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An inspiring and natural teacher, Sarah trains horses and their owners using logical and ethical techniques. Motivated by the welfare of the horse, her priority is to find a way to make it easy for the horse to do the right thing rather than to impose a set system and to give the owner the confidence to carry on in a similar way.

Sarah covers everything from the horse’s environment, physical and mental health to training methods and programmes and encourages owners to work with an open mind and an open heart.

Sarah’s Journal gives a dynamic account of the day to day work of an Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Associate and reveals a genuine warmth and feel for horses and the people around them.

Amongst the numerous cases I have dealt with there have been horses that will not load, have refused to have their bridle on or to pick their feet up. One horse used to lie down in the trailer he was so frightened of travelling. Other horses have been difficult to ride, frightened of motorbikes or water. I have been able to help all of these horses. I also specialise in putting the first halter on wild ponies, teaching them to lead and to be handled. My methods are logical to the horse and involve the use of their own body language rather than the use of artificial aids.”

  • “Many thanks for coming out to see us, it was a pleasure to meet you and I really found the lesson informative and useful. You have a very natural and amazing rapport with horses…”

    Sarah Hagedoorn
  • “Thank you so much for your help today. He was calm the whole time and learned to fully trust you. When I took over and he loaded like a pro, I was so pleased and knew I’d done the right thing by asking for your help. It was an incredibly stress-free experience for both Jasper and myself.”

    Julie Ferguson
  • “Splodge had his annual jab today and I was SO proud of him for wearing his brave pants as requested by me, and the vet was brilliant too. So, thanks for your help getting him this far in acceptance.”

    Sarah Viney
  • “Just to let you know we had a wonderful time at camp and he walked straight in the lorry to leave and come back. I couldn’t have gone without your help and I can’t thank you enough!”

    Coral Fookes
  • “Oh my goodness, I never thought I’d see him approaching people let alone standing for his rug and halter to go on and being led. And in a week! What a brave little man that’s incredible!”

    Danielle Brindle
  • “Sarah can I just say what a privilege it is to work with you with Sampson and that you have made such a difference to my thoughts on training and how I think and behave with both my horses. You are an inspiration and a pure pleasure too.”

    Theresa Hunt
  • “I so enjoyed the session today, it was something of a revelation! This was the friendliest Ahanna has been with me, and the best demonstration that your methods work!”

    Michaela Brockmann
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed working with you this morning, and now feel that you have given me the tools to start moving forward with Enzo. One of the things you have done is to help me believe in myself, and what I can achieve with Enzo.”

    Gina Morton
  • “Thank you for another fantastic day we seemed to achieve a lot in both sessions all three ponies benefited from your visit today.”

  • “Sarah is great to work with, has a real rapport with horses and transformed the way my young horse leads in half a hour flat. We have made immense progress that we would not have managed without Sarah.”

    Jane Light