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Horse education

I'm a freak over learning and education! I love to take complex ideas, organize them,  put them in a simple understandable way, and then present them to others. Here you will find links to my most current ideas, and to some of my older ones that still have loads to give! Enjoy!



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my 5 step system to Relax, Rewire, Release, Rebalance

My 5 Step System will....

  

- Teach you the secret to Relaxation and Ultimate Performance.

- Teach you the building blocks to a Safe, Predictable, Fun, High Performance Horse so you can live your dreams.

- Demystify the science behind Response vs Reaction.

- Show how all reactions/responses are negative/fear based or positive/confidence driven. Every stress has the opportunity to feed fear or build confidence.

- Teach a simple brain rewiring technique that changes the brain/body response to stress.

- Look at horses, humans and training from a different point of view, Science, to build ultimate partners and superior athletes.

- Show this works on every breed and for every discipline.


Learn More

For more details, videos and the most advanced complete information available, please check out Charlotte's Online Course, now available.  


Are you ready to skyrocket your understanding, techniques, performance and enjoyment to an entirely new level? 

Free Equine Endotapping video

Introduction to Equine Endotapping for Relaxation. See Step 1 in what you can do with the simple Tapping techniques Charlotte Cannon has refined!

Charlotte Cannon’s Deeper Understanding

What Makes the Horse the Way It Is

Science Makes Interpreting Behavior Simple

What Makes the Horse the Way It Is

The 3 Big Factors and how Charlotte Cannon's 5 Part Program addresses and 'fixes' them.

Equine Hierarchy of Needs

Science Makes Interpreting Behavior Simple

What Makes the Horse the Way It Is

 Horses and people have a Hierarchy of Needs, specific needs that must be satisfied in a specific order. Understanding these needs, and reading where our horses are in each moment, really benefits in our training process. 

1. Safety - SNS, 2. Comfort, 3. Food - SNS/PSNS, 4. Relaxation - PSNS, 5. Play - PSNS


Science Makes Interpreting Behavior Simple

Science Makes Interpreting Behavior Simple

Science Makes Interpreting Behavior Simple

What your horse's behavior can tell us,  and the science behind his behavior.  Learn about the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems and how they are the key to relaxation, joy and health.

Vagus Nerve

Horseman's Guide to Hormones

Science Makes Interpreting Behavior Simple

The Vagus Nerve is the key to the Autonomic Nervous System. Stimulating the Vagus Nerve will trigger PSNS. Find 20 ways to stimulate the Vagus Nerve in 20 Hacks To Relax.

Horseman's Guide to Hormones

Horseman's Guide to Hormones

Horseman's Guide to Hormones

We have 4 main positive Hormones/Neurotransmitters in our bodies and our horse's bodies. 

Learn how to understand and trigger them!

Emotional Body Mapping

Horseman's Guide to Hormones

Horseman's Guide to Hormones

 Perfect balance is the goal for every living thing. Perfect balance insinuates that the body and mind can be relaxed, and the horse will remain balanced, upright and with athletic potential. 

Muscle Chains

Window of Tolerance and Attachments

Muscle Chains

Dr Gerd Hershmann is one of the greatest thinkers and teachers of our time. He has written two books, "The Tug of War" and "The Balancing Act", that have enlightened horseman all over the world about equine anatomy. Gerd's concepts of the Upper and Lower Muscle Chains, and their releases, fascinate me. 


After studying these ideas, I also noticed a  relationship between these and the horse's brain, left side and right side. Plus I noticed the relationship between these and thoughts and emotions held physically within the body.

Fascia

Window of Tolerance and Attachments

Muscle Chains

We all know the sticky white stuff on the outside of a piece of chicken is the connective tissue called fascia. Until recently (like the past 5 years) not much was known about fascia. There were no big studies, no big focus. Now scientists and doctors have figured out fascia is so much more that the white stuff that fills in the space between the important stuff, like organs, bones, muscles, etc. The Fascial System might actually be the most important system in the body.

Window of Tolerance and Attachments

Window of Tolerance and Attachments

Introverts/Extroverts, What and Why Do You Care?

 The mind and body are interconnected. Everything in the mind will manifest in the body, and everything in the body will manifest in the mind. By learning to ‘read’ the body, one can read the mind. Different postures signal different things, both positive and negative, happening in the mind. Every emotion has an embodiment. Every degree out of balance the horse is in body or mind, will bring it out of balance that same amount in the other, creating degrees of fear and anxiety.

Introverts/Extroverts, What and Why Do You Care?

Introverts/Extroverts, What and Why Do You Care?

Introverts/Extroverts, What and Why Do You Care?

Is your horse an introvert or an extrovert? How understanding this help you both understand and connect better!

advanced techniques to deeper understanding

Overview of Techniques

Overview of Techniques

Overview of Techniques

See what's coming!

Playground of Safety

Overview of Techniques

Overview of Techniques

This may be the most powerful, yet underrated, exercise I've ever found and used!

Dancing Pete Rhodda creation.

Tapping/Endotapping

Overview of Techniques

Tapping Confidence Building Patterns

Charlotte Cannon’s Equine Tapping is an effective way to relax your horse, rewire your horse’s response to stress, release physical and mental/emotional braces or blocks so that your horse can achieve maximum balance and maximum athletic ability.

Tapping Confidence Building Patterns

Tapping Confidence Building Patterns

Tapping Confidence Building Patterns

Fear -> Curiosity -> Dominance -> Confidence  -> Indifference


Track It -> Touch It -> Step On It -> Wear It


Coming Soon

Tapping for Saddling Anxiety

Tapping Confidence Building Patterns

Tapping for Saddling Anxiety

Does your horse wiggle or freeze when you start to tack him or her up to ride? 

Does your horse 'pull back', or blow up and buck once the girth has been tightened?

Here is a simple answer to use the Tapping concept to rewire your horse's brain to feeling confidence instead of fear when you bring out the saddle.

Brain Gym Basics

Tapping Confidence Building Patterns

Tapping for Saddling Anxiety

  After studying the 26 Brain Gym movements created by Drs Paul and Gail Dennison, I was able to apply these to the horse, and figured out how to read which part of the brain he was using, which part needed to be ‘lit up’ to perform the task I desired, and how to integrate his whole brain to get the best performance  

Poles for Proprioception

Riding Techniques for Relaxation, Connection and Maximization

Riding Techniques for Relaxation, Connection and Maximization

Coming Soon

Riding Techniques for Relaxation, Connection and Maximization

Riding Techniques for Relaxation, Connection and Maximization

Riding Techniques for Relaxation, Connection and Maximization

  The horse is horse hardwired to mirror its herd for safety. When you are riding, holding the rope or connected at liberty, you and your horse are a herd of two. Do in your body what you want the horse to do in his body. If you are braced, your horse will be braced. If you are relaxed, your horse will be relaxed. By using the PSNS/dancer muscles in our body, we trigger PSNS in ourselves and the horse.

Body Awareness Illustration

Riding Techniques for Relaxation, Connection and Maximization

Power Patterns for Balance and Connection

Muscle Chains

Ultimate Relaxation Posture

Tension Posture

Posture and Leadership

Power Patterns for Balance and Connection

Power Patterns for Balance and Connection

Power Patterns for Balance and Connection

HH Calm Connection Exercises

Dancing Pete Block Exercises