Jenni Nellist Animal Behaviourist, Equine / Horse and Dog Behaviourist South Wales Talks and Workshops

Talks and Workshops

I host evening talks throughout the winter in the Swansea/ Gower area and during the summer season workshops are available. Please scroll down to view my next event, Attitude Matters! An evening presentation at Pennard Parish Hall on Thursday 12th March 2020: 

Yard Visits and Equestrian Clubs 

The ultimate horsey gathering. Get your club or yard together and learn more about horse psychology through fully interactive activities: including learning to assess your horses’ personalities; investigate equine social behaviour; discover more about how horses learn; learn about what stress is and how to combat bad stress in your horses’ lives; understanding equine attitudes, behaviour and emotions at competitions and event. These can be morning, afternoon or evening sessions, one topic session. These events can be tailored to suit your requirements. 


£10 per person, minimum 6 people plus travel costs (45p per mile from SA3 1NZ – one way).  

The Veterinary Team and Paraprofessionals 

When the biggest threat to your health and safety is the animal you are aiming to treat the most effective risk management you can undertake is to learn how to read equine behaviour well, especially the subtleties, and learn how to manage their behaviour through effective low stress handling skills incorporating simple behaviour modification. I can provide you with training and coaching to improve your equine handling and ultimately your safety.  


I can also provide you with training to help you to help your human clients improve their horse management and training with behaviour in mind. Not only have I contributed a chapter to Equine Behaviour In Mind, edited by Suzanne Rogers and published by 5m, I’ve also presented at London Vet Show 2018  on equine social behaviour and its impacts on their management and welfare and at the BVNA Congress in 2014.


In 2017 I wrote about the effects of stress on horses for the Veterinary Nurse:  “Let’s Talk About Stress”.  In 2019 I wrote about "Equine Behavioural First Aid".


I will be hosting annual behaviour CPD events for equine professionals as well as offering bespoke training by request. Please keep an eye on this page and my social media, and/or contact me to discuss your requirements.

Welfare Organisations 

The complete package from rescue/intake through rehabilitation to rehoming. I offer staff, volunteer and new owner/loaner training in the behavioural assessment of the new/pending intake, careful creation and implementation of training programs, particularly traumatised equines, finally and most importantly, training and support packages for the new owner/loaner of the rescue horse. Please contact me to discuss your requirements. 

Feral Pony Training 

The ultimate horse training experience. I run courses carefully designed for people who:  

  • Already have knowledge of horse behaviour and training and who wish to hone their skills 

  • Are involved in conservation grazing and want to learn how to apply low stress training for husbandry and veterinary procedures 

  • Work or volunteer in equine welfare organisations who encounter feral ponies and want to learn how to apply low stress training for husbandry and veterinary procedures, as well as increase their ponies rehoming opportunities 

  • Are new to training and want to learn how to read horses better as well as learn how to apply low stress training techniques 

All training is with feral ponies on conservation sites on Gower, South Wales. Please contact me for more information.

Training for students, trainers and behaviourists 

Serious about your equine behaviour career?

Looking for equine practical supervision opportunities?

I offer training privately or in small groups to students, trainers and behaviourists, providing a safe space to practice and improve equine handling, training and clinical behaviour skills. Please contact me to discuss your requirements. 

I will be hosting a monthly equine behaviour clinic at Lluest Horse and Pony Trust, Beili Bedw Farm, Llanddeusant, Llangadog, Carms, SA19 9TG
This behaviour clinic is specifically for Lluest Horse and Pony Trust and external candidates looking for professional supervision towards becoming a clinical animal behaviourist. You will have the opportunity to observe one or two cases presented by Lluest, to taking a case under supervision (dependent on candidate readiness), additional practical handling and training skills, and a one-to-one debrief over the phone later to reflect on your understanding of each case seen.

Forthcoming dates are:
Tuesday 17th March 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 21st April 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 19th May 11am to 3pm

Please bring your own lunch, robust footwear, riding helmet* and gloves, and waterproof clothing
*you won't be expected to ride but appropriate safety equipment including a helmet is required for all horse handling.

Contact Me
  • Attitude Matters!
    Thu, 12 Mar
    Pennard Parish Hall
    12 Mar 2020, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
    Pennard Parish Hall, Vennaway Ln, Parkmill, Swansea SA3 2EA, UK
    Does your horse's mood or character make show ring performance a struggle? Want to find out how your horse's emotions, mood and temperament interact with behaviour and how to best influence his attitude? This evening presentation will cover the underlying pyschology of the horse in sport