Horse Training

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!

Martin Black Clinic

Previous events


Liberty Circle Ranch

Martin Black Horsemanship and Cow Working Clinic Clinic, 200 Wilson Road, South Head

To Ride is $950 for 5 days. There will be a morning group and afternoon group.


Martin Black Feb 25-29

Martin Black Clinic, 222 Rimmer Road, Helensville, Auckland

Riding spaces full but you are welcome to audit! Bring a chair, water, weather protection and food etc as needed. To register you can just turn up on the day and find the registration table!  There will be a taco stand for lunch also. For those of you who did not make the Martin Black Horsemanship and Cow Working Clinic last year......fortunately.....we have snagged him to come back. He will be here for a full five day horsemanship and cow working February 25-29. He had been on my riding bucket list for many years and it is a real coup to have him here in NZ. His clinic last year was exceptional with great attention to detail and individual instruction. It is not at all discipline specific. We worked on everything from flying changes, straightness, precision, herd bound .....whatever anyone brought to the fore. There will be a morning and afternoon class limited to 12-15 participants each.  

It will be held at Liberty Circle Ranch in Helensville sponsored by NZ Horsehelp. For directions etc: Don't miss out on this opportunity! For more info on Martin: Hope to see you there, Teresa


1/2 Day Riding Clinic

Sunday riding Clinic, Liberty Circle Ranch 222 Rimmer Road, Helensville

This class offer's people and their horses a chance to get some help and have some fun on a regular basis. These clinics are very popular and have allowed people to get some really good progress going on with their horse. This regular riding clinic addresses whatever general issues that arise that day as well as working on a whole range of excercises that improve suppleness, balance, responsiveness and collection. It gives students the opportunity to socialize their horses in a group while challenging their skill level. We emphasis calmness and confidence and enjoyment for both the horse and rider.   Drop us a line if you intend to join us... 

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