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"Last year we changed our strategy of handling the foals at our Waxwing Stud by handing the job over to help4horses - 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. help4horses will definitely have the job from now on and we're looking forward to visits to the stud in the not too distant future."

Tom Best & David Blair, Waxwing Stud, Fife


Just wanted to give you an update on Dougall - my Highland gelding - who you came and did some work with earlier this year out in West Lothian.
His main problem was a very extreme and violent fear of vets and needles, which had meant his teeth had gone un-rasped for some time.
Just thought you'd like to know, that the vet came last week (13th attempt over 2 years!), and it was a success!!! He was sedated with the minimum of resistance/grumpiness, and his teeth are now rasped!!
This is fantastic, as 2 years ago, the vet couldn't actually get anywhere near him - he started to throw a massive tantrum the second he spied the vet's car!
So, thank you so much for your help (the vet was amazed too!)  - whilst Dougall will never be an angel, it has helped enormously!

Jo Wilson, West Lothian


 
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 problems
Jane Grey, Fife  

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.
Hazel Hutton, Edinburgh  

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!
Anne Beard, Fife 

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!
Louise Shaw, Fife

LAST GROUND WORK DAY:
Enjoyable! Very intellectual and really opened my eyes!
Great to have success on what was being presented.
I am looking forward to using this with my own horse.
Made complete sense! Feels like it's the missing piece of the jigsaw I've been looking for!


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"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 problems

Jane, Fife

 

 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.

Hazel, Edinburgh

 

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!

Anne, Fife

 

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!

Louise, Fife