We offer help through a variety of options for you and your horse. Whether  working in a private lesson, a group clinic or a training situation, it is always my aim to put people at ease and treat them with respect. I strongly desire for horses and people to enjoy their time with me. If there is anyway I can help that is not listed, please get in touch and I will see what I can do.

 

Lessons (individual/private): 

Lessons are an ideal starting place for all types of people and horses of every age and stage and are tailored to individuals needs. Lessons can be on the basis of an assessment - a 'where to from here?' If you have a new horse, or any particular problems or hopes and dreams, it is helpful to start by helping you assess your horses situation, and coming up with a plan. Many people come to us with their horses or ponies and just want some guidance as to how we can help. After the first lesson, if people want to use our services, they can decide whether they want to put the horse in training, join in on our weekend run clinics, or have regular lessons.

Lessons may be for (but not limited to):

  • Assessments
  • Foal and young horse education 
  • Trailer loading
  • Stiff, unbalanced and braced horses
  • Specific horse trouble spots- leaning, canter leads, pulling, on the forehand,  
  • Children and young riders
  • Rider balance and independence of seat, hands and legs, feel and timing, pressure and release.
  • Suppleness, flexibility, lateral work, self carriage and collection
  • Nervous or fearful riders
  • Behavioural issues - too numerous to list... 

Cost and details

$85 per person per lesson: 

  • at an arranged location/facility  -  usually about one hour.  Possible discount per session if there are multiple riders in one location.
  • In Auckland I teach out of a 20 x 60 professional arena In  Woodhill 
  • The price  May or may not include the arena fee, check in with me to find this out depending on location!
  •  I will need to charge a travel fee for lessons further afield then  areas around my base locations.

South Island

  • Held at Topp Lodge arena, Staveley 
  • Contact Donna Topp
  • 03 303 0955

 Here are some Pictures from lessons and such...

 

 Contact me for any information and help you may require.

 


 

Clinics 

Clinics are are very helpful for establishing good experiences and skills in group situations.  They are an ideal environment to have your horse be around other horses, whilst he/she learns to focus on what the rider or handler is asking. What is different to about many clinics I teach, is I am usually astride my own mare Bee - and if she is not available then I try and arrange another horse suitable to teach from! 

  • $ 70 per rider (enquire regarding arena fee)
  • Usually 3-8 Riders
  •  Are usually teach astride my own horse Bee or another one suitable if she is not available!
  • 1.5- 3 hours

Usually with riders I have already worked with at least once privately,  

Spectators welcome. It can be helpful to watch one before riding in it.

 

Martin Black Clinic -  he's back again in 2017 - contact me for more info.

I bring over and host riders horsemen  from other parts of the world! 2017 will be the third year hosting Martin Black... In 2012 we brought over Dave Weaver of The Californios.