Nell Candelaria (née Cruse) has been competing and working with
horses since she was 5. Based in South Devon, she has studied horse behaviour
extensively and offers a unique blend of traditional knowledge and practical
horsemanship. Nell specialises in:
- Trouble-shooting common issues;
- Rebuilding lost confidence;
- Riding more effectively;
- Developing a better bond; and
- Horse exercises if they can't be ridden.
Nell's journey to understanding a deeper level of horsemanship started after 20 years of traditional competition at a local and regional level. A horse came into her life who didn't respond to any of the regular training techniques and she couldn't understand why. When Nell started changing the way she interacted with him, it started her on the path of realisation that it was her problems and lack of understanding that was making the horse behave the way he did. This horse is still with Nell today and is a daily reminder of how good horsemanship can turn your nightmares into dreams.