I have always been passionate about horses, – ever since I was a small child despite parental anxieties about my safety! I was brought up in a musical and artistic household, but horses were always my obsession.
Over the years I have searched for many answers to my questions about ethical but effective horse training and how to educate a horse and how to communicate with horses and listen to their responses. It has been and still remains utterly fascinating and rewarding for me.
I ride a lot, but I also really love working horses from the ground as I find that the work in hand, sympathetic lunging, long reining, and groundwork using a single line closer to the horse, is so good for all of the following – and more:
Suppling and gymnasticising the horse without the burden of a rider
Refining the aids
Introducing lateral movements
Starting a young horse
Maintaining and improving an older horses suppleness
Teaching the horse a more detailed language required for ridden work
Training small ponies without needing to ride
Variety within the training
Rehabilitation of the horses body
Rehabilitation of the horses mind