My virtual learning page is here to support you when I can't be around.

There are two main areas I can help you - 1) distance learning; and 2) ideas and inspiration

 

 

Distance Learning

1) Put your phone or camera on the arena fence.

2) Film up to 10 minutes of you working with your horse. 

3) Upload to Youtube (Private Setting) or WhatsApp and send me the link via the Contacts  page.

4) Pay £15 via BACS. 

5) Recieve detailed feedback on your video.

 

Don't do technology? 

1) Call for a chat. We can talk through what you are working on. 

2) Pay £15 via BACS. 

3) I will send you a targeted plan of action for the agreed timescale with specific activites for you and your horse. 

4) We will have a follow up phone call to discuss the plan. 

Feedback on distance learning:

As the proud new owner of an 8 month old filly during lockdown, I quickly reassessed my situation of buying said foal unseen. Freja was beautiful and confident and very opinionated! Having also lost my power in my shoulder, I felt overwhelmed by her barginess. Nell came to the rescue with a careful analysis of our relationship using videos sent via WhatsApp. This identified what was good and also gave focus to the areas I should work on with practical suggestions. The guide was easily assimilated into our daily routine and shared with the other horse caregivers who handled her. Although we still need to be mindful of Fraja's strong play drive, being young and keen for praise and variety, she has responded nicely to these modifications in training. Friends have fedback to me how much calmer and more patient she is to handle now, which was my main objective. Thanks to Nell, we look forward to working on our relationship and expanding our range of experiences. 

 

Ideas and Inspiration

Looking for something that tests the bond between you and your horse? No access to horse transport or you don’t want to ride? Need goals to help you progress?

 

 

Natural-e tests your equitation skills from the comfort of your own yard. You need approx 20m x 20m area, although all shapes an sizes go! Place your camera in one place so you can see all thr markers and press record. Arena layout available on every test sheet. 

All Natural-e Tests are subject to Copyright. 

 

1) Download a Natural-e Test for free.

2) Enjoy.

 OR  

 

1) Download a Natural-e Test for free.

2) Film your test. 

3) Upload to WhatsApp or Youtube (Private Setting) and send me the link via the Contacts  page.

4) Pay £4 via BACS for digital feedback on your test.

 

Groundskills tests mean you can have alot of fun with your horse without even getting on. This suits people who want to build a deeper bond with their horse, maybe they have confidence issues riding or the horse cannot be ridden. 

Basic Tests - use a rope between 10ft and 15ft – Test 01; Intermediate Tests - use a rope between 15ft and 25ft – Test 21; Advanced Tests - use a rope longer than 25ft - Pick from Test 41 




 

Connection tests your communication skills without the safety net of a rope. It's a magical feeling when your horse accepts you as one of the herd to play with.

Basic - tasks at slow speeds and short distances - Test 101; Intermediate - ​tasks at medium speeds and medium distances - Test 121; Advanced - tasks at faster speeds and long distances - Test 141