How I Can Help You GENERAL TRAINING SESSIONS AND GROUND SKILLS: to work
with you and your horse on groundwork and trust building. This helps overcome many problems that owners experience with their
horses both on the ground and in ridden work. All the exercises done on the ground can be transfered to ridden work, however
many ridden problems can be overcome by improving the partnership with your horse on the ground. Learn through Join-up® / Round Pen Techniques, handling horses throught sensitivity
and understanding, long-lining, in-hand and rope work.
I have a 100% success rate in dealing with non-loaders! I work with horse and owner to overcome difficulties with loading
into trailers or lorries.
Training for bargy/difficult to lead horses.
DIFFICULT TO MOUNT: This can be
a frustrating problem, especially if you like to ride out and about as you will always be worried about getting off and being
unable to get back on! Very often a horses reluctance to let you on is his way of telling you something hurts, but once this
has been ruled out there is a very simple exercise to get you horses standing like a rock for you - every time!
SPOOK BUSTING: is your horse terrified of
plastic bags, umberella's, hose-pipes, clippers, injections from your vet etc? I can help overcome these fears.
FARRIER: Help for horses that are reluctant to have their feet picked up, or are difficult
with the farrier.
SKILLS: Learn to overcome riding problems you may be experiencing through seat and position analysis, effective communication.
EARLY EDUCATION: A horse's early education is important
and has a lasting effect, hence the importance of getting it right andf giving your youngster the best start possible!
specialise in training for under 3 year olds to create a well mannered, go anywhere, do anything youngster. Dont
wait until they are 3 and you suddenly find they are big or bolshy or using their size and strength against you! This includes first touch all over, first leg
handling (in prep for farrier - YOU SHOULD NOT EXPECT YOUR FARRIER TO TRAIN YOUR HORSE!), first head collar and lead work,
tie up and loading if necessary to give you a go anywhere do anything well mannered youngster.
How Things Go Wrong?Horses haven't evolved to live with us humans - we have domesticated them.
When horses come into contact with people they are expected to live in a way which is completely unnatural to them and this
can lead to problems. When a horse's basic needs are not properly met this can cause them stress which in turn leads to
behavioural problems It is the hardest pill for all of us would be horsepeople to swallow, but it is absolutely true, if the
horse is not responding properly, we are probably doing something wrong! To try and explain, imagine you
are a working exchange student and you are staying and working with a family who don’t speak your language and you can’t
speak their language. They ask you to carry out a task but you don’t understand, they start to shout
the instructions a bit louder but you still don’t understand, you attempt to do something in an attempt to please them
but it’s obviously wrong as they start to get angry with you and you start to feel confused and upset…….remember
your horse doesn't speak our language and this is why your relationship with your horse can quickly break down. If
we look at things from the horses point of view we start to see what they are finding difficult and that there are not
just "taking the mickey" or being stubborn.
Once you understand that the answer
to your horse’s problem is probably yourself, you are well on your way to finding solutions in your relationship with