Affordable, reliable equine backing and training for young stock, problem or difficult horses. Based in rural Herefordshire, horses are welcome for backing, training, behavioural problems and much more. A relaxed, safe environment suitable for any equestrian requirement.
With over 10 years’ experience & a professional within his field, Will specialises in equestrian behaviour. With a passionate, calm approach he gets results that speak for themselves you only have to read his testimonials page.
Will’s home & facilities based in Herefordshire are surrounded by several equestrian counties including Worcestershire, Shropshire & Gloucestershire. Located off junction 7 of the M5 with easy access from the Midlands, South West, Wales and surrounding counties, with a UK wide transportation service to compliment your training package Will can take care of all your equestrian requirements under one barn.
Having the falls and glory of competing ponies in his youth it wasn’t long before Will found the speeds, agility and skill in the sport of Polocrosse. Having been taken under the wing of a successful family within the circuit Will found himself playing A grade on well bred machines.
It was now time to turn a life long passion into a career. After hearing all the myths about Australian horse trainers during his days in Polocrosse, Will booked a ticket and headed the other side of the world where in his mind, his riding and training really began.
Will was lucky enough to land in Australia and be taken under the wing of a very successful horse trainer in New South Wales, Australia, it was there Will learnt the importance of understanding horses on both their, and his terms. This is where he truly learnt the value of giving them ‘a good deal’, making them ‘winners’. You can read about a ‘good deal’ and ‘winners’ in the frequently asked questions sections of the site.
As well as learning the behaviour of horses in NSW, Will was exposed to the relaxed, calming approach that came with riding horses all over the land and he has adopted this ethos with his own training back in the UK.
“A lot of people worry about taking their youngsters out to see things, for me this is part of their learning journey, this exposes them to everything that might be asked of them when they go home, its very important that I get this right, especially for the horse”
Will’s training influences not only come from the one to one education he gained in Australia and UK but also from the more recognised horse trainers. He regularly reads and watches DVD’s released from the likes of Bill and Tom Dorrance, Buck Brannaman, Ray Hunt and many others who practice the patient but firm art of backing horses.
It’s not surprising that like any professional Will continues his education. Will is an avid reader who is open minded and listens to not only other professional horse trainers but also his clients.
“Listening to the needs of my clients really ensures I deliver what they are expecting. My priority is that every owner can get their horse home and enjoy them, I’m just here in the middle to help communicate when things get tricky.”
After training with Buck Brannaman in 2017 Will continues to grow and learn. 2018 brings an offering of even more services for you and your horse so keep your eyes peeled. But for now, and as always, Will’s commitments and priorities lie in providing you with a well balanced horse. His trip back to Australia, is on hold for a bit longer.
Will Hunt has been featured in the media several times over his career including his involvement with being featured on the cover of Cotswold life magazine in a lifestyle shoot set in the idyllic town of Cheltenham set at the pump rooms.
Will has also blogged for Horse Hero, a website that promotes equestrian videos for people looking for tips and techniques with their horses. Will specialised in behavioural videos from mounting an impatient horse to starting a youngster.
Lincombe Equine Centre adult camp: Will has taught the importance of ground work at adult camps, from instructing basic halter work to working in and around bags and flags he has always received really positive feedback from these sessions.
Pony Club demos, Will understands the importance of teaching riders from a young age the basics of groundwork and handling, Will has conducted demos at Pony Club camps, including the Malvern Pony Club at Hartpury College.
Work with Will
If you would like to work with Will in terms of media opportunities or booking him for group clinics or demo’s then please contact him via his online form here. Will is always open to teaching the value of good horsemanship and looks forward to hearing from you.