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.


Natural Horsemanship competitions from the comfort of your own yard - www.natural-e.net

No-one near you to progress with? No access to horse transport?

Frustrated that you don't seem to be progressing?

​Want to be involved in something new and exciting?

Natural-e is a site where you can test your horsemanship skills from the comfort of your own yard. Rosettes & feedback are given to every competitor. The Natural-e League winner is crowned every 6 months.

You don't need any fancy clothing, membership to any organisation or even a cameraman. In fact, all you need is a small area to film your test, a few obstacles, a camera and a YouTube account. Simply pick a test, practice it, film it when you are ready and submit.To find out more, go to www.natural-e.net