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STEVE HALFPENNY SUMMIT in 2021
In association with 'Listening to the Horse'
Enjoy over 8 hours of free groundwork and riding lessons with world renowned Australian horseman, Steve Halfpenny
"As I spend my time helping people with their horses, one thing that always sticks in the back of my mind is 'I wonder if they have any idea of what is possible, with the horse they already own".  Steve Halfpenny

Discover how to improve your groundwork, riding and connection with your horse, using feel, timing and balance.  Suitable for all levels, ages and disciplines of horses and riders. FREE daily for 7 days only! 
  • FREE ONLINE EVENT
  • ​14th to 20th Jan 2020
  • FREE ONLINE EVENT | Winter, 2021
Join thousands of horse owners just like YOU and improve your groundwork and riding skills today!
FROM THE AWARD WINNING FILM STUDIO

of Grey Pony Films & Elaine Heney

Praise for Steve Halfpenny's work 

"Steve's groundwork exercises have been incredibly valuable for my horse"

Steve introduced me to a whole world of in hand and on line training, without which I could not have (successfully) then gone on to start my own young horses. Janet, UK

"If you want something to change, you have to change how you do things"

I can relate to everything Steve Halfpenny said in his session. My AHA moment is if you want something to change, you have to change how you do things, even if it's for a short period of time. Not new for me, but with Steve's insight, I get it even more. Thank you!

"It is critical to truly listen to your horse"

Steve has taught me the importance of and how to become a balanced rider and train my horse to work in balance. There is no more pulling, only feel and understanding when there is a need to be more proactive and effective with training both myself and the horse. For me, Steve has taught me how critical it is to truly listen to your horse, not think you know, really listen and try to understand from their point of view. Emma, Australia

"Steve has taught us to work on the horses mind "

Before Steve my poor horses were treated very unfairly (not that I thought it at the time). Lots of gadgets always forcing the horse physically to do what we demanded. Steve has completely changed our lives, not just with horses but in all facets of life. He has taught us to work on the horses mind foremost, finding balance and softness in everything. Christina, Australia

Now You’re Probably Wondering, What EXACTLY Will I Get Out Of WATCHING This ONLINE STEVE HALFPENNY Summit?
Great question, and I’m glad you asked.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover by joining the free Steve Halfpenny Summit:
  • Discover bend and softness and how we should train our horses so we can protect their long term physical health.
  • How to do groundwork exercises with your horse without pulling on the lead rope (and why this is so important to develop lightness).
  • How to begin collection when you're riding, with just one simple exercise everyone can do!
  • The truth behind moving your feet and the hidden secret that will change how you do groundwork in the future!
  • How to change your horses energy when you're riding, and why breathing makes such a difference.
  • Simple ways to begin using a garrocha both on the ground and in the saddle, with your horse. 
  • Enjoy a movie night with friends, grab some popcorn and watch the award-winning documentary, 'Soft Feel and Light Horses'.
  • How to improve your posture and reduce your stress levels PLUS make life a lot easier for your horse!
The Steve Halfpenny Summit is hosted by award-winning film director, Elaine Heney
Praise for Elaine's online horsemanship films and training 
The end of my frustration... 
I found it difficult to not get frustrated with my horses when trying new things, thanks to Grey Pony Films and the 'Listening to the Horse' docu-series, I can now understand more of what is happening from the horses perspective and have found my frustration is gone. 

LARA  //  Ireland
Featured Sessions
DAY 1 - Exploring Collection & Belief Systems
January 14, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
STEVE TV Summit Episode 1: Belief systems, don't pull and upset horses
Discover how to improve your habits and skills and the importance of belief systems. Meet an English pony who Steve helps without pulling on the lead rope, learn why German student Angie  flew to the UK for a clinic, enjoy a riding demo with a Welsh cob, see behind the scenes at Steve's London clinic and how to deal with an upset horse. 
January 14, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Soft Feel and Light Horses - The Award-Winning Documentary
What if there was more to communicating with horses? Could you truly build a relationship of trust and confidence with your horse using feel, timing, balance, empathy and light hands? This is the movie based on the life of Steve Halfpenny, the remarkable Australian horseman.  "Soft Feel and Light Horses" is directed by award-winning filmmaker Elaine Heney, with music by the Grammy nominated Mary Ann Kennedy, and features the award-winning equine artist Tony O'Connor.  
January 14, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Riding Exercise: Stepping under with the inside hind on a circle
Can you ride a circle and ask your horse's inside hind to step under? Watch this riding demonstration with Steve Halfpenny and a student's horse, filmed in the UK. This is an important exercise to begin working towards collection. 
DAY 2 - Wild Horses, Balance & High Energy 
January 15, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
STEVE TV Summit Episode 2: Moving your feet & high energy
Enjoy episode 2 and learn how people are unaware that we often cause unwanted behaviour on our horses, why you need to move your feet during groundwork  - and why otherwise you are pulling on your horse - building confidence at high energy on the ground, interview with two UK students,  and riding a novice six year old horse who tends to brace, using a bamboo. 
January 14, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Creating Relaxation and Connection with a Wild Horse called Radar
Working with a wild horse has it's own challenges. Meet Radar, who was very afraid and bucked his previous owner off.  Steve walks you through groundwork exercises to build confidence, how to prepare for riding, and how Radar has influenced his own confidence levels. 
January 15, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Horsemanship Philosophies: Your decisions are critical and soft feel
Explore why it's up to you to decide how light your horse can be, and what soft feel is, and why it's definitely not a head position (and how people can get confused!). 
January 15, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Riding Exercise: How to change balance
Watch how Steve helps a student's horse change balance when riding - and how you can do this too with your horse. 
January 15, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Groundwork Exercise: How to halter your horse
Discover how to make haltered very easy for your horse. Learn a few small changes that you can make that will have a huge impact on the success of beginning to work with your horse each day. 
DAY 3 - Using the Garrocha and Helping Heavy Horses
January 16, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
STEVE TV Summit Episode 3: Discover the garrocha and a HUGE dentistry issue you may not know about!
Explore why the Spanish garrocha is so useful,  learn garrocha groundwork preparation exercises for your horse, and beginning to ride with the garrocha, Watch an interview with Australian garrocha maker,  Steve gets a new set of wheels,  dentist examination with Steve's top dentist, and lessons learned with the legendary Philip Nye. 
January 16, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Fieldside Chat in England with Steve Halfpenny
Ben Moxon caught up with Steve near London, and they discuss all things horsemanship - from how Steve got started with horses (it involved his wife Irena!), how his horsemanship has developed over the years and why he spends his life on an airplane to help horse. 
January 16, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Horsemanship Philosophies: How to help the heavy horse
If your horse is heavy, can you try and not do any more with your hands? Steve explains why this unorthodox advice can actually work really well to help heavy horses. 
DAY 4 - 100 Miles, Horse Health and Doing Less
January 17, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
STEVE TV Summit Episode 4: Why walking 100 miles is GENIUS (and how to do it)
Discover why walking 100 miles a month with your horse is so powerful to build relaxation, confidence and partnership between you and your horse.  Find out how to hands the reins when riding in a hackamore, the importance of communication, bodywork and intuition. Find out what happened at the first joint Jim Masterson - Steve halfpenny clinic!
January 17, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Horse Health: What should be in your Equine First Aid Kit
Join Steve and guest presenter, Dr. Maike Turnbull from Western Australia, as they discuss everything that should be in your equine first aid kit. 
January 17, 2021@ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Horsemanship Philosophies: Why you should use less energy and how to deal with negative emotions
Everything your horse does something right, what should you do? The next time you should ask again with less energy.  This is one of the major secrets behind developing a soft and light horse.  Plus learn how to deal with unwanted negative emotions. 
January 17, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Riding Exercises: 3 ways to make a circle bigger and how to increase relaxation
When riding your horse, there are 3 different methods to make a circle bigger. Enjoy this demo with one of Steve's students. Explore new ways to increase relaxation with your horse. 
January 17, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Groundwork Exercise: Trailer loading at liberty
Sheri is Steve's young mare who has been doing some trailer loading sessions. Enjoy this liberty trailer loading session and watch how Steve's helps Sheri to find the right answer. 
DAY 5 - Energy, Confidence and Connection
January 18, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
STEVE TV Summit Episode 5: More energy, more places and more confidence
We have to get our horses used to more energy and in more places, to help our horses become confident. Watch a 100 miles demo with Lakota Steve's young horse,  enjoy an interview with Steve's Dutch instructor, Annemarie, and watch how Steve trailer loads Rocky, a visiting horse who has herd bound and had trailer loading problems. 
January 18, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Horse Health: How to understand your horse's gut sounds
Join Steve and guest presenter, Dr. Maike Turnbull from Western Australia, as they discuss how to examine your horse's gut sounds. 
January 18, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Horsemanship Philosophies: Steve discusses his 3 major beliefs
Steve believes a horse is always just trying his best to get through life, they are not trying to hurt you in any way. It's not about dominance.  And why it's important to treat horses and people with respect, and honoring other people's belief systems. 
January 18, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Riding Exercise: How to improve your communication
Discover why it is the rider's responsibility to feel for their horse. And why the more the horse is tuned into the rider, the more they can feel back to you, in this riding demonstration with Steve.
January 18, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Groundwork Exercises: How to slow down a horse that rushes, and the step over exercise
Steve demonstrations who to help a horse who rushes on the ground, and how to be aware of every moment as the hind foot starts to reach, in this groundwork exercise. 
DAY 6 - Getting in time, softness and video
January 19, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
STEVE TV Summit Episode 6: Don't over bend, slow down and how to get in time with your horse's feet
Watch as Steve helps an Australian clinic horse who over bends, to relax and slow down.  Enjoy a story about Lakota who can get very bothered, and what happened when they started the 100 miles a month challenge. Learn how to get in time with your horse's feet and how one lady nearly got killed in a dam when she took things too far - and how her life was saved. 
January 19, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Horse Health: Discussing equine injection sites
Join Steve and guest presenter, Dr. Maike Turnbull from Western Australia, as they discuss equine injection sites. 
January 19, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Horsemanship Philosophies: The fastest way to improve is to use video
Many times what we think we are doing, is not what we are actually doing. So Steve has found that when his students regularly use video to record and watch themselves, that they can improve their groundwork and riding skills very effectively. 
January 19, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Riding Exercises: Creating a curve in the whole body, backup, help a horse to stop pushing and do your reins feel connected?
Do you just ask your horse to bend his neck, or are you really looking for a soft bend through your horse's whole body? Watch as Steve uses sideways to encourage a whole body bend with this riding demonstration.  Discover how to check if your reins are truly connected to your horse when you are riding and how to feel for your whole horse's body. 
January 19, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Groundwork Exercises: Standing still while mounting and how do you know when horse is out of balance?
Watch this groundwork demonstration as Steve works with a horse who won't stand still when the rider is mounting. 
DAY 7 - Bend, Softness, Muscle Memory and Not Pulling
January 20, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
STEVE TV Summit Episode 7: Why muscle memory can be bad news, follow your dreams and stopping gently
Discover how to overcome our muscle memory challenges (before they drive you crazy!),  why you shouldn't postpone your dreams and your goals, how Steve finally decided to ride bareback and bridleless,  and enjoy a riding demonstration with a clinic horse, and how Steve worked with him to ask him to stop one foot at a time.  
January 20, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Horse Health: Understanding respiration
Join Steve and guest presenter, Dr. Maike Turnbull from Western Australia, as they discuss respiration. 
January 20, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Horsemanship Philosophies: Why should you change flexion before direction?
Discover why it is critical to change flexion before you change direction, and the influence this has on your whole horse's body. 
January 20, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Riding Exercises: Shoulder control
Enjoy this riding demonstration as Steve helps a student's horse to move their shoulder out on a circle, and to stop falling in. This is also great preparation for the hindquarters in. 
January 20, 2021 @ 6:00 AM EST | 3:00 AM PST (USA time) | 11 AM London | 10 PM Sydney, AUS
Groundwork Exercises: How to ask your horse to bend through his body and why you should not pull on your horse. 
Steve has noticed that many horse owners unknowingly pull on their horses. They do this, when they are leading them, or when they are asking them to do groundwork. It can be a habit that's difficult to change. But it is fixable, and it's really important for your horse to fix this. 

Praise for this Summit 

"Steve's light hands approach makes so much sense"

I’ve loved this summit. The light hands approach makes so much sense. My two horses need the softness especially my big boy who is very reactive.  Thank you so much, Julie T. 

"Steve helped me to discover than even less energy works"

I can relate to everything Steve Halfpenny said in his session. My AHA moment is if you want something to change, you have to change how you do things, even if it's for a short period of time. Not new for me, but with Steve's insight, I get it even more. Thank you! Magdalena K. 

"I learned I need to spend a lot more time on the relationship rather than just trail riding"

 I learned I need to spend a lot more time on the relationship rather than just trail riding. I want to feel more connected to them. I'd love to learn more about riding in a bosal or bitless bridle also. I loved all I learned, but I really appreciated his talk about setting goals and doing them... going for it. He was speaking right to me in that segment!! I needed to hear it because I know if I don't change, I'll definitely have regrets later. I find I've put off playing with my horses because I let life get in the way (work, chores, then it's dark and time for bed!) I am making a goal to change that this year!! Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I'll miss watching you every night!! Amy Wilson

"I love the idea of walking 100 miles with your horse "

I love the idea of 100 miles, in fact that’s what helped to bring around my flighty bundle-of-nerves rescue Arabian. We’ve been walking/jogging together 10-20 km a day, 2-4 days a week for 7 years now, often at liberty. She's become the calmest, most trusted horse I've ever worked with. Ewa K.

How’d You Like To Access 8 Hours of World Class Masterclasses with Steve Halfpenny?
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Why Should I Sign Up For the Steve Halfpenny Summit?
Once-In-A Lifetime Curated Summit Lessons &
Actionable Content
Inspiring groundwork and riding lessons and demonstrations, explained by Steve Halfpenny, hand-picked just for the Steve Halfpenny Summit.
You Don’t Even Need To Leave Your House — Attend From Your Computer, Phone or Tablet
There’s no flight or hotel room to book, and you don't need to arrange someone to mind your horses… saving you thousands of dollars, unpaid work leave, and time away from your family.
You Don’t Even Need To Leave Your House — Attend From Your Computer, Phone or Tablet
There’s no flight or accommodation to book… saving you thousands of dollars, unpaid work leave, and time away from your family & horses.
World-Class Quality Content
This not your ordinary horse training event. We take pride in delivering you lessons from a remarkable horseman, so that you can build a kind and wonderful relationship with your horse. 
Because we Listen To The Horse
Learn how to improve your groundwork and riding skills, without using gadgets or fear or intimidation, to develop lightness and softness and protect your horse's long term health
Listening To Your Horse
Learn how to improve your groundwork and riding skills, without using gadgets or fear or intimidation, to develop lightness and softness and protect your horse's long term health.
Horsemanship Strategies Revealed By The World Renowned Steve Halfpenny

Your journey to a great connection with your horse could go in one of two ways... 

Long and Difficult Way
  • You could stop spend thousands dollars and countless hours on Youtube, trying to implement confusing and frustrating horsemanship strategies you've learned from "so-called experts" who do not consider your horse's health :( 
Easy & Fast Way
  • You could sign up for Steve Halfpenny Summit today and get real insights from a kind inspiring horseman, and a step-by-step guide to creating a great partnership with your horse with fun groundwork and riding exercises.
If you’re looking for traditional, gadget-filled, horse training - then you’ve come to the wrong place.
If you’re looking for A HORSEMAN that IS both inspiring and kind to the horse, then you’re right at home.
MEET YOUR HOST
Elaine Heney
Hi, I’m Elaine Heney. I'm a film producer, and director of the award-winning movie docu-series 'Listening to the Horse'
My mission is to help horse owners around the world to listen to their horses and build a great partnership together. If you are ready to put in the work, I’m here to show you the way.
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