Matt Janzen Hello and thank you for taking the time to explore who I am in more detail.

Do you seek making a better world and future, for yourself and for others? That is my sincerest endeavor! I have been very blessed in this life and I wish to share with you. Here I feature what I do, and my thoughts about the processes I go through in reaching deeper understanding. My personal experiences, I hope, will help you in your future. You will find several useful links to testimonials about my services, what they are and my contact information. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your time here!

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Matt Janzen

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From Beasts of Burden to Beasts of Blessings

by Matt Janzen on March 17, 2018


Here are some pictures of my grandpa with his Percherons, on my mom’s side of the family.






It is always interesting to me to look at these old photos and imagine how they interacted with their horses.

Horses helped us daily back then to achieve many things…they still do these days but it is much more on a human perspective existence blessing level rather than a task accomplishment burden level. Unless, you look at the human’s that only use them to project their ego onto. That is a whole different topic of discussion level.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these photo’s as much as I did!


God Bless and Thanks!


Extremes – The Human’s and the Horse’s

by Matt Janzen on March 17, 2018

Extremes are difficult, both in ourselves and in our equines.

One thing I do whether it’s my own extremes or an equine’s… is… I look at patterns of triggers.

When you look for patterns you remove the “this time” aspect and see more objectively. Subjectivity will get us lost in how to see a solution to a problem immediately rather than seeing a staging process, especially in an “extreme” identified scenario.







This picture shows a horse using rearing to try to escape the request. How do we not get caught up in that intense physical energy, by understanding the reaction and seeking how to develop to responsiveness.

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PTSD – Why interacting with Horses can help.

March 14, 2018

Simply put…we know that to help heal PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), there needs to be activities that help reconnect the neuropathways disrupted that occur during a high level trauma event. Horse interactions, when coached correctly, create an active connection experience that doesn’t include any judgment or interference that helps those affected by PTSD rebuild […]

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What now?

December 16, 2016

What should we do now?

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Trusting the Process…

August 25, 2016

We use this phrase…“trust the process” a lot when we are going through changes. Even more so when we are going through big changes, like a transition in life. I want to break this concept down a little bit for application in our focus process. proc·ess1: (noun) 1.a series of actions or steps taken in order […]

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Relationship Lesson within Trailer Loading Horses

November 16, 2015

One of the most common issues we have to resolve with horses…is trailer loading.   The way I approach this issue is fairly simple. The scenario can seem quite complex though.   How do we determine the best approach when we are trying to ask our horses to do something that they commonly resist? It’s pretty […]

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“Problem Horses”

November 5, 2015

I have had many experiences that involved “problem horses”.   The common problem with all these “problem horses”, has been how the humans identified the “problem” or rather how they refused to correctly identify the problem…themselves.

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Breathing with Horses

March 1, 2014

A.I.R. …breathing in horsemanship. ——————————————————————– Ask Identify Reward or Ask Identify Redirect ———————————————————————- Depending on whether the outcome is what was requested, you reward or redirect back towards the place or purpose that was being asked for. When we attach our thoughts towards dignified focus, we find that we start to achieve a more refined […]

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Defining the Box

October 31, 2013

It has become a common phrase for innovative thinking these days to think “outside of the box”. The “box” is a pre-conceived and formula approached agenda. It is valid on many levels because it works in a mass-market of majority monetary success value. What are some of the areas that many feel is too “box” […]

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Coping With Criticism As A Professional.

August 12, 2013

Many will take material that a professional has put out and critique it simply because they have it available to do so. When you step into a professional realm of exposure. It is part of what you have to deal with occasionally. When you step back from the personal feelings, you will see more often […]

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