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Creating positive communication and connection between you and your horse

Welcome! I provide all the tools, guidance, and support my clients need to train their horse using positive reinforcement. I teach YOU to train your horse using positive reinforcement, giving you the tools to build a willing partnership with your equine. 



My Story

Using my years of experience caring for and training a wide variety of species from birds to big cats, I have transferred my skills in training wildlife to my lifelong companions, horses. I have a degree in Animal Science with a minor in Captive Wild Animal Management. I was a zookeeper for several years, have experience working with wildlife in Africa, veterinary technician experience, rescue/shelter experience, equestrian experience, and more. From equine physical and mental welfare, to positive reinforcement training, my focus is always on building a positive and results-driven relationship. I’ll work with you to create a customized plan of action for you and your horse. Get in touch to learn more about my specialties and consulting approach.

My Services

Do you have a training goal you’re trying to achieve but don’t know where to begin? Do you want to learn how to train horses in a more ethical and effective way? Let me guide you. Take a look at the list of my services below, and contact me to set up your free initial consultation.


Positive reinforcement coaching in person

My clients are my number one priority, and my services prove just how committed I am to their success. I meet you where you are. I come to you and your horse and work on behaviors in your environment. Each session is tailored to the immediate needs of you and your horse. Book a FREE initial consultation today to learn more about how I can help you and your horse achieve your goals.

Virtual consulting

My consultations are customized to meet the specific needs of each client. I talk you through what behaviors are important and how to train those behaviors with positive reinforcement. This can be done via virtual consulting and video submissions if that is best for you and your horse. Contact me to book your FREE initial consult and find out how I can help today.

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Board and train

For a few select cases, I do offer board and train. Horses will board at Rising Star Ranch, in Lee's Summit, Missouri and receive positive reinforcement training from me according to the package you choose. My packages are focused on short, frequent sessions to complement the most efficient learning process and allow for latent learning. Training is dependent on the equine's needs. Contact me for details!

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Online courses

If you want to learn more about positive reinforcement horse training but don't exactly need the one-on-one virtual consulting, this is the option for you! I have several self paced, online courses you can purchase to get started. This is the best way to get a solid foundation before jumping into training with your horse. I also periodically offer pop-up courses on varying subjects, so keep an eye on my social media to attend these. Virtual courses are by far my cheapest option!

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Self Paced Courses

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Melody and Anna

"Abigail is an amazing trainer.  She is creative and is able to adjust training methods for equine and student needs.  She is a good listener and readily shares her knowledge.  Most importantly, Abigail desires your success." 


Steph Bradshaw

"Mrs. Greenwalt is an incredibly skilled and talented animal behaviorist. She is kind, effective, and inventive with her training. Her approaches are systematic and thorough and her results speak for themselves. While employed at SKE, she worked with a variety of equines, including unhandled mustangs, special needs horses, and valuable show horses. She treated every equine with care and respect. I would trust her to train any animal in my care."


Kristen and Akai

"I had lessons from Abigail at Steph K Equestrian. She is an amazing teacher of R+ and is great at building confidence in me and the horses! I had a lot of fun in her lessons learning about the nuances of R+ and how to figure out how to apply it so the horses would understand."


Anna Chaney

"I had the pleasure and honor of working with Abigail as her manager at the Memphis Zoo.

Her innate training instincts are amazing. Do not doubt her abilities because she is young. It was a privilege to be able to mentor her and watch her develop her skills and build incredible relationships with her animals at the zoo, most notably an extremely sensitive Jaguar named Philomena. Her gentle patience and exquisite timing enable her to build trust quickly and allow for clear communication to the animal that helps the whole process move forward smoothly and efficiently for all involved. She is hard working and relentless in her pursuit of improving the lives of animals and their people everywhere."

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