Horse Behaviour Clinics
Learn to communicate clearly and effectively with your horse
to overcome many behavioural problems.
Learning to Listen
Our aims and objectives are to work with you and your horse to overcome any issues and help you to communicate more effectively and confidently.
I use halter and groundwork for many situations. These therapy sessions are usually designed for one owner and their horse and we cover common handling and ridden issues, with the most popular being loading issues. Common issues include:
Behaviours such as biting or pushing the owner up against a wall, pulling away when being led, are usually a result of the horse being allowed to become dominant through a nervous approach. In this manner they can become uncooperative and dangerous.
Horses overreacting to noises, people and objects can cause tremendous damage to themselves and their owners.
Whether taking your horse to a vet, a show or a field trip, getting them onto the trailer is the first hurdle, and with some horses, it can be huge.
Simply beginning training with a young horse can be difficult under some circumstances. Refusing to lift foot, etc.
Day to Day Management
General bad behaviour such as jumping out of the field, problems leaving or entering the stable, door-kicking, barging out the stable, etc.
Anxieties and phobias
Rearing and skittishness arising from nervousness, separation anxiety, needles and procedures form vets, farriers and dentists
Riding and Competing Issues
Refusal to stand for mounting, problems accepting tack, napping bucking, ridden problems, refusing to enter the arena.
Whether it's toward horses or humans, behaviour such as kicking, biting, nipping, charging etc. is not acceptable.
Treating Your Horse's Loading Issues
I have worked with numerous horses and owners to help them overcome loading issues. When I visit your yard, my day is yours. We work at a pace that suits both your horse and you. Breaks are taken when needed, no pressure, no time limits, just working with the Dually halter, working on boundaries, ground work, turning, backing up, etc.
Top Tips for Loading Success
- Make sure you are relaxed and focused, and not sending a"non-load vibe" to your horse.
- The trailer or lorry MUST be on a level, safe ground.
- Ensure it is light and airy and suitable for the purpose.
- Practice loading well in advance of any events you have planned.
- Once your horse is loaded, are you sure he will be safe inside?
- Will the journey smooth and pleasant?
- Allow your horse time to process each step in his training.
- Keep loose dogs away, and your audience to a minimum, spectators only help to fuel your anxiety levels.
- Remember to breathe!