Does this sound familiar?
Trying to wear down your horse so he’ll listen is actually wearing you out before you ever step foot in the saddle.
You bought a rescue horse only to realize someone needs to rescue you when you get nervous and he gets pushy and unruly.
The typical ‘Natural Horsemanship’ methods have left you and your horse feeling more confused than understanding one another.
You’re ready to fulfill your dream of training your own horse but you aren’t sure where to start.
Is it a yes? Then Horse Help Course is for YOU!
Horse Help Course is a 6-week online training program that will teach you my proven 12-step process to train your own horse to be a safe and reliable partner so you can have fun together!
In-Depth Video Training
I’ll walk you step-by-step through the entire foundation of my horse training process. You'll watch the videos in an easy-to-navigate online portal. (I promise, even if tech isn't your favorite, you'll love how easy it is to use!)
Not only do you get a video breakdown of me teaching each step, you'll also get a workbook! That means you can put down your pen and focus on learning. Plus, you can take your workbook to the round pen with you for easy reference!
I have an AMAZING support network for you inside of my Horse Help Course Facebook community! You'll get support and cheers from riders and trainers just like you—in other words, you are not in this alone.
No Matter Your Age or Stage, The Horse Help Course Will Work For You
Here's what's possible when you take action and apply my 12-step method to your horse training process ...
You can gain your horse’s respect without wearing your horse down
In other words, you do NOT have to get your horse all hot and tired in order to teach him!
As a 5th generation horse trainer, I grew up on the back of one of the hottest breeds in the world (raising, training, and winning over 50 National Championships with Paso Finos). I had to find a way to train these hot horses that didn’t follow the typical “Natural Horsemanship” methods. Why?
If you tried to lunge Paso Finos to get them tired or get their attention, they would keep going for hours—and basically laugh at you for thinking they’d get tired!
Instead, I learned that in order to train any horse well you need to be willing to listen.
Your horse will tell you anything. You just have to ask.
How do you know the right questions to ask? And, how do you know how to ask the right questions?
That’s what I’ll teach you in Horse Help Course!
When you follow my 12-step process for training ANY horse—no matter the breed, size, or discipline—your horse will learn to:
Respond toYour Cues
Is the Horse Help Course for You?
Tell me if this sounds like you ...
You dream of riding effortlessly over obstacles and enjoying a nice trail ride without the drama of “arguing” with your horse.
You used to love riding horses until “that one time.” You’re ready to get back in the saddle and want someone to give you a proven process that’ll help you be both safe AND confident again!
You’d love to get your horse to be calm or stand still no matter what’s going on. (Bring on the surprise animal visitors on the trail!)
You’re tired of feeling insecure and out of control with your horse.
You spent years on the sidelines cheering on your kids, friends, and family with their horse dreams. Now, it’s your turn to make your horse dreams come true.
You want to be a cool, calm, and confident leader for your horse.
If you’re finished with being frustrated and you want to ENJOY your horse, the Horse Help Course is for you.
Your frustration ends where your knowledge begins.
(AKA when you start applying what you’ll learn in the Horse Help Course!)
How Does the 12-Step Process Work?
Your horse will be the student and you’re the teacher, taking him from Preschool to 12th grade.
ALL horses start at Preschool, or Kindergarten if you don’t have access to a round pen, no matter the age, breed, or experience level.
You’ll learn what’s expected in order for your horse to pass each grade level. If they PASS it, not perfect it, then you move on to the next grade level.
If (or when) they fail a grade level, you’ll fix that grade before moving on to the next step.
When you follow these 12 steps:
You know exactly where your horse is at in his/her training.
You get to the root of the problem instead of trying to fix a symptom of the real problem.
You know your horse is safe and ready to ride BEFORE swinging your leg into the saddle.
Your confidence skyrockets because you know what to do, when to do it, and (most importantly) how to do it safely!
Whether your horse is green broke, completely wild and untouched, or has been a lesson horse for 20 years, this process works!
What’s Included When You Enroll In Horse Help Course?
Step-by-Step Training Videos
(With LIFETIME Access!)
With at least one video (sometimes more!) for each of the 13 grade levels (Pre-K — 12th Grade), I’ll show you exactly what to do so you can take your horse through each grade on your own.
So that you can watch the videos anywhere (even in the barn), the course is easily accessible from your phone, table, or computer!
In this easy-to-navigate downloadable workbook PDF, you'll get a breakdown of what's in each of the grade levels in your workbook so you can follow along as I'm teaching.
No need to worry about taking detailed notes—I've got you covered!
Support From Our Community
You will never feel alone again, my friend. Throughout the 6-week course, you'll have access to and constant support (AKA cheerleading) from our private Horse Help Course FB community!
Plus, when you have a question, my in-house support team will make sure you get the answer or know exactly where to go for your answer inside the course.
PLUS These Amazing Bonuses!
Watch A HOT Horse Go Through Each Grade
You get to watch me take a HOT horse through each of the 13 grade levels. You'll see how I work through each level with a horse that has a "hot-blooded" temperament so you'll know what to do with your own horse when he or she gets excited or "too hot to handle."
Watch A COLD Horse Go Through Each Grade
Is your horse cold and sometimes lazy? Watch me take a COLD horse through each of the 13 grade levels. Learn how to get him or her to move without feeling like you're doing more of the work than your horse!
Colt-Start AND Gaited Horse Examples
My 12-step process is exactly what I use when I start colts for clients. It's also what I've been using for years as an award-winning gaited horse trainer. In this BONUS, you'll see examples of how I take each of these horses through school. As you'll see, this system works for EVERY horse and EVERY breed!
Goal Setting Mini-Course
The Goal Setting Mini-Course will include a quick-start guide and exercises to help you make a plan for your horse journey based on the timeline you feel comfortable with.
Kelsey will teach you the biggest factor in finding success is having the goals and plan in mind to MAKE IT HAPPEN!
The Confidence Mini-Course will include searchable replays from the Confidence Coaching Week, additional support materials, and exercises to help you pinpoint where you’re at now with your confidence—>where you want to be—>plus making the steps to get you there!
It’s time to make a commitment to yourself and to your horse!
Total Value of BONUSES: $3,600 !! YOUR COURSE ENROLLMENT: $197
If you want to train your own horse, it all starts with getting his or her respect and attention.
Hey hey, I’m Michael Gascon, the Horse Guru!
I’ve been all over the world and worked with hundreds of horses and people, and it always starts in the same place—you need to gain their respect and undivided attention.
You can have all the knowledge in the world. But, if you’re not able to get your horse’s respect and attention then you can’t teach your horse anything.
That’s why I’m taking the foundation for our training program and putting it into one course that will help you fix ANY horse problem and advance towards your goals. It's where I start with each and every horse that comes into my program.
If you’re looking for a hands-on program that will teach you to train your horse to be a safe, reliable partner so you can have fun together and actually enjoy your horsemanship journey, Horse Help Course is for you.
I’ll see you there!
The Horse Guru | Gascon Horsemanship
So, what's the breakdown?
We're going to start by going through each grade together!
Of course, as a Horse Help Course student, you'll have access to ALL of the material forever. But there's something powerful about learning—and apply what you're learning—as part of a community.
To help you make the most progress in our LIVE time together, here's what you can expect each week ...
We'll start with free lunging over obstacles. You'll learn how to teach your horse to go over an obstacle with no lead attached to him without trying to come into your space or avoid the obstacle.
The goal here is for your horse to respect your leadership more than the potential fear of whatever obstacle is in front of him or her.
Week 2:Kindergarten & 1st grade
The foundation of my program is respect from your horse, and that's where we'll start in Kindergarten. You'll learn to get your horse to back out of your space without any physical pressure from the halter. He or she should also stop when you stop and back up when you ask to back up.
First grade is all about keep your horse's attention on you. As you lunge, your horse must walk a circle around you and look at you while giving you all of his attention. If you've ever wondered why nothing seems to change when you lunge your horse, this focus on attention will be a game-changer for your groundwork.
Week 3:2nd, 3rd & 4th grade
Now that you have your horse's attention, it's time to learn how to keep it, no matter what's going on around you. That's where desensitizing comes in!
You'll learn to desensitize your horse at a stand-still AND in motion. I'll show you how to make sure your horse is safe no matter what comes your way, whether you're on the ground or in the saddle.
After desensitizing, we'll move on to mounting! Because I know you want to be able to ride your horse, right? You'll learn how to make sure your horse will stand still for mounting and when you're in the saddle.
Week 4:5th, 6th & 7th grade
Remember how you wanted to feel in control on your horse's back so you can enjoy riding? Here we go!
Now that you're on his or her back, we'll focus on flexing which is really your horse's steering wheel. From there, you'll learn how to get your horse to stop under saddle at a walk, trot, gait, and canter/lope. Plus, you'll work on softening your horse to the left and to the right.
Week 5:8th, 9th & 10th grade
It's time to work on how you control the different parts of your horse's body. When you learn how to do this, your confidence will skyrocket!
You'll learn the steps to getting your horse to disengage both the hindquarters and the shoulders with a specific cue and in motion. Plus, you will learn how to ask your horse to flex and give his or her head while continuing in motion under saddle. This will be key to steering and guiding your horse at all rates of speed.
Week 6:11th & 12th grade
Speaking of rates of speed, the final grades will focus on obstacles and speed transitions with your horse.
With speed transitions, the goal is to teach your horse self-carriage, holding his speed until you tell him to speed up or slow down.
My philosophy with obstacles is if you can't do them, then you shouldn't go outside. Because an obstacle is just anything the horse might ‘think’ is scary, from a wet spot on the ground to a change in footing. You'll learn how to get your horse to cross over any obstacle you put in front of him or her. How much safer (and fun) could it get?!
Your Questions Answered
The LIVE program is 6 weeks long. We'll go through all of the material together in that time and be available to answer your questions inside of our FB community.
However, as a student you have lifetime access to the course and can complete it at your own pace and return for review whenever you'd like!
We'll start with Preschool on September 19 and finish up with graduation on October 31!
Rope Halter & Lead Rope - It doesn’t have to be an official MG halter, but I don't recommend going through the course or applying these training methods using a flat or leather halter. They don't allow the same type of pressure or control that you'll get with a rope halter.
Reins - Preferably with snaps to attach in order to make things easier for you.
6'x8' Light Duty Tarp - Easy to pick up at Walmart or hardware store.
Flag Stick DIY Supplies - 4' Land Marker Stick (Lowes/Home Depo), A Plastic Feed Sack, & Electric Tape
Computer, Phone, or Tablet - You can view the videos in our course platform using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or your phone. Thank goodness for mobile-friendly, right?!
Tripod For Phone Or Camera (Optional) - You can get these cheap on Amazon and they will allow you to be able to send in videos for review during the live course without having to have a second person to help you film.
Your Willingness to Dig In & Apply What You're Learning - The more you engage, ask questions, and take action, the more you can expect to see results!
You’ll access all live streams, video submission feedback sessions, and Q&A sessions through our private Facebook group.
The recordings will also be located in your Horse Help Course hub.
Do you want lifetime access PLUS all the bonuses? Then, you'll want to join us in Horse Help Course!
As a course student, you can download ALL of the training videos so that you can access them anytime ... even if you leave the membership at some point down the road.
If you have a membership and choose not to join in on the course, you will still get access to the videos once available in the new membership hub and for the duration of your membership without the ability to download them or have lifetime access.