Kind and calm horse training with a focus on healthy movement and a relaxed mind. Behavioural training, coaching and problem-solving predominantly covering the North East and Yorkshire areas. Online/telephone consults and out of area visits available.
Are you having issues with your horse?
I offer a horse-centred view of training to both horses and their humans. Do you feel nervous or frustrated because you don't understand or cannot predict how your horse is going to behave? Do you want to move towards a different way of training but aren't quite sure where to start?
I work by assessing the whole horse and not necessarily just the training aspect as there are so many factors that can be affecting behaviour and performance. The importance of the horse's needs being met in their daily life cannot be overstated when it comes to their effect on training. It may be that I can help you make some management tweaks or point you in the direction of other professionals who can support you to help your horse.
One of my main objectives is to improve things for people and their horses by helping owners develop their own eye for posture and movement, so they can then learn how to influence it for the better. Dysfunctional movement patterns and unhelpful postures can play a huge role in how a horse feels physically and improving these can reduce, and often eliminate, undesirable behaviours.
I am fascinated by behavioural science and it can really help us understand our horses on a deeper level, when we start to look at things a little differently it can really open the door to a much better way, even if it feels a little uncomfortable at first.
Every time we are with our horses we are training them whether we realise it or not, both while riding and during day to day handling. We are all our own horse's trainer. When things aren't going well it is not fun for either of you. I can help you understand how your horse is trying to communicate with you and better read their behaviour so you can develop a kinder, more enjoyable relationship.
Please feel free to contact me for a chat