ABOUT JUST EQUUS

Just Equus was founded by Caroline Holterman. Caroline has over thirty year's of horsemanship experience. She began riding at the age of 3 years and has been involved with horses all her life.  Caroline has worked in a variety of positions within the equestrian world including equestrian centres, riding schools and dressage yards, as well as being a volunteer for Riding for the Disabled Association and a Horse Rescue Centre. Caroline holds the following qualifications:

  • MSc Applied Psychology.
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology.
  • Monty Roberts Preliminary Certificate in Horsemanship.
  • BTEC Level 4. Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Sector.
  • Parelli Natural Horsemanship Level 1 & 2 Graduate.
  • Certificate of Vocational Qualification in Horse Care Level 2.
  • BHS Stages 1 and 2.
  • Institute of Occupational Health & Safety:Managing Safety. 
  • Health & Safety Executive Compliant: First at Work (FaW)

She is a member of Intelligent Horsemanship and Parelli Natural Horsemanship (PNH) and is currently a PNH Level 3/4 Student. She has completed Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults training. 

Insurance

Just Equus is fully insured for Freelance Teaching Liability and Care, Custody & Control by Shearwater Insurance Services.


MORE ABOUT ME 

I began my journey with horses as a three year old and have been involved with these beautiful animals  ever since. 

Over the last fifteen years I have had a strong desire to move away from the more traditional/conventional dominant based relationship to one that truly honors each individual horse as a sentient being in their own right. My traditional horse training background has meant there has been much to learn and unlearn!

In addition to my degrees in pychology, I have trained with and/or studied a variety of horsemen and women, discovering new ideas about various aspects of horsemanship. 

Below (in no particular order) are just some of the individuals and horsemanship/equitation styles I have studied the work of or have trained directly with:

  • Nikki Potter: Nikki is an Alexander Technique Teacher, who trained extensively with Danny Pevsner FBHS who trained at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. She also works closely with Sophie Buchner who trained personally with Nuno Oliveira.
  • Anne Wilson: Classical Riding Trainer. http://www.classicalridingannewilson.com
  • Laira Gold: Certified Monty Roberts Instructor. BSc 1st Class Hons. Dip Neuro- Linguistic Hypno-Psychotherapist, Master Practitioner NLP. EAGALA Part One. http://www.lairagold.com
  • Jody Ruysen: Parelli Natural Horsemanship Licensed Professional -  3 Star Instructor. 1 Star Foundation. 1 Star HMS. http://www.jodyruysen.com
  • Janine Buckley Hewitt: Parelli Natural Horsemanship Licensed Professional -  1 Star Instructor.  http://www.savvyhorsemanship.co.uk/
  • Heather Moffett: Enlightened Equitation. http://www.enlightenedequitation.com/index.html
  • Monty Roberts: http://www.montyroberts.com
  • Parelli Natural Horsemanship: http://www.parelli.com
  • Buck Brananman: http://brannaman.com
  • Mark Rashid: http://www.markrashid.com
  • Sylvia Loch: http://www.sylvialoch.com
  • Jenny Rolfe: http://naturallyclassical.com
  • Ray Hunt: http://www.rayhunt.com

WHERE DID THE NAME "JUST EQUUS" COME FROM? 

When Caroline founded Just Equus in 2011, she wanted to give the business a name that would reflect the principles she works from.  The word "Just" is an adjective that is based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair. The word "Equus" is derived from the Latin term "equus caballus" a noun used to describe the horse family (equidae).