This web site, like all of Franklin's work, is dedicated to supporting
excellence in the horse/human relationship globally, through
compassionate and wisdom based horsemanship
with developed trust at it's core.

Franklin Levenson With Arabian Horse
Beyond Natural Horsemanship with Franklin Levinson Long before the 'natural horsemanship' craze, horse trainer Franklin Levinson was teaching and training both horses and their owners using his own gentle, effective methods. Now, with 40+ years experience as a professional horseman, Franklin is sharing his knowledge with groups and individuals around the world..

Franklin's Philosophy

Showing humans how to have the best relationship possible with their horses and how to keep it has always been one of Franklin's main goals. To be good with horses at a high level requires us humans to come forward with our best qualities and attributes. Similar to a 'great parent', successful relationships with horses require compassion, kindness, precision, patience, clarity, real knowledge (not just opinions and projections), great leadership, acquired skills and more . Moreover, it is clear that practicing appropriate interaction with horses helps humans to become more highly functional in all their relationships. Thus, in all his programs, Franklin teaches success with horses as life enrichment for the human as well as the horse.


Franklin Levinson's Help Center for Horse Owners and TrainersFranklin provides a donation supported Forum and Help Center from this web site There are nearly a thousand horse help questions and horse help responses archived within this section. The tremendously positive feedback from folks who have been helped by this service is attribute to the effectiveness of Franklin’s methods.

“If you find that this web site, its abundance of free information and its free help center, has been helpful to you and your horse, please consider making a much needed donation. Please follow this link: and enter the amount you wish to donate. This is a secure PayPal system. We thank you.”



International Horsemanship Programs - Franklin LevinsonWhether a competitive rider, trail rider, Western or English discipline, your success with your equine is based on the depth and quality of the trust you have established with your horse, along with appropriate and practiced skills and clear and practical knowledge about horses. Now you can experience one of the few, true remaining innovators of gentle, successful horsemanship by attending a Franklin Levinson seminar. The column to the right will show you where he has scheduled his next horsemanship clinics and seminars. In addition to offering group seminars and clinics internationally, Franklin also provides private horse training and phone consultation. Franklin currently resides on the Greek island of Crete with his wife, and herself a professional instructor, Ilona Staikou. At The Riding Academy of Crete, the pair offers unique equestrian and equine immersion programs. These are private and semi-private programs tailored specifically for the individual equestrian or group. Way Of the Horse" programs, clinics & seminars

Horse Kiss In addition to offering group seminars and clinics internationally, Franklin also provides private horse training and phone consultations.When not traveling Franklin with his wife Ilona Staikou offer a unique immersion program entitled "Fundamentals of Elegant Horsemanship". These are private and semi-private programs tailored specifically for the individual equestrian or group. On the island of Maui, Hawaii, Franklin still trains occasionally at the program he founded – The Maui Horsewhisperer Experience.

What Others Are Saying

You're a true inspiration Franklin! A great teacher, friend and human being whom truly makes the world a better place!

Rebecca Mårlind

I see that first clinic i ever went to of yours as a turning point in myself in both the way I am with the horses and in general life. So thank you do inspiring me to better myself and continuing to inspire me to learn and develop who I am and who I could be.

Jessie Kone


Mark Your Calendars!

Be sure to keep your eyes on the right column of this web site Events and announcements change frequently. Or follow Franklin on Twitter, where he'll be announcing upcoming events, along with the occasional equine rumination!

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Training Thru Trust DVD:

introducing Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL)

"To be good with horses at a high level, we as humans
have to come forward with our best qualities and attributes."


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In this DVD, internationally acclaimed horseman, Franklin Levinson demonstrates how successful relationships with horses can be achieved through compassion, kindness, skillful precision, patience, clarity and real knowledge of great leadership.

Produced on one of his many U.K. tours, the clear step-by-step horse training methods demonstrated by Franklin in this unique DVD offers the possibility of communication with horses at the deepest level.

Duration: approx. 1 hour
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