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BEHAVIOURAL SPECIALIST
‘We contacted Will in a last ditch attempt to salvage something good out of a bad situation’ Pippa Stamp.
READ PIPPA'S STORY HERE

HORSE BEHAVIOUR ISSUES

Does your horse challenge you either on the ground or whilst being ridden to a point where you have lost your confidence? Or when going to handle them feels like a struggle because you have to mentally prepare yourself way in advance? Don’t worry you’re not alone.

Horses come in all different shapes and sizes and this is the same with the potential behavioural issues they throw your way. Whether this is learned behaviour or something that has come about due to circumstances or a situation it’s best to nip it in the bud before the horse potentially hurts you, a member of your team or friend on the yard.

Wills philosophy. Whether you have an international dressage horse, a stallion at stud or a happy hacker they must have basic groundwork manners and respect. Why? Safety, the average horse between 14hh and 16hh can weigh anything between 380-500kgs, if we took the top weight, then a horse is roughly 430kgs heavier than the average UK female. As a responsible owner you need to make sure that theirs, and your safety is paramount in any situation. From an open showground to mixing within a yard situation Will campaigns for the avoidance of a ‘fight’, a chifney or several unnecessary handlers per horse. If your horse has the basics of good manners installed in them then they should be able to deal with multiple situations enabling you to relax and enjoy your horse at its full potential.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have come to the conclusion your horse has behavioural issues you will have more than likely tried to fix that problem and been unsuccessful, from bucking, bronking, rearing & bolting, horses can present us with various unexplained behaviours that can knock our confidence or completely confuse us. If you’re there, and you’re reading this, you’re in need of some help. Drop us a message, see if Will can help, having experienced horses with multiple behavioural issues we’re confident he will find the solution.

A question Will has been presented with on more than one occasion, and only you can answer that. Will can address the issues with your horse and correct bad habits & behaviour whilst giving you the foundations to continue their education but, it is up to YOU to decide if you are willing to put the effort in and keep working with your horse. In 9/10 partnerships we’ve seen, you’ve come to Will because you’re not prepared to give up & that ‘want’ to succeed grows your old confidence back.

After working with horses for numerous years both in the UK and Australia there’s not a lot of behaviours Will hasn’t seen or worked with, why not drop us a message, Will is here to help.

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