Can I visit my horse whilst its in training with you?
Yes we encourage our clients to come down as offen as they like to visit their horse, we understand that they take up a large chunk of your life, we are always being told ‘I’m not quite sure what to do with myself’ in that case please feel free to come down, fuss your horse. Just remember to bring a pack of treats!
Can I have lessons on my horse before he/she comes back?
Yes, we encourage all our clients to come down and have a lesson before they take their horse home. This gives you a chance to really be at ease with your horse in a safe environment. Will is on hand to offer as much advice during the lesson as possible, and remember there’s no such thing as a silly question.
Are you fully insured?
Yes, we are fully insured by for the safety and well being of your horse.
How long does the training typically take?
Will recommends your horse stays for an average duration of 4 to 6 weeks to ensure 100% satisfaction. The duration of the stay is completely bespoke to the horses needs and Will can advise you on this when you make an enquiry.
What training will my horse experience whilst with you?
The yard is based on a working farm with plenty of machinery working the land daily, not only that but we have plenty of farm animals to see including pigs, sheep and geese. Your horse will also enjoy riding in large open fields as well as the woods where we have a working game keep, plenty of spooking opportunities to bomb proof your ride.
What sort of horses come to you for training?
Will has seen a variety of horses come in for training from all disciplines such as Dressage, Show jumpers, Eventers, Polo ponies, Hunters, endurance horses to even horse and cart.
Here’s a snippet of the types of horses Will has successfully trained:
- Competition horses
- Riding club horses
- Driving Horses
- Child’s Ponies (suitability assessment)
- Polo Ponies
- Racing horses
- Happy hackers
and many more…
You mentioned on your about us page ‘a good deal’ and ‘winners’, what does this mean?
This is a really important part of Will’s training. A good deal is a break, the best way to describe it is, you’re running and you know that you have to make it to the sign post and stop, that’s your goal, your good deal, your break and it makes you a ‘winner’, you’ve won once you’ve pushed yourself to that sign post. That’s exactly what Will does in training. Will let’s his horses have a good deal once they have reached their goal, this could be putting a leg onto the ramp of a trailer to not running away when he waves a flag. Will makes them winners and it really works.
“You can ask the horse to do your thing, but you ask him; you offer it to him in a good way. You fix it up and let him find it. You do not make anything happen, no more than you can make a friendship begin.” Ray Hunt