Bex founder of ‘Positively Together’ is a teacher of positive horsemanship, dedicated to enhancing compassion, clear communication and cooperation within horse-human partnerships. In her early twenties her world pivoted when an encounter with a positive reinforcement dog trainer ignited a spark. Intrigued by the concept of clicker training, Bex became obsessed with learning everything she could.
Bex went on to study vet nursing and animal behaviour, working with Guide Dogs and training drug-detector dogs for NZ Customs. Inevitably horses returned to her life and Bex’s passion for clicker training reignited. She naturally went on to defy tradition and forge her own path utilising food rewards with horses.
Shut down or nervous horses blossomed in confidence, and distracted or easily frustrated horses learned to focus and find mental balance. The way the horses became such eager, active participants in their own training process was addictive. Bex has spent 15 years training horses; foals, Kaimanawas; trail and sport horses, all utilising clicker training.