Georgia Bruce is an internationally renowned expert on the positive reinforcement based training method known as Clicker Training. Georgia has been using Clicker Training with horses for the past 15 years and has worked with wild brumbies through to elite performance horses. Georgia has also worked with exotic animals including cheetahs, lemurs, spider monkeys and rhinos. She was the senior animal trainer at the Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve in north queensland and was responsible for overseeing training and enrichment programs with a wide variety of exotic animals. Georgia also has extensive experience in the competition arena. She has represented Australia in Dressage on 12 occasions including the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, as well as the 2008 Paralympic Games in Hong Kong where she won two bronze medals for Australia riding Carolyn Lieutenants gelding “Victory Salute”. Georgia has also successfully competed in western events including reining, cutting, western pleasure and trail.
Georgia does trick shows and Clicker training demos around Australia with her quarter horse gelding “Rumba the Wonder Horse”. Rumba’s repertoire includes painting pictures, playing croquet, coights, musical instruments, performing grand prix movements at liberty and much more!
Georgia has developed the “Click With Horses” training program which teaches people how to use positive reinforcement and clicker training to bring out the best in their horse. Clicker Training is proven, safe, effective and gentle. It builds trust and confidence in the horse and improves motivation and willngness to perform. Georgia believes that clicker training is the way of the future in horse training and she wants to help people learn how they can incorporate this powerful training tool.
Georgia gives lessons, clinics, lectures and demonstrations around Australia. Georgia has produced a series of horse training books and DVDs.
Rumba the Wonder Horse
Rumba is a 16 year old Quarter Horse gelding owned and bred by Georgia Bruce.
Rumba was trained with Clicker Training by Georgia Bruce and has competed successfully in dressage to advanced level.
He has also competed in western events winning high point junior horse of the year at the Top End Western Horse Club in 2003.
Rumba has performed at events around Australia including Agricultural Shows, Rodeos, Fates, Schools, Ute Musters, Art Exhibitions, Fund Raisers and events including:
Equitana Australia (Brisbane 2001, Sydney 2005, Melbourne 2008, Sydney 2011, Syd 2013), Melbourne Cup 2008, Canberra EquineExpo 2009, Bendigo Equine Expo 2009, Beef Week 2009, International Society for Equitation Science Conference 2009, Opening Act Mareeba Rodeo 2011, Horse Home Show Caboolture Qld 2014.
Rumba has appeared in the News, TV, Magazines and Papers including:
The Courier Mail, The Cairns Post, Thats Life magazine, Horses and People Magazine, Horse Deals Magazine, The Horse Magazine, Equestrian Life Magazine