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Evidence-Based Horsemanship Seminar


Come explore Evidence-Based Horsemanship with Dr. Stephen Peters and Martin Black at their seminar hosted by Sage Creek Equestrian.

 Dr. Peters, a neuroscientist and horse brain researcher, works in conjunction with renowned horseman and clinician Martin Black to share evidence-based horsemanship. Applying their scientific findings in the neural functioning of the horse’s brain to working with horses will aid one’s ability to understand horses, and create best practices in horsemanship. 

I was first introduced to the book by neuropsychologist Dr. Stephen Peters’ and renowned horseman Martin Black, Evidence-Based Horsemanship, by my husband, clinician Jim Hicks. Once I picked the book up, I couldn’t put it down.. Dr. Peters’ findings and insights into equine neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and brain development aligned seamlessly with respected horseman Martin Black’s empirical understanding of the subtleties of a horse’s. I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone I knew.

One review of Evidence-Based Horsemanship by Maddy Butcher of Nicker News and Best Horse Practices put it best:

Dr. Peters defined and explained what horses do from a neurological perspective.  If you pay attention to your horse […] you can develop ‘feel’ by recognizing behaviors and connecting physical movement with associated psychological phenomena.  It becomes less mysterious when you open the hood and have a look-see.

Come join us and take a look under the hood! 

This seminar will include classroom presentations of Dr. Peters’ connecting physical movement with neuropsychological phenomena along with practical applications of research in participatory groundwork sessions led by Martin Black.

Date: February 10th, 11th and 12th 2017

Place: Sage Creek Equestrian – 3181 West 3000 South Heber, UT 

Price:  $400

Contact: Josi Skiby

(435) 709-1762 josisagecreek@gmail.com

Airport: Salt Lake City

40 minutes to venue

Lodging: Zermatt Resort

(800) 916-4339‎


Host: Donnette Hicks hickssagecreek@gmail.com

For more information on Evidence-Based Horsemanship and its authors, visit

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