Horseplay & Harmony – The Fundamentals: Part 1 of 3


This is your starting point on a lifelong journey of being a Professional Horseplayer!

In this course, you will learn all about horseplay, including teaching your horse to hug, the smile, the look away, the laydown, standing quietly, and all about food pushiness and moving off of pressure.  This course is offered in three parts that will continue to build on each other.  Parts one and two are pre-requisites for all of our more advanced courses.

This is a comprehensive course that includes a printable course workbook, printable step-by-step instructions as well as full videos.  These videos explain the tricks, help troubleshooting typical problems, and thoroughly explains what to expect when trick training your horse.

Horseplay and Harmony fully believes in stress-free, force-free training methods.  We use positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques to communicate and strengthen the bond with our horses.

Learn more about Caylyn Walker and check out her courses.


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What Will I Learn?

  • You’ll find out a simple trick for your horse to help put on his own halter.
  • You’ll discover the most important safety practices while training your horse.
  • You’ll learn the importance of cues to speed up your training and get the tricks on demand.
  • You’ll uncover benefits of trick training and ways for trick training to improve your overall relationship with your horse.

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25 Lessons01h 30m

Introduction and Welcome to The Fundamentals?

Welcome Fellow Horseplayer! In this first section, we will introduce you to your instructor Caylyn Walker and explain the neat perks of becoming a Horseplayer! From Horsebucks, to Horseplayer Levels and Medallions, many surprises await!
Caylyn Walker – Your Instructor00:8:17
Horseplay and Harmony Store
Horseplay Horsebucks Explained!
Horseplayer Levels and Medallions
Horseplay Video Submission and Help
Frequently Asked Questions
Horseplay and Harmony Academy Equine Liability Disclaimer


Knowing how to halter is fundamental in owning a horse, but do you know how to properly fit a halter or why one might choose a rope halter over another type? These answers and more can be found in this section! We will also go through teaching your horse how to self-halter!


Safety is fundamental to becoming a Horseplayer! We must consider the safety of ourselves, the horse, and those around us at all times when working with our horses. We will cover a number of safety concepts in this section.

LOLA – An Important Term to Know?

In this section, you will learn about LOLA, an acronym I use to remember key concepts of being successful while trick training my horses.

Why Trick Horse Train??

In this section, we will discuss the vast benefits of trick horse training and why we might be interested in training different horses to perform them.

About the instructors

Caylyn Walker has been an active equine enthusiast and animal-lover since her toddler days. She began riding lessons at a young age and then continued into a competitive riding career where she achieved multiple regional and national titles in various disciplines. In 2012 she also earned two World Championship titles in Morgan Dressage on her beloved Morgan gelding “Riley”. Caylyn’s love of trick training started when her first horse was injured and no longer able to work under saddle. She found alternative ways to keep her horse mentally active while continuing to build the partnership they had created. From horses, Caylyn expanded her horizon to trick training goats, chickens and even Zebu cows while she worked at a petting zoo during her high school years. While in school, she completed a Bachelor of Science with a particular focus on animal behavior and psychology. She continued to develop her methodologies in working with animals experimenting with body language and behavioral shaping through positive reinforcement methods. After completing her degree, she moved into a career as a Safety Manager where she developed her teaching and communication techniques to groups of people across Canada. Currently, Caylyn works full time on her farm in Jasper, ON breeding and training foundation Morgan horses. She offers clinics across Canada and does performances with her trick horses in Ontario. Caylyn has authored three books: Horseplay and Harmony Safe and Responsible Trick Horse Training, Foals With Goals and Liberty Work and Trick Training With Young Horses. Though she loves working with all horses Caylyn is passionate about working with foals and young horses at an early age. Giving them a sense of confidence using positive reinforcement techniques sets them up for a lifetime of success! Caylyn continues to offer trick horse training lessons, clinics and demonstrations and even offers trick trained horses for sale occasionally! She can be contacted through their website www.horseplayandharmony.com
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I found this module interesting and I learnt that my boys already self halter so I was very happy.


Material Includes

  • Course Workbook, Printable Step-by-step instructions, step-by-step video's and more!

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Target Audience

  • Anyone interested in creating a better bond with their horse!
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