Bit of Honey Training LLC
Our mission at Bit of Honey Training is to create safe happy riders and balanced sound horses. We enhance the human/equine partnership for the purpose of creating a supportive relationship and attaining goals. As our riders vary, so does our methodology. We embrace many training and coaching philosophies, to ensure the best possible fit for improving communication between horse and rider.
The philosophy at Bit of Honey Training can be explained in the history of our name. One gentle technique for teaching a horse to accept the bit is to put honey on it so it tastes nice when it is placed in the horse’s mouth. There is also the expression that “you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar”. You can catch even more with manure, but that doesn’t illustrate the point as well! This is how we feel about training. Horses are individuals who need special customized attention, and what works for one horse does not work for every horse. We take pride in tailoring a training program for each horse that suits both the horse and owner. Kindness, consistency, communication, and patience are of paramount importance when teaching horses and people. We sweet talk horses into enjoying their training by doing things with a “bit of honey”. Additionally, Kim’s first horse was Docs Bit of Honey, and it is for her that the stable was originally named.