Equestrian Background

I’ve always been passionate about horses, – ever since I was a small child, despite parental anxieties.  I was brought up in a musical and artistic household, but horses were always my passion and I always found a way to connect with them somehow. I drew horses obsessively and begged riding lessons, and started riding when I was very young.

I am an Equine Behaviour Consultant using Positive Reinforcement.

I am an enlightened Equitation Level 3 EE Teacher.

I have been studying the Academic Art of Riding by Bent Branderup since 2010. I remain fascinated by the depth, variety and complexity it holds.

Ylvie Fros has been a superbly helpful accredited and certified AAoR by Bent Branderup trainer for me since meeting her in Holland at her home in Lunteren. Her consistently good insights and detailed lessons have been immensely helpful to me over the years and I am truly grateful to her for her support.

Kathrin Branderup -Tannous has remained a repeatedly huge source of deeper insights for me particularly concerning refinements of AAoR seat training.

Kathryn Wallbergs’ lessons had incredible detail and accuracy which I still refer to and found really helpful.

Monika Sanders lessons help me to find ever more softness, yet retaining precision. The Military approach being balanced with the Hippy brain approach.

Christofer Dahlgrens’ sense of fun was a refreshing series of highly educational lessons.

Bent Branderups own lessons with me have been straight to the point and super accurate in defining issues and helping to find the solutions. Each one is a detailed revelation. I regularly take lessons with him.

Shawna Karrasch, and Ben Hart have both gently helped make good progressions from thought provoking analysis.

Peggy Hogan has been a wonderful teacher and even online lessons in her courses have given much food for thought each time.

Karolina Westlund- Frimans excellent academic courses have been truly brilliantly put together and add yet more layers to understanding advanced animal behaviour and training and animal emotions.

I learned to use the The Equine Touch in 2017 and I am delighted to have taken this to Level 3 ET.  I find it very much compliments and helps horses in their training.

“Who am I in my horses eyes” is a phrase I have heard Bent say many times and this is constantly in my thoughts as I train.

I love to ride but I also really enjoy working with horses from the ground as I find that the Work in Hand, AAoR lunging, Long Reining and Groundwork, is wonderful for developing trust and connection and their education is almost a by product. I am positive, kind and well intentioned with my training approaches. I do not use gadgets or control devices to train.

Every time we are with our horses, we are educating them, whether we mean to or not.

Sunny Piaffe

Fox in hand