Nell Candelaria: Who am I and what do I teach?
"I feel incredibly fortunate to have been associated with two
major learning organisations as an instructor, one natural horsemanship organisation in the past, Parelli,
and one more mainstream horsemanship organisation, the British Horse Society. People often ask
me how I have transitioned from one to the other and in all honesty, it wasn’t
a problem. Good horsemanship is just good horsemanship, regardless of what
equipment you use or what organisation you affiliate yourself with. I am a BHS Instructor and can
help you with all the regular things that people have issues with such as
impulsion, contact, confidence but I bring horse behaviour and a bunch of
different training techniques I have picked up from various Parelli folk as
well as Joe Wolter and Buck Brannaman to name a few other natural horsemanship
trainers. On the traditional side of things, I have trained with Luis Lucio
(double Olympian for Spain) and more recently Spencer Wilton (silver medallist
in Rio with Team GB). I also have regular lessons with Andrew Lovell who has
really helped me improve the way my horses work beyond anything I could have
imagined. So, if you just want to ride, that is fine. If you just want to stay
on the ground, that is fine too. The only time I might interfere with this is
if I think your horse's behaviours are too extreme to be safe in the saddle.
Let me say also that I will point out behaviours that don't fit a
standard pattern as, sometimes, this can be an indicator of underlying pain.
Lessons can be a regular hour, although if you have a problem, I like to have a
little longer if possible to really drill down to the issue. Also, if you live
further away, I may ask that the lesson being a certain length as I don't like
to drive for longer than the session duration."