We provide a number of different services for yards and horse owners, please read more about them below:
Feel free to contact us for more information or to arrange to speak to Alex.
Behavioural Assessment Consultation:
Working under veterinary referral and combining cognitive behavioural therapy and training, Alex offers behavioural help consultations where he will assess the horse’s behaviour and the ‘problem’ (as described by owner) then help in the session and provide a training and behaviour modification programme to help the owner solve the behavioural issue over a period of time. Further review sessions to follow up with training and guidance are available.
Saddle Fitting Consultation:
Alex is a Level 4 Advanced Saddle Fitter with the International Academy of Saddle Fitters and works under South Coast Saddlery. He will often combine behavioural assessment consultations and saddle fitting due to so many ridden behavioural issues being down to poor saddle.
Alex is a Positive Natural Horse Trainer, meaning he all his training revolves around positive reinforcement and non-aversive techniques. It is different from the standard “Natural horsemanship” you see today. Alex uses his ‘connection method’ for training which involves creating a solid foundation with the horse to develop from, then starting the real work. As well as general training and development of horses, Alex also does liberty training and uses his training methods in parallel to his behaviour work to help solve problems such as loading issues or spooking.
Alex is available to teach a variety of different clinics and workshops whether it be in general groundwork for horses, horsemanship skills, natural LIMA training, liberty training or behavioural workshops, Alex holds a clinic or workshop at your own yard or facility with an agreed group. You don’t have to be experienced or a horse owner to take part in a clinic, you can take part if you are interested in horses or work at a yard too.