How do you deal with biting horses…?

As any of you who joined me on the ‘Meeting of Minds’ program will know, I have a huge passion for learning and sharing knowledge, and last weekend was my kind of perfect as I had the huge privilege and … Read More

My journey with Boots – Behaviour & Emotions

It’s been a hot, muggy day and my little girl has finally fallen asleep after the excitement of returning to school. I take a moment, stepping into the garden to stop and breathe, listening to the pitter-patter of the rain … Read More

My journey with ‘Boots’ – Part 2, Perspectives

‘Perception’: “The ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.” “The way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted.” As the gate latch clicks behind me, my heart sings when I see ‘Boots’ lift her … Read More

My journey with ‘Boots’ – Part 1

Dilemmas, dilemmas – where do I start? My blog… my thoughts… my galloping heart! I jump in the car, ‘to the horses’ I think: The journey’s a blur, and gone in a wink. I pull on my boots, and slam … Read More

The Art & Science of Relationships

What is ‘Horse-man-ship’? What do the words ‘good horsemanship’ mean to you? For me it is about our horse/human relationships; understanding our horses and ourselves, mentally, physically and emotionally – A holistic approach to managing, caring for and building trust … Read More

Tools of the Trade

Is Less Really More? “The most important part of any piece of equipment is the hands that hold it” Monty Roberts Walk into any tack room and you will undoubtedly see a dizzying array of tools. Mentally, now, make a … Read More

The Spiral of Learning

As we go through life I believe we regularly revisit certain lessons and learning’s, building and expanding on our levels of knowledge and understanding, creating a ‘Spiral of Learning’ & Development. This is a concept that underpins the Meeting of … Read More

A Meeting of Minds

Having witnessed the huge changes in the equine world over the past 15yrs, it’s increasing openness to different methods of horsemanship, and a better understanding of our horses needs, natural behaviours etc. I have also observed increasing confusion, seemingly conflicting … Read More