Terra Nova Training Center

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Train with Shawna:

Terra Nova is Shawna’s home base, and she is currently conducting clinics and workshops there. For her current schedule, please see Terra Nova’s calendar here.

Learn More About Terra Nova:

Terra Nova Training Center, here in Santa Fe, New Mexico is dedicated to introducing positive reinforcement(R+) training to the mainstream horse world and it is the first of its kind. We are exploring new territory, breaking new ground.

Recognition and understating of R+ is growing worldwide.  We are dedicated to helping this groundswell movement to expand.  We focus on implementing science-based training techniques to improve the horse’s performance, emotional well-being and quality of life.

I have watched the awareness grow over the past 25 years of utilizing the marine mammal training techniques with the horse world.  However, as it grows so do the misconceptions that can hinder any training curriculum. We are giving people a place to learn how to get hands on experience. Teaching them how to incorporate the training into their current training plan.  Understanding how a horse learns and thinks is the basis for a solid foundation.  Whether the goal is to master international competition, to raise a happy, well adjusted horse, problem solving or to overcome challenging behavioral issues, we are here to help people get it right.

Terra Nova Training Center is also a working barn that focuses on three day eventing and dressage. Of course it doesn’t stop there as we work with people of any discipline.  After all, good horsemanship is good horsemanship.

We are currently developing a pavilion for positive learning and building a lovely Santa Fe style guest house for participants.  Guests can attend clinics and intensive learning workshops. They can also bring their own horses or work with our group of R+ horses.

Needless to say, after 25 years of struggling to raise awareness it is amazing to see the changes that are taking place worldwide. And I am honored to be a part of this exciting new endeavor.

Terra Nova Training Center

We hope that we will see you soon!

~~Shawna