PROBLEM SOLVING

Many people experience problems and challenges with their horse. Common problems include:

  • Difficulties loading.
  • Poor ground manners.
  • Problems clipping.
  • Difficulties leading.
  • Barging.
  • Reluctance to pick feet up.
  • Spooking.
  • Napping.
  • Difficulties touching particular areas e.g. head shy.
  • Problems mounting.
  • Ridden problems.
  • Rearing/Bucking.
  • Biting.
  • Confidence building.
  • Difficulties catching.

Sometimes, all it needs is to see things from a different perspective. By considering things from the horse's point of view, understanding their natural instincts and what motivates them, many problems can be overcome.

Good horsemanship is about working with the horse's natural instincts using calm, fair and consistent techniques. All techniques are developed on an understanding of communication, equine psychology and behaviour, human psychology and behaviour and are firm,fair and non-violent. The aim of all problem solving sessions is to address the challenge you and your horse are experiencing.

Although part of my work involves working with your horse, equally as important, I work with you, so you can develop your own knowledge, skills and confidence, teaching you effective handling and training techniques.

All problem solving sessions are carried out on a 1:1 basis, providing you with individual support, at your yard with your horse. On-going support by telephone or online can be provided.Prior to contacting me, if you are experiencing behavioural problems with your horse, it is always advisable to check for any physical causes and have these addressed.