BHS AI (reg'd)
Monty Roberts Preliminary Certificate of Horsemanship
Recommended Associate for Kelly Marks, Intelligent Horsemanship & holder of the Intelligent Horsemanship Diploma
R.W.Y.M Level One Mastery Accredited Coach
My start in the equestrian world was through the BHS training system, and I owe a lot to the people that trained me through those exams, and the knowledge that I learnt from them.
After seeing Monty in 1998, I felt inspired that there was another way to work with horses. I went onto do the modular courses that form The Monty Roberts Preliminary Certificate of Horsemanship, which I achieved after being invited to complete the Stage 2 in 1999. I then went on to become a Recommended Associate for Kelly Marks, Intelligent Horsemanship in 2000. I work with all sorts of horses, and my aim is to tailor my work to suit you and your horse.
Through the IH courses, I was introduced to the work of Mary Wanless, and Ride with you Mind. A keen rider, I embarked on her courses, and again took a very steep learning curve, but realised how much difference it made to the horse, with regards to my position. Feeling the differences in myself, I was keen to be able to help others in there own riding and learning, and I went on to become an accredited coach. I have taught on her courses, run clinics incorporating her work, and offer privates coaching also.
In 2007, 2008 and 2009 I had the opportunity to travel to South Africa with Kelly Marks, who was doing demonstrations there, and I ran courses in groundwork and riding. It is such a great opportunity to be able to spread the word, and offer this further afield as well as here in the UK.