Alex Le Grand FdSc CHBC ABTC-AAB
Alex is a Qualified Equine Behaviourist and Saddle Fitter working with South Coast Saddlery. Alex is fully certified with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants and is also a Registered Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour Training Council.
Alex approach to training, behaviour modification & horsemanship in general mixes equine behaviour science as well as complementary therapies and is based on the motto of allowing horses to succeed. Alex doesn’t use ‘Natural Horsemanship’ or ‘Traditional Horsemanship’. Instead he uses evidence-based, ethical and practical techniques that allow horses to find enjoyment in all they do with us.
Alex adopts the ‘LIMA’ Approach with all he does with horses. LIMA stands for “Least-Intrusive, Minimally-Aversive” and it means that in all we do with horses, we aim to ensure that we are using the least-intrusive methods and the minimally-aversive methods. The IAABC.org have a position statement on what LIMA is here. It essentially means that Alex employs a strict standard of ethics in his training and behaviour consultations, favouring Positive Reinforcement training whenever and wherever possible.
Alex’s Official Qualifications:
- FdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare with The Royal Agricultural University
- IAABC Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant
- ABTC Accredited Animal Behaviourist
- IASF Level 4 Advanced Saddle Fitter
- PPGBI Registered Equine Trainer and Consultant
- World Bitless Association Associate Trainer
- Level 2 Reiki Practitioner
To find out more about what Alex does and the way he works with horses, feel free to visit the ‘Contact Me‘ page and get in touch.Registere