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Get a relaxed horse in every situation.

Every horse can be confident and relaxed in every situation. It’s all about giving your horse the right tools. I’ll help you with that.

Trusted by more than 35,000 equestrians

Get a relaxed horse in every situation.

Every horse can be confident and relaxed in every situation. It’s all about giving your horse the right tools. I’ll help you with that.

Trusted by more than 35,000 equestrians

Get a relaxed horse in every situation.

Every horse can be confident and relaxed in every situation. It’s all about giving your horse the right tools. I’ll help you with that.

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Your horse doesn't want to feel tense

Imagine feeling tense and stressed all the time, worrying if something life-threatening may happen to you.

That doesn’t sound like you’d would be able to enjoy your life, right? 

Well, it’s the same for your horse. If you have a horse that easily gets afraid, tense or anxious, he won’t feel comfortable. He doesn’t enjoy feeling that way.

If he knew he had the option, he would rather feel relaxed and confident. 

Because no horse wants to feel tense. 

But he doesn't know there's another way...

Your horse doesn’t know he can respond in a different way. Rather than relying on his natural instinct and getting all tense. 

Because horses are born only knowing how to survive in nature. They aren’t taught how to deal with all the pressures in our human environment. 

Pressures like getting on the trailer, being in the arena with other horses and going to new environments.

Some horses have a high level of tolerance for those situations and seem to be able to deal with it. Other horses, probably like your horse, are more sensitive. They are the ones who would notice danger miles ahead. 

That’s helpful in nature. But it doesn’t serve them in the situations we bring them into.

However, it’s our responsibility to show our horses how to feel comfortable and relaxed in all situations. 

“My message is that every horse can be confident and relaxed. It just takes the right training.”

“My message is that every horse can be confident and relaxed. It just takes the right training.”

That's just the way he is?

A lot of riders think their horse behaves in a certain way because that’s just the way is he. Or… he’s always been like that.

We start to believe a horse can’t change and that his behavior is part of his character. That it’s part of the way he is, but I’m here to tell you that’s not true

As a matter of fact…

Every horse can feel confident and relaxed.

I’ve worked for more than 30 years with all kinds of horses. From wild horses in Australia to the sensitive warmbloods in Europe. 

I’ve worked with horses from different disciplines, breeds and ages and they all had one thing in common…

They could all learn to feel confident and relaxed. 

"Yeah, but my horse is different..."

We tend to believe this is different for our own horse.

So many times I’ve heard someone say whenever they wanted to bring in a horse for training: “Wait until you see my horse. He’s different.”

But, he wasn’t.

Somehow we can’t imagine our horse being relaxed in all situations. Not showing the unwanted behavior. We have started to believe the story that’s in our head. That our horse is a special case. But…

... he's not.

And be thankful for that, because it means your horse can change his behavior.

He can also feel confident and relaxed. He can also feel like he’s in control of the situation and feel comfortable. He doesn’t need to be living with fear and anxiety. 

This will work for you if you have one of the following problems:

This will work for you if you have one of the following problems:

Tension and spookiness under saddle

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Tension at competitions

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Fear of other horses

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Separation anxiety

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Tension during clipping, shoeing etc.

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Trailer loading and travelling

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Leading and handling

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“Problems don't define your horse. It's not part of who he is. He simply behaves that way because he doesn't know there's another, less stressful way, to respond.”

“Problems don't define your horse. It's not part of who he is. He simply behaves that way because he doesn't know there's another, less stressful way, to respond.”

I've developed a system to solve these problems

In the last 30 years I’ve worked with all kinds of horses, from wild horses and racehorses in Australia, to warmbloods and Icelandic horses in Europe and the United States. 

This has given me the opportunity to develop my own system

A system to help horses feel more relaxed in confident. A system that gives them tools so they don’t have to rely on their natural instinct. 

I call this system the TRT method and I feel very grateful that, so far, I’ve had the opportunity to help thousands riders and horses

And the good news? With receiving success stories from all over the world, we now know that anyone can do TRT method.

 

I've developed a system to solve these problems

In the last 30 years I’ve worked with all kinds of horses, from wild horses and racehorses in Australia, to warmbloods and Icelandic horses in Europe and the United States. 

This has given me the opportunity to develop my own system

A system to help horses feel more relaxed in confident. A system that gives them tools so they don’t have to rely on their natural instinct. 

I call this system the TRT method and I feel very grateful that, so far, I’ve had the opportunity to help thousands riders and horses

And the good news? With receiving success stories from all over the world, we now know that anyone can do TRT method.

 

How will TRT method help you?

The idea behind the TRT method is that it teaches your horse to control his own level of tension. Not only when you’re with him, but also when you’re not around

So that when something ‘scary’ happens, your horse will know what to do to feel more comfortable, to feel more relaxed. It’s a bit like how you would do a breathing exercise to calm yourself right before you have to give a presentation.

With TRT method you give your horse similar tools and is set up as follows:

Three phases to get relaxation in every situation

For your horse to feel confident and relaxed in every situation, you’ll go through three phases. The first phase is all about your horse becoming relaxed in his body. You’ll accomplish this by doing certain exercises on the ground.

 And don’t worry, we’ll get to the riding if that’s where you experience most of the tension. But it’s important to start on the ground. 

The second phase is where you introduce ‘scary’ situations to your horse. This is NOT meant to let your horse get used to the scary situation. But it’s an opportunity to teach your horse how to respond in such a situation

And that’s to find the relaxation from the first phase. 

Finally, the third phase is where you make the transition to the riding. That’s where you do the same exercises as in phase one, but this time from the back of your horse. 

I also explain what the phases look like in this video:

“As horse owners, it's our jobs to give our horses a life better than nature intended.”

“As horse owners, it's our jobs to give our horses a life better than nature intended.”

Introducing to you:

Reduce Tension Course the #1 online training program

You get the following online Training Modules:


#1 Find relaxation

Learn how to find relaxation at any moment through teaching your horse new empowering movements.


#2 Build confidence

Teach your horse to respond relaxed instead of spooked when faced with scary sounds, items, or moments.


#3 Transfer to the saddle

Master the first two steps under saddle, giving you and your horse a relaxing start and end to every ride.


#4 Trailer Loading

Teach your horse the ins and outs of the horse trailer and solve any issues related to trailer loading and traveling. 


#5 Compete Stress-Free

Follow Tristan on a competition and get practical tips and tricks for competing without tension, start to finish.


#6 Horse Shyness

Watch the documented step-by-step journey of a horse-shy horse learning to be confident around other horses again.


#7 Separation Anxiety

Watch several case studies and learn useful tips and tricks to help your horse feel confident when alone.


#8 Leading to the field

Learn how to lead a hot-headed horse safely, even if you just have a couple of minutes each day.


#9 Clipping

Discover how to (re)introduce the clippers in a safe, calm and empowering manner and clip stress-free each year.


#10 Going in and out of the stable

Solve issues related to going in and out of the stable, wash bays, or other tight spaces your horse feels uncomfortable in.


BONUS: #11 Off the horse

Prepare yourself in the best way possible by trying everything without a horse first. You’ll be aware of common mistakes and will be able to prevent them before they happen. You’ll get immediate and FREE access to this course at the moment of release in April 2022.

Reduce Tension Course All the tools you need to solve any behavioral problem

Reduce Tension Course All the tools you need to solve any behavioral problem

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&As or even send in videos and get Tristan’s feedback.

7 SPECIFIC PROBLEM MODULES

From clipping stress-free to solving trailer loading problems.

ONE YEAR ACCESS

Get Full access to all the training material and new material we’ll add.

CONNECT WITH OTHER MEMBERS

in our TRT Online Community and share your experiences.

FAQ DATABASE

With more than 200 questions, chances are you’ll find an answer to your question to help you in your training.

Can I do this all by myself...?

To be honest, when I launched the first version of the Reduce Tension Course back in 2015, I wasn’t sure if people would be able to do it just based of the online training. 

But I was really amazed when I started to see the results of the members in the Community

Truth to be told… they were even doing is better than the students I was teaching at my own stable. 

It turns out that watching the videos and doing everything step-by-step is extremely valuable

Can I do this all by myself...?

To be honest, when I launched the first version of the Reduce Tension Course back in 2015, I wasn’t sure if people would be able to do it just based of the online training. 

But I was really amazed when I started to see the results of the members in the Community

Truth to be told… they were even doing is better than the students I was teaching at my own stable. 

It turns out that watching the videos and doing everything step-by-step is extremely valuable

But what if I get stuck or have questions?

We totally understand the importance of being able to ask questions and to get help.

That’s why we have our live Q&A sessions where I answer questions. You can even send in a short video clip to get more precise feedback from me. 

In this video I explain to you what the Live Q&A’s are about:

Besides the Q&As we also have a database with 200+ questions asked by our members which I’ve answered. 

Live Q&As

Ask questions and send in videos and get live feedback.

Hosted monthly

Get free access to all the Live Q&As and the replays.

Access to the FAQ list

Database with 200+ questions and answers.

But what if I get stuck or have questions?

We totally understand the importance of being able to ask questions and to get help.

That’s why we have our live Q&A sessions where I answer questions. You can even send in a short video clip to get more precise feedback from me. 

In this video I explain to you what the Live Q&A’s are about:

Besides the Q&As we also have a database with 200+ questions asked by our members which I’ve answered. 

Live Q&As

Ask questions and send in videos and get live feedback.

Access to the FAQ list

Database with 200+ questions and answers.

Hosted monthly

Get free access to all the Live Q&As and the replays.

We also have a Community of 35,000 members to help you

Besides the Q&As, our team you can always reach out to ánd the database with 200+ questions, we also have a supportive community of like-minded horse owners from all over the world.

What’s so unique about this community is the willingness to help and support each other. Everybody cheers for each other and there is no judgement. 

What’s also a cool element of the Community, are the challenges. Every month you can enter a challenge to improve your skills and you can also win cool prizes along the way.

I explain more about the challenges in this video: 

Now is the time to rewrite your horse's story

Are you ready?

Give your horse a life better than nature intended. He deserves it and so do youKnow that me and my team are here for you to help

Get started with the Reduce Tension Course and get all the tools you need for your horse to be relaxed and confident

And to make it even better, we have an amazing offer for you.

 

Get the Reduce Tension Course with 40% off!

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  • 90 -day full money back warranty
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Questions?

Are you in doubt whether this training is suitable? Or do you perhaps have another pressing question? Read our answers to frequently asked questions.

TRT Method is developed around the basic principles of teaching your horse to manage himself in all situations.

You’re giving them the tools they need to be successful in moments they feel insecure or scared.

That includes any problem you’re experiencing with them at this moment, even if it’s not listed above.

If you’re still not sure how to incorporate the groundwork and the tools with your horse, you can always ask advice from Tristan during the Live Q&A!

The most important thing to consider when training TRT Method with your horse is that you’re showing them a good self-management and a change of mindset.

You’re giving your horse the tools to succeed in the human environment at any given moment, when they’re alone and when they’re not.

This means that your horse will remember the tools you handed to them and will use them to relax even when you’re not around.

Additionally, if correctly taught, the TRT training will not interfere with any other training; instead, it will only enhance it!

Every horse comes with only the knowledge of how to survive in nature. And that’s okay… for a horse that lives in nature.

It’s not okay when you want to work with your horse and you bring him into our human environment.

Because the blueprint they have of the world doesn’t prepare them for competitions and every situation we will bring our horse into.

These situations will seem life-threatening and our horse will respond based on his blueprint with either a fight or flight reaction.

Instead, you want to teach your horse there’s a better way to respond. Through groundwork, you can help your horse feel confident and in control of their own body. They learn to manage themselves instead of relying on outward factors.

And we teach you how to do that with the TRT Method.

 

With the Solving Behavioral Problems course, you’ll get the following training modules: 
– Foundation Course: Groundwork
– Foundation Course: Tools
– Foundation Course: Riding
– Problem: Trailer Loading
– Problem: Compete stress-free
– Problem: Horse Shyness
– Problem: Separation Anxiety
– Problem: Leading to the field
– Problem: Clipping
– Problem: Going in and out of the stable

These are all the tools you need to solve any behavioral issues you might be experiencing with your horse. The work you put in the foundation modules will help provide the solution for the individual problem.

It’s a process that might take time, but every horse can change! Remember that the community is here to help. You can ask fellow members for advice in the Training Questions board, or you can join in on the monthly Live Q&A with a video and I’ll answer your question personally.

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

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, 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.

So that also includes your horse!

Welcome, rookie!

Once you’ve chosen to become a member, we’ll email you a set of login information so you can enter our website.

Almost right away you’ll see the training overview, listing all the specific training courses we created.

You can watch the videos whenever you want and how often you want – no limits, you just need to be connected to internet.

If you find that the online course is a bit too challenging, you can ask advice 24/7 from our support heroes to get going.

Get the Reduce Tension Course with 40% off!

One-time payment

Access for one year.
299
179 one-time
  • No recurring payment
  • 90 -day full money back warranty
Popular

12-month plan

Access for one year.
29
17 monthly
  • Cancels automatically
  • 90-day warranty

Not happy? Money back, guaranteed. 

The price will be exchanged to your currency during the check-out process. Due to currency fluctuation, these prices may vary. Here’s an estimated amount:
EUR €17 or €179 / USD $18 or $193 / GBP £14 or £150 / AUD $25 or $267 / NZD $27 or $290 / CAD $23 or $246