Non Ridden Equine Friendly Horsemanship Practitioners and Trainers

Non Ridden Equine Friendly Horsemanship Practitioners and Trainers

Here we list horsemanship practitioners and trainers that have been awarded Non Ridden Equine Friendly status. If you are a horsemanship practitioner or trainer and wish to apply for Non Ridden Equine Friendly status click here for more information. It is FREE to apply and FREE to be listed. 

In no priority order

Connection Training has a full set of on-line courses, training using positive reinforcement. They teach owners how to train handling, health-care, gymnastic groundwork, de-spooking and loading and travelling. All required for happy horse keeping. 

Horse Haven Holistic Livery & Ethical Training specialise in the care of horses retired through age, illness or injury on a hybrid Track / Equicentral system in mid-west Wales. They also offer ethical training for non ridden horses. Freelance in hand lessons, walks and confidence training is available.

Sadie Beech Horsemanship is a fully licensed school and centre of horsemanship based in North Wales. They offer horsemanship training in both ground work, liberty, horse agility and riding.  

Megan Hines Equine in Co. Kildare Ireland is a Certified Connection Training Coach and offer affordable access to ethical, science-based equine training both in-person and online. ‚ÄčAdvice on equine appropriate management, ethology & behaviour, overcoming behavioural problems, and introducing the science of how equines learn & the art of positive training.  

Equivibes, in Forres in Moray offers training in ground work with your horse incorporating many different techniques and styles according to what best suits you and your horse.  This Non-ridden training is a great way to build a strong partnership with your horse, it helps to build trust and respect between you and your horse. Non-ridden training can help with all sorts of issues such as your horse being a bit pushy to trailer loading problems. 

Trudi Dempsey Equine Trainer and Behaviourist, has a particular interest in-hand training. She writes and judges online in-hand baroque classes for Interdressage and many of my students are non-ridden. She is an IAABC certified equine behaviour consultant just about every case will involve working from the ground, changing environments and improving management systems to foster trust and harmony. Based in the South West, UK. 

Neilson Equine Services - Scotland provides services for non-ridden equines. Laura devotes equal time and compassion to horses & ponies that are unable to be ridden but still enjoy a full life. She respectfully works with owners & horses who require a work plan that helps them enjoy life without experiencing a saddle or rider. She has a holistic approach to her work and places value on all horse-owner combinations, ridden or non-ridden. (Link takes you to her Facebook page) 

The Horse Physio. Sue Palmer is based in Stafford, she is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Trainer (and BHSAI), focusing on physio for horses, and the links between pain and behaviour (both on the ground and ridden).

Suzie School Horsemanship is a natural horsemanship trainer and instructor based in Shropshire. (Link takes you to her Facebook page) 

Rosca Horsemanship based in Derbyshire offers ethical and compassionate training for both horse and handler UK wide. From foundation to advanced horsemanship, specialising in foundations, bitless training, behavioural issues and the young horse.

Horse Tricks 101 believe that the best way for you to create a special bond with your horse is to spend time together doing activities that you both enjoy.

Equine Partnership, Phillippa Christie is based in Ireland. Equine Partnership welcomes none ridden equines. They offer training and events involving liberty, enrichment and agility to support positive partnerships with all none ridden equines. Their methods are force free and follow LIMA guidelines. 

E-horse is based in Hertfordshire, is an educational CPD organisation for UK horse owners. They deliver training sessions, online learning, news, articles, videos and relevant information to help horses owners increase their knowledge and improve equine care and welfare in the UK.‚Äč

Angel Horse is based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Dawn is passionate about the welfare and care of all equines and as a City & Guilds qualified trainer, with over 24 years of collating and producing leaning plans for many subjects, Dawn prides herself on providing each client with a quality, bespoke service catered for their individual needs. Dawn specializes in 'metal free' horse management. Dawn offers Taster Courses in Intro to Bit-less and also hosts Intro to Barefoot Hoof Care Workshops. Dawn's key interests are promoting the benefits, for both horses and their humans of Natural horse friendly Ground work via her 'Mindful Horsemanship' Coaching & Tuition sessions. Dawn, due to her own personal circumstances, understands the concept of benefits of the Non-Ridden Equine and is  fully committed to the promotion of this area of horsemanship and supporting those who wish to explore and develop their own skill set in this area. Dawn has several options availabe for clients. She can tailor all her services to Non- Ridden clients who can visit Dawn and interact with her own horse, Gentle Giant, Shire Ollie. Alternatively, Dawn can travel to you and your equines and facilitate your bespoke package with your own horses. Dawn also offers a unique Equine Assisted Therapy Service with one to one sessions with her own horse. Dawn also offers a visiting EAT service for hospitals, hospices & care homes with Ollie. Ollie is a calm, confident therapy horse who has experience in helping people with a variety of special needs including challenging behaviour, Autism and Dementia.

Gaia Horsemanship is run by Ellen Cochrane based near Malvern in Worcestershire. Ellen provides lessons and training for all equines and their humans, focusing on positive reinforcement and working in harmony. Her work is very varied with all my clients treated as individuals and doing different activities with their equines, all of which putting value on their animals for who they are. Her client base includes horses, donkeys and mules and around half my equine clients are non-ridden.

NL Equestrian is run by Naomi Leach in Northamptonshire.  Naomi is a horsemanship trainer and instructor. I teach and train equal amounts on the ground and ridden. Many of my clients have lessons with me because they want an alternative to riding. I am passionate about non ridden horses as I own one myself, he retired 6 years ago but that was just the start of our new adventures in hand.

Freelance Equine Trick Training and Horsemanship is run by Lisa Dixon in Northamptonshire, however she offeres clinics nationally. A large proportion of Lisa's lessons, demos and clinics are groundwork based. Whilst she does allow mounted desensitisation sessions, the majority of her clients are inhand based. Lisa offers trick training lessons and demos as well as clinics for long lining, starting to harness, liberty work, problem solving and just general inhand exercises to benefit horse and handler.

Equine Academy is an online learning platform delivering a range of courses from equine professionals across the globe. We are proud to include and promote non-ridden friendly courses to our students.

Feral Hearts is run by Jenny Barker in Brinsley, Nottinghamshire. Jenny is a qualified equine behaviour consultant and trainer. She offers in person and online coaching in ethical, science-based horse training. She provides support on holistic management, equine ethology, behavioural science and training focused around a force free, LIMA (least invasive, minimally aversive) approach. Jenny has a special interest in rescue and rehabilitation cases, non-ridden equines and cooperative-care training.

Understand Horses is an online equine education platform created by equine behaviour consultant Justine Harrison. Understand Horses contributors are all experts in their field – highly qualified professionals who are passionate about presenting practical, evidence-based information on a range of topics including horse behaviour, training, nutrition, physiology and welfare. Their courses are aimed at horse owners, equine students and industry professionals. Their mission is to provide clear, well presented content that is easy to understand and useful to anyone that is interested in learning more about horses and equine science. Their courses are based on the latest research they can find. They will update our courses when new research is published, so you can be assured you are getting the best information available. New courses are added on a regular basis.

The Exmoor Pony Project is helping to safeguard, promote and encourage better understanding and treatment of endangered, native Exmoor ponies, the Exmoor Pony Project was founded by Nick and Dawn Westcott. Dawn is author of the Wild Pony Whispering books, which explore core energy connection, herd dynamics and liberty training. The ponies are trained in herd recall and help people to connect with the breed - and themselves at Dawn’s workshops. Based in Exmoor National Park.

Beautiful Horsemanship in Devon is run by Claire Bruff. Claire is a behaviourist/trainer and body worker. She specialises in R+ training. She helps horse owners transition to bitless/bridleless. The majority of her work is through using kind and ethical training for basic husbandry, walks in hand, long reining etc. She is also trustee/volunteer for a charity who work with Dartmoor ponies . She has three lovely horses, two of which are non-ridden but do not have any less value. 

Believe Equestrian is run by Louise Donnor-Broom in North Yorkshire. Believe Equestrian promotes groundwork, agility and liberty training. They are the only UK club affiliated to the International Liberty Horse Association. They have a variety of clinics and a Facebook group for members with regular challenges.

GG Equine Agility is run by Gail Webb in Hampshire. GG Equine Agility provides equine agility clinics and help with horsemanship, improving confidence, trust and more between horse and human. Also encouraging people to have a try at Equine Agility with online monthly competitions.

PH Equestrian is run by Paige Hazell. She is based in West London (and will travel to Derby & Nottingham on request) Paige is a classically trained instructor, with a big belief in only promoting riding if the horse is truly happy and the method of training is force free. Paige regularly trains in-hand work and on long lines (for horses that want to "work" but without rider interference)and clicker trains for fun, practical and engaging activities.

If you run a business and want it to be included in the list of Non Ridden Equine Friendly Businesses please click here for information on how to apply. It is FREE to apply and be listed.

The Non Ridden Equine Friendly status is not a quality kite mark or quality standard. The Non Ridden Equine Association UK is not able to assess or apply a quaility standard as the equine industry is too diverse.