Lunge with Herman
If you're new to ground work then this is the best place to start. This is lungeing - but not as you know it! It is much more beneficial than 'conventional' lungeing, as it combines ground work and liberty training. You will quickly see a huge improvement in your horse's lightness, suppleness & engagement. The connection you will develop with your horse is truly magical.
Herman, our ‘Mr Handsome’, is a 17hh 7yo Liver Chestnut KWPN Gelding. He is big framed so he can lose balance, and finds it difficult to lift his back and engage.
To teach Herman self carriage and 'lightness' on the lunge. Develop engagement, suppleness and balance to set him up for success under saddle, with less reliance on his rider.
Scatterproof with Senna
If your horse is SPOOKY or lacks FOCUS this journey will teach you what is going on in your horses head, so you can train him to stay calm in scary situations! From extreme reactions, to more subtle signs of tension, or if you have a youngster ready to start educating, this journey is for you.
Senna is a spooky 16hh 6yo Bay KWPN Gelding. He is extremely tense and highly reactive to pretty much everything in his environment.
To build confidence and train Senna to relax and work without being in constant fear that something is going to jump out and eat him!
In-Hand with Jack
This is where it gets really exciting! Learn how to train movements, such as shoulder-in, half pass, piaffe & Spanish walk. In this journey you are 'building in buttons' on the ground so that your horse knows the answer, before you ask the question under saddle - makes sense? Be warned, IN-HAND training is highly addictive - once you start you will be hooked!
Jack is a 16.2hh 9yo Black Hanoverian Gelding, who joined us as a rescue horse following injury as a 3 year old. Jack is short coupled and tight in his back.
To improve suppleness and enhance overall gymnastic performance. To teach Jack all of the buttons he needs for advanced movements in hand, so he understands them under saddle.
Dressage with Fleur
If you feel stuck, at any level, this journey will inspire you to step outside of your comfort zone and freshen up your training. You owe it to yourself to try things you only ever dreamed of - you will be amazed at what you can achieve.
Fleur aka ‘Ginger Rogers’ as she tap dances impatiently at turn out time, is a 16.2hh 14yo Chestnut Hanoverian Mare. Built on the forehand, she is not blessed with the ideal dressage conformation, and can get strong.
To lighten the forehand and use Fleur's natural forward motivation in a more positive way. To learn advanced movements and nail the tempi changes which are currently like a runaway steam train!