January 12, 2023
Here are some questions we get asked all the time when visiting our clients. Although we don't offer free advice on training your horse yourself as it could be dangerous, we can still answer questions relating to general care, riding and the services we offer!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHICH KIND OF HORSES DO RECONDITIONING YOUR HORSE TRAIN?
Any horse, any breed, any discipline!
Our rider weighs approximately 9.5stone and is 5'8" tall, so there are very few small breeds that he can't ride. We can still do the groundwork, though, and will even do our best to help find you a small enough jockey to back your pony.
DO YOU HAVE A YARD YOU CAN TAKE MY HORSE TO?
We do have our own private yard, although we prefer not to take your horse there. We like to offer a personalised service and love it when owners and riders get involved with the training process, which would be a lot more difficult at our home yard. In special circumstances we can take your horse on board at home, but this would cost extra.
WHAT DOES RECONDITIONING YOUR HORSE DO DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHERS IN YOUR FIELD?
We like to involve our clients in the process of training, and we like to share our knowledge with you. There is an abundance of trainers that you can send your horse to for six weeks and they will do it all for you, but we like the personal touch. Everyone has a different idea of the perfect horse, and our perfect horse could be very different from yours. Your input into his learning is invaluable, and you'll learn more about your horse and what works for you.
CAN YOU BACK MY HORSE USING NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP METHODS?
We won't back a horse using this method, but we can retrain it once it has learned to respond to a bit. Natural horsemanship is growing in popularity, but we don't feel that it is a safe way to back a horse. Once you have established steering your horse with a bit he will find it a lot easier to make the change to bitless. Treeless saddles and bare feet are always good in our opinion, though, as long as it works for your horse.