Teaching Philosophy

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What is Jonathan Field Horsemanship?

In 2006 Jonathan Field developed his own method of Horsemanship: Jonathan Field Horsemanship, Inspired by Horses. Jonathan took all the knowledge he had gained over the past ten years, combined it with the many skills he had learned on his own and integrated these experiences into his method of teaching people how to become excellent with horses.

jonathanquincywaterJonathan refers to his program as Inspired by Horses because it is the horses that inspired him to develop it. It is a program designed with the horse in mind through every step while developing the relationship between horse and human, or Ultimate Predator with Ultimate Prey Animal. Teaching you to think the way a horse thinks keeps your horse interested in you, allowing you to gain access to something very special - the ultimate relationship with a horse.

With Jonathanís natural ability to communicate, heís made his program fun and easy to understand in a step-by-step format designed to teach you how to achieve your dreams with horses.

jonathanquincymaneeventThe Field Horsemanship Program begins with an 80% focus on teaching you the skills, abilities, talents and traits to become a horseman and use these skills to further your horse. The program is divided into five Courses: Leadership, Unity, Feel, Spirit and Challenge. Within these five Courses are the simple and balanced lessons you and your horse need to achieve your goals. As you advance your skills and build your horseís trust, confidence and competence, you begin to see how the Field Horsemanship Program becomes a strong bridge between Natural Horsemanship and the more advanced performance levels as the teaching focus shifts more onto your horse.  There is a different mode between Natural Herd Development Techniques and Natural Psychology-Based Training, Jonathanís program fills the gap by joining the two philosophies in a seamless transition throughout the courses.


This evolution has taken Jonathan beyond his dreams, and heís not stopping yet.  He is a gifted teacher, presenter and horseman with a driving passion to share his message. Jonathanís message is proving amazing results world wide, with the Field Horsemanship Program now being adopted in England, Ireland and Europe and even in Australia. Join us in this moment in history when mankind achieves higher horsemanship and appreciates these wonderful creatures for who they are and what theyíve done for us.  Itís a time of more humane methods and true understanding of the horse.