“Throughout my career as a multi-disciplined, international level competitor and trainer, I have only come across a few horse behavioral masters. Jonathan Field is by far one of the best of them. He comes to the art of horsemanship with integrity for biomechanics, anatomy and horse psychology, and with an empathetic approach to the horse that bypasses mainstream practices, yet apply to ALL mainstream horse people.
He has designed, developed, implemented, and then evolved again, to redesign, redevelop and rework his system with thousands of horses and horseman to create a logical, caring and effective method of bonding people and horses to maximize the performance and benevolence of both.
In my personal experience with my grand prix dressage horses, Jonathan has helped me to understand how to apply training that comply with the inherent laws of the horse’s body and mind, resulting in resistant-free athletes, that OFFER their bodies to me in self-carriages and power through relaxation, enthusiasm and trust.
It is amazing once you feel the willing connection that is possible .
Open your heart to your horse, and your mind to Jonathan, and behold the experience we were meant to have with our horses.”
“Under Jonathan Field’s continued guidance and support we have the foundation and leadership we have been looking for with our equine partners. Jonathan’s understanding of how we rely on horses within the policing world has allowed him to recognize our unique position in the equine community.
With intention and purpose, Jonathan has helped us set both individual goals with our horses and goals for our unit we did not think possible.
Inspiring us with his passion and commitment to horses, Jonathan has helped us create a Legacy for the Vancouver Police Department Mounted Unit that we are proud of. We are looking forward to what we can accomplish in the future, taking our program to levels never achieved before.
Thank you Jonathan!”
“Jonathan’s courses are wonderful! I would recommend them to any level of horse person. Jonathan teaches the primary and secondary language of the horse. With this knowledge, one can develop games and exercises that are a fun learning experience for you and your individual horse. You and your horse are taught to think, not to mindlessly learn tasks by rote. Your horse performs and participates because he wants to, not because he is forced to.”
“I have a very high opinion of Jonathan Field and have nothing but praise for him. He is a gentleman, an excellent horseman, and articulate teacher, and just a nice guy.”
“Thank you, Jonathan and Angie, for everything that you do, especially for making the world a better place for horses and their people.”
“Thank you very, very much for all your sound advice and caring attitude. You are a wonderful person. There should be more people like you.”
“Throughout my 30 years in the movie industry, I have seen an incredible number of horse trainers. But I must say that Jonathan Field is the most natural and connected person to horses that I’ve ever seen in my life. His training techniques will make your horse love you and look forward to being with you. Jonathan’s values, compassion and integrity carry over to every aspect of his life, including how he relates to his family, friends and clients.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jonathan on different occasions. He took one of my jumping clinics, which shows that he’s a very serious student! Obviously, jumping was a little foreign to him, but because he’s such a great horseman, he totally understood the concept – which showed to me how good a horseman he is. I made a point of watching Jonathan at the Mane Event; he’s a tremendous speaker and he relates his knowledge to the crowd very well. Jonathan is very creative and determined to pass on the right message – his general approach to horsemanship is very unique, in my opinion, but also very correct. What impressed me the most is how he’s able to portray what he knows and what he’s learned over the years, and he completely relates that to the crowd. His performance was incredible; not only was it technically interesting, it was visually spectacular. I think Jonathan Field is a tremendous horseman and a tremendous teacher, and I have the utmost respect for him.”
“I had the privilege to watch you perform and do several presentations. I have been in the horse world all of my life and watched a lot of great horsemen, but I have to say I have never been more impressed. The bond and trust you have with your horses is just incredible. I admire how you are always trying to explore new ways and learn about the different disciplines. You are truly an inspiration.”
“Around 2011, I had just adopted an OTTB after a 20 year hiatus from any involvement with horses. As I stood there with my horse kite flying above me, fear in my eyes and not knowing what to do next, some kind person left a note on my car that I might benefit from a Jonathan Field Clinic. I am so glad to have taken almost all of Jonathan’s clinics and camps as they have given me the confidence to deal with any situation I find myself in, many of which have been extremely dangerous such as the Mongol Derby, Tevis Cup or packing along the Pacific Crest Trail. Those basic horsemanship skills have allowed me to quickly assess situations and deal with calmly and intuitively. I believe without those skills I wouldn’t have been as successful in endurance and adventure riding as I have been. Thanks Jonathan!”
“I think Jonathan’s horsemanship and integrity are tops. He’s been very helpful in getting my students to understand the techniques and importance of basic horsemanship and how that helps them and their horses excel. Above and beyond that, what Jonathan teaches and propelled my students to become much better jump riders. I love Jonathan!”