Having had a successful career in sales and leadership for twenty-five years, in 2011 a change of circumstances gave me the opportunity to fulfill a life long ambition of working with horses.
Due to some behavioural difficulties I had experienced with my own horse I had become familiar with the work of the Natural Animal Centre (NAC) and their approach to animal behaviour qualifications for professional behaviourists.
I embarked on my studies with NAC in 2011 and qualified in 2012, I continued my studies with NAC up to Stage 3 and will always love learning and studying with a wide variety of people and professional bodies.
I am committed to sharing my knowledge in a practical and applied way and I would like to reach as many horses and owners as possible. There are endless reasons why some horses find life challenging and this is why I offer consultations (under veterinary referral) and because I believe that ‘prevention is better than cure’ I also actively promote my educational talks and clinics which I run for colleges, livery yards, riding clubs and anyone who will listen!
All my work is aimed at reducing fear, pain, stress and anxiety from horses lives as far as is practical for any particular horse and handler depending on their individual circumstances. Consultations start with going through some history for the horse. Often the recommendations will involve some husbandry changes as well as developing a bespoke behaviour modification plan, or for less complex cases a revised force free training plan. My mission is to share knowledge with as many people as I can. Promoting sensible horsemanship with the science of behaviour and learning as a firm foundation.
Please call me for a chat if you have any questions not covered in this list.
Enlightened Equitation rider coaching on your own horse £40 per hour
Semi private lessons £30 per rider
Behaviour Consultations £100 (these are normally at least 2 hours and includes a full report for both you and your vet and a Behaviour Modification Plan tailored to you and your horse’s needs)
Follow up consultations £45 per hour
Horse Agility £40 for members or £45 for non members
Staff training or educational talks £45 per hour (2 hour min)
My day rate is £240 (9 - 4pm or 10 - 5pm)
Half day £130
Mileage 40p per mile over 10m from my home postcode in West Buckland TA21
I offer a 15% chairty discount on all the above rates (except Horse Agility)
Personally I prefer to ride bitless when I can and my horses are barefoot, but I am not on a crusade and believe we must stay safe and should all do what is right for our horses and our personal circumstances.