After twenty-six years of pioneering On-Target-Training, Positive Reinforcement Trainer and Animal Behavior expert Shawna Karrasch is focusing her talents towards Via Nova’s Priority to Positive® mission
After twenty-six years of pioneering On-Target-Training, Positive Reinforcement Trainer and Animal Behavior expert Shawna Karrasch is focusing her talents towards Via Nova’s Priority to Positive® mission

Shawna Karrasch Joins the Movement

Taking the Priority to Positive® Path

Via Nova Training is so pleased to announce that Positive Reinforcement Trainer and Animal Behavior expert Shawna Karrasch has officially joined the team. Celebrate this amazing synergy of talents, experience and resources, as Shawna and Via Nova prepare the opportunities for you to take the Priority to Positive® Path.

After two years of consulting with Terra Nova Training Center in Santa Fe, Shawna has decided to devote 100% of her time to broadening the Priority to Positive® horizons for equestrians under the recently launched Via Nova umbrella. She is thrilled to be a part of a movement she pioneered at the turn of the century. “To have the opportunity to expand the reach and impact of Positive Reinforcement (R+) Training is the primary reason I made the transition from my On-Target-Training business to focus fully on my work with Via Nova,” she explained. “We look forward to inviting all of you to join us in mastering a positive perspective with your horses.”

Shawna Karrasch Joins the Movement

Taking the Priority to Positive® Path

Via Nova Training is so pleased to announce that Positive Reinforcement Trainer and Animal Behavior expert Shawna Karrasch has officially joined the team. Celebrate this amazing synergy of talents, experience and resources, as Shawna and Via Nova prepare the opportunities for you to take the Priority to Positive® Path.

After two years of consulting with Terra Nova Training Center in Santa Fe, Shawna has decided to devote 100% of her time to broadening the Priority to Positive® horizons for equestrians under the recently launched Via Nova umbrella. She is thrilled to be a part of a movement she pioneered at the turn of the century. “To have the opportunity to expand the reach and impact of Positive Reinforcement (R+) Training is the primary reason I made the transition from my On-Target-Training business to focus fully on my work with Via Nova,” she explained. “We look forward to inviting all of you to join us in mastering a positive perspective with your horses.”

Via Nova Training

The Priority to Positive® Movement at Via Nova Training is based at Terra Nova Training Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a mission to provide riders around the world with the benefits of Positive Reinforcement Training. Happy horses are successful horses.

Visit Via Nova Training’s Website

Via Nova Training

The Priority to Positive® Movement at Via Nova Training is based at Terra Nova Training Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a mission to provide riders around the world with the benefits of Positive Reinforcement Training. Happy horses are successful horses.

Visit Via Nova Training’s Website

What is Priority to Positive®?

Via Nova’s goal is to introduce Positive Reinforcement (R+) training methods into the traditional horse world in a way that they will be understood, accepted and adopted. As a practical means to move forward, Via Nova has developed an approach called PRIORITY TO POSITIVE®.

Positive Reinforcement is a powerful means of motivating and communicating with any animal (or human!). Via Nova is committed to developing R+ principles and tools that are practical and advantageous in the riding and handling of horses in the real world.

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Shawna Karrasch: 26+ Years in the Industry

Shawna is a pioneer in the use of Positive Reinforcement Training with horses. Her powerful and humane behavioral training techniques are an eye-opening experience for equine professionals, competitors, and amateurs alike. She has produced books and videos, and traveled worldwide to teach the concepts of bridge conditioning and positive reinforcement for horses.
About Shawna Karrasch
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Photos of Shawna on this page by Mary Neiberg & Cathrin Cammett Photography

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