Offering tuition to a wide range of people from complete beginners to those preparing for BHS exams. Ridden and ground work tuition. Location - your yard or mine.
Riding instruction on your own horse available for all levels of rider.
I teach all disciplines of riding and specialise in dressage training.
Natural horsemanship training
I also offer training in practical natural horsemanship available at my yard with my horses or your yard with your own horse.
I run dressage clinics in which we cover techniques to improve your test riding as well as tackling that sometimes tricky transition up to the next level. I will provid you with quality instruction for you and your horse to improve your skills and understanding.
Courses in practical natural horsemanship, stable management, lunging and long-reining (own horse not necessary as you can work with my horses on these courses).
No problem - you can come here and use my horses to learn about all aspects of ground work, stable management, lunging, natural horsemanship, etc.
Latest news: Pingy and Frodo had a fantastic trip to Pet Plan Area Finals with Pingy winning the inter 1 and coming 3rd in the PSG
So what is 'practical natural horsemanship' all about?
It is about communicating with your horse better in order to achieve your goals in a harmonious way with your horse, and remember that communication is a two-way thing, so it is not just about you telling your horse to do something!
It is up to you what your goals are and they may change as you discover more about communicating with your horse.
For example your goal may be something like:
"My horse won't stand still at the mounting block for me to get on….But I don’t want to learn about all the natural way of riding etc. I just want to be able to get on my horse and go out for a ride, without it taking me 10 minutes to get on every time"
This is fine, I will teach you what you need know in order to understand why your horse will not stand at the mounting block and for you to train your horses to willingly stand still for you.
Of course if your goals are: "I want to be able to work my horse at liberty in the field" then what I teach you will need to be more in-depth.
I have worked using a variety of natural horsemanship systems, for example in the past I have started several horses using Monty Roberts' methods. I have also studied the Parelli system. But I ethos is more similar to that of Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling.
However my most important and influential teachers have been the horses. I strongly believe that at the end of the day you can put any label you want on natural horsemanship, 'Parelli', 'Intelligent horsemanship', etc, but really it is all about 'horse language' and how we can best communicate with the horses.