Training services refer to a situation in which the horse lives/boards under our care and get worked 4-6 times per week. The huge advantage of a situation like this, is that every interaction we have with the horse, we consider of vital importance to his or her education. Care is taken with every aspect of the horses time with us. Feeding, catching, covering/rugging leading etc, are all opportunities to establish good behaviors and experiences for the horse, so we take time to tend to all of these interactions with the horse. 

I take horses in for training for all kinds of reasons. In Auckland, I have teamed with Taryn Skelton Kyd for most 'colt starts' and I mostly train out of her factility near Helensville. I also train out of Liberty Circle Ranch in South Head. We require owner/rider participation during the horse's stay with us. In my experience, regardless of what education and time we put into the horse, it is of vital importance that the owner/ rider allow for their own education with the horse for continued success.

Training Services:

  • Remedial work, both behavioural and physiological
  • 'Tune ups'  establishing safer, more reilable and rideable horses, whether it be for competition, trail riding or kids ponies 
  • young horse education
  • trailer loading and rehabilitation
  • Post-start/Green horse continuation work - helping riders once the horse has been started
  • 'Problem ponies
  • Starting Young Horses
  • Training can range from one to several weeks.
  • usually 4-5 sessions per week 
  • sometimes Taryn and I work the horse together in a session 


  • The Auckland facility should be up and running by January 2017
  • The Hawke's Bay facility later during 2017. Usually the owner will need to provide all the hay and hard feed.
  • Contact me for pricing and to book in or if you have something more pressing. ph: 0223424444 or email:

Some pictures during training sessions

And here is an owner getting introductions to her new riding horse!