Free Rein

Working with horses and their people is a passion of mine. My educational journey in horsemanship and riding has been combined with my path of learning to teach people how to focus on energy, behavior and dialogue with their horses.

My style of horsemanship involves the well-being of the whole horse, thus the holistic approach to my training and care practices. I love investigating anything and anyone who claims to be for the good of the horse, as I am a forever student and continue to learn how to be the kind of human my horses want to work with! I will be sharing my findings in this blog.

I've also had the amazing opportunity to take part in a concept for a tv show, and my fingers are crossed that this project will take off. Until that happens, I direct potential clients to the pilot to give them a taste of what I?m all about. You can check out "Free Rein" at

Please note that the opinions and methods expressed on this blog are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Horse Publications Group.

~ Jessica Fobert and Free Rein Horsemanship

My View of the New York Carriage Horses

In November 2015 I took a trip to New York for Equus Film Festival. There has been heated discussion around the well-being of carriage horses for several years in the city, and more debate was raised during the festival. Everyone read more

Equus Film Festival

In November, I had the great privilege of attending this year’s third annual Equus Film Festival, in New York. It was a wonderful opportunity to see some familiar faces from last year’s festival, as well as meet many new, amazingly read more

A Pony’s Journey

Every now and then I meet someone like Gus. Gus was a pony who I adopted several years ago, with the intention of developing his training and then selling to a good home. I began to see very quickly that read more

Connected Trail Riding

It’s that time of year. The bugs have gone into hiding, the heat of the sun isn’t causing your horse to sweat, and there is a wonderful aroma to the woods and trails. Many horses enjoy the scenery change from read more

7 Tips to Develop Emotional Fitness

For years I have been paying close attention to my level of “emotional fitness” around horses. The approach people take with their horses, is usually similar to how they deal with every other relationship as well. Emotions play an important read more

All Tied Up in Rope Halters

I bought my first rope halter 10 years ago, but my favourite one is purple; made for me by a student. I still have it to this day. Rope halters are incredibly durable, come in a range of fun colours, read more

The Duct Tape Twitch

There are a few viral videos being shared across the web between horse people that are making some laugh, while puzzling others. The “Duct Tape Twitch” has a little bit of irony to it, as the method of sticking tape read more

“Sometimes It’s OK To Smack – Discipline In Horses” OR Is It?

I came across this post – “Sometimes It’s OK To Smack – Discipline In Horses”  – on Hay Net Social Blogging recently and found myself challenging every statement made. There is so much confusion in the world of horses about read more

The Reins as a Line of Communication

There are many subtle nuances within a well developed horse and rider partnership.  I can recognize when time and patience has been of value when the reins maintain a soft, light connection  between horse and rider. Every rider takes responsibility for read more

What’s In a “Good Home” – a Rescued Horse’s Journey

Over the past few months I have been visiting farms and getting to know the potential adopters for a wonderful Clydesdale Cross, Prospero. The beginning of his story was dismal, but now, he is ready to move on to the read more

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