Ask the Experts
Here are some useful links to help you enjoy more with your non ridden equine. If you are an equine practitioner or run a business that supports people with non ridden equines and would like to be included please Get in Touch. We would love to include you in the listings.
- Amanda Martin. Animal Behaviour Consultant Scotland
Amanda's goal is to enable horse owners to willingly engage their horses in learning, problem solving, rehabilitation, communication, and more, using the science behind learning and Clicker Training Horses.
- Ben Hart
Devon based, Ben is also the author of several books on equine behaviour and clicker training, as well as the creator of a unique series of individual equine training plans.
- Catherine Bell
Surrey based, Catherine Bell is an equine behaviourist and independent barefoot trimmer.
- Connection Training
Shawna, Rachel and Hannah have created a teaching resource that will help you to train your horse in a way that is fun and rewarding for you both. At the same time, we keep the training focused on real life and on actually doing something. This is why we have created full-to-bursting Home Study Courses based on practical solutions to common training questions.
- Cortijo de Segura.
Based in Andalucia, a centre providing residential training dedicated to using positive reinforcement.
- Dawn Westcott
Exmoor-based Dawn is author of the best-selling Wild Pony Whispering books, twice international horse agility world champion with Exmoor stallion Bear, co-founder of the Exmoor Pony Project, Reiki Master and advocate of gentle core energy connection horsemanship.
- Debbie Reilly - Understanding Equus
Hampshire and Dorset based, Debbie is a horsemanship coach, a training and behaviour consultant, and an equine assisted learning practitioner. From liberty to on-line, the language of Equus, energy, and intent, along with an understanding of attachment, learning theory, emotions, and behaviour, will empower you to build a strong bond and true partnership with your horse.
- Dragon Horsemanship
Although based in Florida, Michelle provides online coaching services to help people build a true bond with their equines.
Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association is the global standard for Therapy and Personal Development. With 4500 practitioners around the world partnering with horses to help people. Our work is ground based with no riding involved.
Equi-ability is an online activity based training programme designed to help you develop a deeper and more harmonious relationship with your horse. Our approach provides expert advice and instruction which can be applied to suit your ability, expertise and riding or groundwork time, and match the capabilities and temperament of your horse.
- Equi-libre Horses
Lincoln based, Jo Hughes offers a variety of services from equine training and behaviour modification and more
- Equine Behaviour and Training Association
EBTA is the organisation for anyone interested in Equine Behaviour.
- Ethical Horse Products
Here you will find books, DVDs, Courses and Equipment.
- Ethical Horsemanship Association
Ethical Horsemanship Association is a community of people who want to get it right for themselves and their horse. It is the vision of Sue Palmer, Chartered Physiotherapist, equine behaviourist, trainer, and author.
South Wales based, Fairhorsemanship is a humane, science-based horse training service created by horse trainer and qualified equine behaviourist Alizé Veillard-Muckensturm.
- Franklin Levinson
Franklin teaches success with horses as life enrichment for the human as well as the horse.
- Free Dreams
Therapy, Coaching, Mindfulness & Online Courses. Connect with your inner self, feel worthy and safe once and for all, discover the abundance around you and fall in love with your own life.
- Friendship Training
Unlike conventional types of ‘training’ that prioritize the ‘Alpha/leader’ concept, Friendship Training is based on the equine Peer Attachment/Pair Bond relationship. As such, this alternative paradigm shift does not use whips, ropes, sticks, gadgets or any type of restriction.
- Gaia Horsemanship
Based in the Malvern Hills, Ellen takes horses in for training, whether your horse is in need of handling, groundwork, backing or schooling.
- Good Vibrations - Holistic Balancing for Animals
Based in Woking, Good Vibrations offers a unique combination of intuitive healing, crystal healing and animal communication. Helping animals to heal themselves on all levels emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.
Lancashire based, Melanie Garner provides natural horsemanship and horse agility
- Hearts and Hooves Connection Coaching
Anglesey based, Liz Lane is an Equine Gestalt Coach, she provides a variety of options for connection and support working with horses.
- Helen Spence
Northern Ireland based, Helen Spence trains horses using kind and positive methods.
- Horse Agility Club GB
Horse Agility is a discipline and internationally competitive sport in which horse and handler, both on foot, navigate a course of obstacles while focusing on clear communication and positive horsemanship.
- Horse Art with Heart
Vicki Jayne Yates BA Hons is an artist who specialises in equine portraits with that bring into them the spirit, heart and soul of the horse. Vicki is the founder of the original Non Ridden Equine Facebook group and one of the founding members of the the Non Ridden Equine Association UK. This link takes you to her Facebook page.
- Horse Haven
At the Horse Haven we offer natural herd living for horses young and old on a full livery basis on our hybrid Track / Equicentral system at our beautiful holding in the idyllic Aeron Valley in rural mid-west Wales.
- Horses and Humans
Horses and Humans is all about becoming the kind of human a horse seeks to be with.
- Jacqui Howe
Based in West Sussex, Jacqui Howe is an experienced holistic animal practitioner – Mindfulness with Animals consultant & coach, inter-species communicator, animal Reiki and Hawaiian healing practitioner.
- Jayne Forster
Connection with your horse at liberty.
- Justine Harrison
Based in the North West of England, but works through out the UK Justine is a certified equine behaviour consultant. She applies the science of behaviour and learning to help you understand and solve horse behaviour problems.
- Learning Curve Coaching
Somerset based, Lotta von der Heyde provides horsemanship, horse agility, equine behaviourist and equine facilitated learning.
- Maisie Wake
Maisie Wake is an Equine Therapist in East Devon. She is an Equine Massage Therapist and Behavioural Consultant.
- Martha Lindsell
Martha Lindsell is based in Yorkshire and she is an equine coach. Martha's own journey with an injury and years of rehabilitation has taken her to developing the concept of 'The Art of Feel'. Explore your body awareness, sensitivity training, mind/body connection, your inner voice and intention and feel how transforms your relationship and connection with your horse.
- National Equine Welfare Council
It is the NEWC’s mission to protect the welfare of the horse, pony, donkey and mule by ensuring that everyone who has an interest or association with the horse makes its health and welfare the overriding factor in all decision making.
- Nell Candelaria
Based in South Devon, Nell offers a unique blend of traditional knowledge and practical horsemanship and is happy to work with non ridden equines.
- Nicole Chamberlain
Hampshire based, Equine and Canine Behaviour Consultant
- Obstacle Challenges for Equine Clicker Trainers Facebook Group
A group which promotes non-riding challenges to keep our horses (and ourselves) amused and supple. It invites people to play with the challenges and post short clips or reports on what they are doing.
- Real Horse Link
Wiltshire based Sharon Crabbe is a qualified HorseCourse facilitator, Sharon has set up Real Horse Link; a registered charity and fully approved provider of TheHorseCourse in Wiltshire. One of the best evidenced options available, TheHorseCourse is an equine assisted behaviour change programme, helping vulnerable young people overcome the problems they face.
- Rosie Withey - Horses As Teachers
Rosie Withey is based in Somerset, near Bath and Bristol and she offers Equine Facilitated Learning, Wellbeing coaching and Riding coaching.
- Shamanic Healing and Wholeness with The Anam Cara Horses
Herefordshire based Anam Cara Horses and myself are a team of therapeutic healers, we welcome people from all walks of life who are drawn to the spirit of horse and of nature as a source of healing for themselves. The horses are waiting to heal those who wish to receive their wisdom.
- Sharon Crabbe - Real Horsemanship
Based in Wiltshire, Sharon Crabbe is a horsemanship coach and an equine behaviour specialist, enabling horse owners to build Real Relationships with their equine partners, based on communication and understanding that are fun and rewarding for horse and human alike.
- Sheila Jones
Cheltenham based, Sheila Jones offers help with equine behaviour problems, horsemanship and horse agility.
- SpiderSpell Arts
Artist based in sunny, Saltburn by the sea. I specialise in Animal portraiture along with various other art forms. The link takes you to their Facebook page.
- Sue Gardner
Sussex Based, Sue provides horsemanship, horse agility, ground skills, liberty and more
- The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors
An international network of experienced and qualified pet behaviour counsellors who work on referral from veterinary surgeons to treat behaviour problems in dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and other pets.
- The Horse Physio
Sue Palmer is a Chartered Physiotherapist ACPAT Cat A, MCSP, BHSAI, Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Associate Based in Stafford, clinics held nationwide.
- The Liberty Horse Academy
The Liberty Horse Academy want to help you learn how to bond with your horse using the power of their language.
- The Way of the Horse
Leicestershire based the Way of the Horse is an equine facilitated learning programme that will provide self-help treatment for children and adults who have suffered emotional trauma.
- Train Equus
Winchester based, Lynn Chapman specialises in training people and their horses together.
Tellington TTouch Training offers a gentle approach to the care and training of companion animals, horses, farm animals, exotics and wildlife. It is also an effective and empowering method that provides self-help for humans.
- World Bitless Association
Bitless is not just an option for riding, and although the World Bitless Association website has a riding bias please don't be put off. Non ridden activities can also be done bitless. Here you will find support, advice on ethical training and the functions of modern bitless bridles.