Welcome to The Relaxed & Forward Barn School

"Affirmative training is the art of understanding the horse."

About Me

I'm a life-long horse advocate with a  passion for communication with horses and the people who care about them, working as a trainer, international clinician, and award-winning author. Infinity Farm is home, on the flat, windy, treeless prairie of Colorado, with a multi-species herd of horses, llamas, goats, dogs, and our moral compass, Edgar Rice Burro. Find me at annablake.com also.

Why You Should Join Me

We train with a profound concern for the horse’s mental and physical welfare. We listen to his Calming Signals to learn his perspective.  We affirm the horse’s intelligence, empowering his confidence with positive energy using a combination of calming signals, brain science, and a healthy dose of creativity because horse training is an art.

A Big Thanks

A huge scoop of gratitude for all who search for a better answer for their horses. Thank you to those who abandon fear-based training methods and move into an era of understanding and compassion for horses. Know that the kind work you do with your horse in your barn has a ripple effect in the world. The horse world is changing for the better every day and you are part of a bigger movement. Hooray for horses. And you!