Welcome to my Website

I am a Sculptor and Horse Trainer, a student of  the Academic Art of Riding by Bent Branderup and an Enlightened Equitation Level 3, training horses using Positive Reinforcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sculptor creates a work of art from an inanimate material, but the horse trainer must change a living being with its innate unique characteristics into a work of art.

 

Rewarding Uralita

 

Collection on lunge

 

Relaxed ridden collection

 

 

Flying Fox working in hand

 

We take in horses sometimes for full training livery at Stonehaven for short or long term – please contact me for details.

Here are some of my favourite quotes – which I try to live by when training my horses:

“If the horse is trained by force, force will be required to ride it.” – Egon von Neindorff

“Anything forced cannot be beautiful” –  Xenophon

“Ask often, be content of little, reward always” – Nuno Oliviera

“Advanced work is only ever as good as the basics.” – Egon von Neindorff

“Systems crush artistry” – Bent Branderup