TRAINING FOR YOUNG HORSES 

Just Equus offers a full range of services for training young horses including:

  • Foundation training
  • Starting & Backing

FOUNDATION TRAINING FOR YOUNG HORSES

Whilst a young horse is not physically developed enough to begin the backing process until later in life, building a solid foundation early on helps the young horse to become a confident and willing partner. The experiences that young horses have early on,  influence their development in much the same way as us humans. Laying a positive foundation with a young horse helps to prepare them for their future.

Foundation training includes:

  • Introducing the halter
  • Helping your horse to become polite when leading 
  • Helping your young horse to become polite when handling
  • Handling at close and long range
  • Desensitisation
  • Introducing new experiences
  • Picking up feet/Farrier preparation
  • Loading

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. 

STARTING & BACKING YOUNG HORSES 

Just Equus offers starting and backing services for all young horses using sympathetic horsemanship training, helping to develop confident and willing partners. To achieve this we initially focus on establishing a strong foundation, initially on the ground, ensuring your horse is physically, psychologically and emotionally prepared to accept a rider. Once the young horse has been fully prepared we then move working at the horse's pace to working under the saddle.  

We pride ourselves on recognising that all horses are individuals and learn at different paces and in different ways, and develop training programmes which take all factors into consideration.

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.