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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.”

  • “I am absolutely delighted I contacted you and very grateful for all your insight and advice.”

    Carol Forster
  • “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
  • “I really enjoyed my afternoon in the forest, and all the feedback I got back from everyone that attended, was that is was well worth while and very enjoyable. I think the confidence levels of these firefighters have improved drastically.”

    Adrian Knight
    Crew Manager, Animal Rescue
  • “I got a lot out of the lesson and it has given me loads to work with. Mainly getting him to soften and accept the bit and also releasing the reins when he has done as I ask.”

    Nicki O’Mahoney
  • “Yesterday, I went home smiling and recounted our walk to myself that evening and realised that it could not have been any better.”

    Sarah Hagedoorn
  • “Both Dave and I loved the way you worked with Whisper and the way you explained things to us, you made it so much easier to understand.”

    Tina King
  • “I can’t begin to thank you for today. There is no way in earth I could have envisaged getting that far if ever. I imagined weeks of work and then maybe having to sedate for the neck area….”

    Tanya Waterhouse
  • “Just done a practice run. Loaded perfectly. Travelled very quietly and unloaded like a saint. So pleased and thank you.”

    Emma Lewis
  • “You are so professional.  That’s what makes the difference also.”

    Joyce Mroesielski
  • “I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming today and giving such clear and helpful advice. I feel a real weight has lifted from my shoulders and that I can now enjoy her … I feel so much more confident that I can make some decisions myself by just listening to her and also listening to my own gut feelings.”

    Carol Forster