About True Horsemanship Seminars
About Eddie "Rocking ER" Rodriguez
Eddie Rodriguez has over thirty years of experience studying and learning from some of the best horse trainers in the world. He has taken the most effective and easily adaptable techniques from dressage and western training, and has applied them to his own program of communicating and developing trust with the horse. Eddie’s eclectic approach on training, Progressive Operant Superior Training (POST) builds a “true partnership” and creates the “want to attitude” in the horse. Eddie believes both disciplines, English and Western have a lot to offer the horse.
Western concepts help supple the horse so it benefits from its natural athletic abilities; the English concepts develop a relaxed, balanced horse that performs with graceful, flowing movements. Training in both disciplines develops muscles that would not be used if only trained in one process. Eddie considers this to be a great way to progressively improve the horse, the rider and the relationship that he is continually striving to improve.
Eddie Rodriguez has held clinics and daily training sessions on starting young colts up to finishing the dressage horse. He has given instruction to the novice rider and the experienced rider. He has promoted the “Say No (Neigh) to Drugs” campaign with a trick horse.
Eddie’s strong family values definitely influence the manner in which he chooses to train horses. His thoughts on respect, honor, communication and leadership carry over to his training methods. Just as Eddie believes family comes first, he also believes that the horse comes first. You will often hear him say “It is all about the horse