Project Proprius

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Online Learning Experience

Project Proprius is a self-study video-based journey into the latest science of movement and motivation. You’ll understand the why behind the unusual training approaches that can restore joyful movement and expression in horses of all levels, types, and ages. Delivered as a four-month course, you set the pace for how you access it, and you own the content forever.

Theory + Examples

30+ hours of video content includes Chapters (foundation lectures), Activities (examples of how we apply the science with many horses at different levels), and Commentaries (longer sessions working with the horses, with voice-over comments. Extra materials include over 300+ pages of PDF downloads, exercises, and special videos on Tips, Mindset Messages, and Steinar’s Coffee Breaks.

Our examples are just one of infinite ways to implement the science. Current members are designing their own creative ideas for applying the principles.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to learn, and is open to following the science “down the rabbit hole.” It is a twisty and challenging journey. But the path is open to all.

Whether you’re a beginner or professional trainer, Project Proprius is about building your knowledge in modern movement science. What you choose to do with it is up to you. You do not need a horse to participate in the project. 

Who should NOT do this?

Anyone looking for a step-by-step training plan or simple techniques. There are NO recipes, NO prescriptions, NO simple one-size-fits-all answers.

This is about you evolving your knowledge and skills as the horse’s coach, mentor, and ally. The first month is almost entirely lecture and theory videos. We do our best to make the science engaging, clear, and accessible, but we will NOT sugarcoat it: this is mostly about you learning modern movement science


This is a self-guided journey. We do not currently offer personal feedback. However, we have a very active community of students on Instagram, and we encourage all students to join and interact with one another. We do NOT have a Facebook group. There is private members-only community discussion area included with your project, but we do NOT personally monitor or participate in the discussions at this time.

The goal of the project is to empower horses, their humans, and the community.

Relax and learn

You have nothing to worry about. There is nothing you need to do except learn. This is not a step-by-step program. There is no deadline... nothing that you must do.You set your pace.You decide when and how you’ll start implementing the science principles and ideas with your horses.

Be inspired

It’s not just theory. Let yourself be transported into another world for an hour each week, and you’ll find ideas, perspectives, and tools that can help transform your horse into the incredible, amazing creature you know the horse was born to be. 

Be Empowered

Project Proprius is NOT a prescription. It is not about the "right" way to work with horses. This project is to help you create your own path. Project Proprius is about your mastery of the remarkable science that’s been missing from virtually every approach to horsemanship. 

Some of the topics:

Movement Optimization

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

Functional Movement

Skill Acquisition

Agile Posture

Exercise Physiology

Motivation and Learning

Constraints-Led Approach

Motor Learning & Control

Adaptability and Variability

Working with an Autonomous Horse

Proprioception and Neural Factors

Using Instability Tools

Transitioning to Riding

Designing Practice Sessions

Pain Science

FLOW States

and much more...


Watch the Chapter 1 videos

Three videos set the stage for the Project Proprius content. Click the button below to watch them.

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