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.