Our Trainer





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Our founder and trainer specialises in horse and human behaviour and precisely pinpointing the core of issues of connection and progression to enable transformational change with healing and personal growth.

With over 40 years experience working with horses, Tracy has completed research and post-graduate study in horse training, behaviour, nutrition, reproduction, biochemistry as well as specialised training in human behavioural sciences, Equine Oriental Medicine and other complementary therapies.

She started Centaur Connection as a result of her own learning journey and seeking answers.  Having been directly involved with horses since a toddler, over the years she discovered that while there is a wealth of information about how to train and care for horses, many principles were either oversimplified or overcomplicated. Additionally, in regards to care of horses, there were not many resources based on the Wet Tropics environment of Australia including:

* lots of information that is contradictory and many myths, misconceptions and generalisations.
* lots of research on behaviour is based on wild horse population environment. A domestic environment with restriction or excess leads to different needs and behaviours.
* Product recommendations are like the human vitamin and drug industry. Many product claims are also based on contradictory evidence and often associated with human and rodent studies.
* everyone has an opinion, not necessarily the right one even if they look confident.
* No question is black and white - the environment and the circumstances in that moment as well as the abilit to implement something and manage it all has to be factored in

Additionally, iving in a regional area, it was difficult to have consistent training or finding a trainer that matched interests, riding level and availability.  When trainers would visit the region offerring clinics, it was evident that there are many subtle deviations in training styles, that contradict each other.   

Centaur Connection's Horsemanship Mastery Program is a result of having overcome the myths and misconceptions through research and trial and testing.