Talks and Workshops
I host evening talks throughout the winter in the Swansea/ Gower area and during the summer season workshops are available:
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 recently presented at London Vet Show 2018 on equine social behaviour and its impacts on their management and welfare
In 2017 I wrote about the effects of stress on horses for the Veterinary Nurse: “Let’s Talk About Stress”.
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.
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.
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.
Training for students, trainers and behaviourists
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.
To pay for a talk or workshop, please use the PayPal Link.