Caylyn Walker - Your Instructor
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About Your Instructor
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 achieving 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 behaviour and psychology. She continued to develop her methodologies in working with animals experimenting with body language and behavioural 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. In her downtime from her career, Caylyn hosted trick horse clinics and demonstrations across Canada teaching groups, young and old, how to follow her methods to establish a safe and positive relationship with their horses.
Most recently, Caylyn and her husband have relocated to a Christmas Tree and Maple Syrup Farm in Eastern Ontario where they breed/train and raise foundation Morgan Horses. Caylyn continues to offer trick horse training lessons, clinics and demonstrations and can be contacted through their website www.horseplayandharmony.com
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