Together we’ve regained our confidence. As a result, we’ve gone from the Fourth Level to Grand Prix.”  

Joyce Heuitink Dutch team coach and trainer Paralympic dressage squad

“What’s so wonderful about Tristan’s program is that it’s not only about solving a naughty horse or being able to work your horse on the ground. It’s totally comprehensive for our sport.”  

Nancy Lavoie Grand Prix dressage rider

The Three Steps of my Training Program  

To teach your horse to be confident and relaxed in any situation, you have to go through three steps with your horse.  

The three steps are as follows:


STEP #1 The Groundwork Pattern 

Even if you want to improve your riding or solve a problem with trailer loading, you first have to start with the Groundwork Pattern. In this first module of the Training Program we focus on finding your horse’s relaxed posture. When he’s able to relax in his body you can move onto step #2. This is the first step Tristan takes with every horse that comes in for training and can’t be skipped if you want to have good results. Tristan shows the Groundwork Pattern step by step and both with experienced as inexperienced horses

STEP #2 Working with The Tools

The next step is to teach your horse to find the relaxed posture from step #1 when there’s pressure. Tristan will teach you to work with the four types of pressure your horse can experience in our human environment. It’s about finding the type of pressure that gives your horse stress and teaching your horse to find the relaxed posture in that situation. Because a relaxed body will give you a relaxed mind.

STEP #3 Building the Bridge between the Groundwork and the Riding

In the final step you build the bridge between the Groundwork Pattern with The Tools and the riding. This is where you teach your horse to also find the relaxed posture and relaxed state of mind when there’s pressure while you’re riding. This is also the step you need if you want to overcome tension at competitions, fear of other horses, difficulties with getting on etc.

You’ll also get: 11 BONUS VIDEOS  

about specific situations and problems


It can be the case that your horse has specific problems like for example horse shyness, trailer loading, separation anxiety etc. which require a bit of extra training. Therefore we have the following bonus training videos:


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BONUS #1 Training a foal

BONUS #2 The bow

BONUS #3 Lifting front legs

Teach your horse from the very beginning how to be confident and relaxed in a human environment. 

The bow isn’t just a good yoga exercise, it’s also a fun activity!  

Some horses are unaware of the capability of their legs. The lifting of the front legs makes your horse aware of all the posibilities, creates more freedom in the shoulder and will eventually give your horse more swing in his movement.

BONUS #4 Going in and out of the stable

BONUS #5 Teaching the piaffe in-hand

BONUS #6 Clipping your horse

Because one of the members had a big issue with getting her horse into the stable, we’ve created this video to help her. Do you have a horse that’s afraid to go through small openings? If it is small or wide, high or low, this video will teach your horse to go through every door.

You can teach any exercise from the ground, including the piaffe. With this video you will learn how a horse should use his body, which aids you have to teach him and how you can eventually translate this to riding.

Fear of clipping is in the past. In this video I’ll teach you how to apply the learned skills from the module to the clipping of your horse.

BONUS #7 Trailer loading

BONUS #8 Separation anxiety

BONUS #9 Getting on the magical way

Trailer loading is a problem for a lot of horse owners, but there is a solution for every situation! This part of the bonus material consists of 5 (!) videos. Eventually your horse can load itself and he can stand calm and confident on the trailer.

Horses are animals that live in a herd and they don’t like to be left behind, but they can learn not to be insecure about it. This video can help you if your horse doesn’t want to be in the arena or stable by himself or finds it challenging to leave the field.

You can teach your horse to park itself next to the chair that you use to get on. You can always use this exercise (for example while hacking), but it’s also suitable for horses that have difficulty standing still while getting on.

BONUS #10 Horse shyness

BONUS #11 Going to a competition


In this video series you will learn all the skills to help your horse conquer his fear of other horses.

How can you best prepare your horse for a stressful, busy and strange environment such as a competition? In this video series I’ll show you how I handle this.

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Join us

And you’ll also get: 6 CASE STUDIES  


6 riders came to my stable with horses that had all kinds of problems, from general spookiness, horse shyness, getting tense during riding etc. You get access to the training videos to see how I solved these problems.


“From Tristan I’ve learnt that there are many ways to work with your horse even when you’re in a wheel chair. Because of his TRT method, my horse Uniek and I have gotten a stronger connection with each other.” 

Rixt van der Horst Part of Dutch Paralympic dressage squad, gold medallist WEG

“Tristan came to me in 2000 as a student. And very soon he became a friend and true horseman. I know many horsemen. But nobody as good as Tristan Tucker. Your friend, Morten Thomsen.” 

Morten Thomson International top trainer and rider from Denmark


Got questions?  

I’m here for you. When you start the program, you might run into questions. Well, the good news is… we have a very extensive database with all kinds of questions and answers to common problems and situations. But you can also ask your questions live during the monthly Live Q&A’&. You can even send in videos for more specific feedback. Isn’t that awesome? Oh and if you can’t make it live, you can simply watch the replay.


We have awesome members from 56 countries


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Not only do you get access to the Training Program, you’ll also get access to our Ccommunity where you can get in touch with members from all over the world. Share your stories, progress and support each other. You’re not alone on this journey.



What our members are saying about TRTmethod



  “I kept marveling in disbelief at how well the program works! I will use this program with any horse I am working with in the future. (By the way, I love the bonus videos and want to see more!)” 

Anne-Marie Kornachuk (CA)



“I’m very happy to have discovered the TRT method and of course recommend it to everyone who wishes to ameliorate the understanding and the connection with his horse.”

Séverine Philippin (BE)  



“Tristan has improved the communication between me and my horse Apart I.Dancer. I can now anticipate on her behaviour and together we’ve regained our confidence. As a result, we’ve gone from the Fourth Level to Grand Prix.”  

Joyce Heuitink (NL)



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