"Last year we changed our strategy of handling the foals at our Waxwing Stud by handing the job over to
Jo and Julie - and what a good decision it proved to be. Somehow their patient handling and attention to detail paid off in
double quick time. We couldn't believe it as we witnessed head collars going on and off without fuss and hooves being picked
up without a struggle. When we saw previously unhandled foals leaving their dams and being led up and down the ramp of the
lorry, all within a few occasions of being led, it all seemed unbelievable. Jo and Julie will definitely have the job from
now on and we're looking forward to their visits to the stud in the not too distant future.
“Tom Best & David Blair, Waxwing Stud, Fife
I cannot thank you both enough for helping Megan and me with our loading issues - everthing was done so
calmly and stress-free (for everyone involved!) and you spent the time showing me what to do so we can continue to load without
I didn't think I
had a "problem horse" as such but just wanted to set some boundaries so that I didn't get pushed and pulled around by my horse. Your simple groundwork sessions have been a great help and I now feel a stronger bond
with him. Thanks again.
After many frustrating hours spent trying to load my horse over several weekends I was astonished that
after just a couple of short ground work sessions she walked in in less than 15 mins and was completely calm about the whole
thing - amazing!
Thanks for showing me some simple groundwork exercises that I can do with my 2 year old. This has helped with his manners, trust in me and our confidence.
I also do some of them with my retired horse as it helps to keep him supple and interested in life!