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Encouraging the development of partnerships between horse and rider within Gloucestershire

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We have over
10 years of experience

Whether you're thinking about taking up horse riding for the first time or looking to return to equine sports, we're here to help. Encouraging the use of the scales of training so that the student can make a accurate assessment of the horses way of going on any given day READ MORE

Services

Coaching

Sessions last between 45mins – 1 hour, working to make improvements within the session whilst...
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Competition practice

Want someone to look over your test, or need some help jumping courses effectively in...
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Competition support

Available to offer support/coaching through warm ups and debrief after a jumping round or dressage...
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Ground Schooling

Ever wondered how to long rein or lunge effectively? Have a horse with little to...
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Riding

Riding for exercise, schooling or for sales.
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Backing/starting assistance p.o.a

Need an extra set of hands or need some guidance with your first young horse?...
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Viewings

Never been to view a horse before? Unsure what to look out for, or do...
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IFITS

If it’s not listed or advertised as available this doesn’t mean its not offered call...
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Testimonials

"Cannot recommend James more highly! Such a professional and friendly instructor with loads of knowledge and experience. Really encouraging too so massively helpful for confidence levels of both myself and my horse."
Emily
"My mare and I love when James comes out. He understands our needs and took the time to comprehend how we both think, striving to improve our partnership. James understands the pressures I have put on myself being a coach in the industry, taking the time to bring out the best in both of us and built my self confidence in doing so. Recommend, recommend, RECOMMEND!"
Chiara
"Absolutely brilliant for helping to retrain not only my horse but myself. He makes you think why you’re doing certain exercises, but also how to break them down! Seen a clear difference in my scores after only a handful of session"
Ellie
"I find my lessons with James very fulfilling and educational, I learnt more in one lesson then I have done in years combined with other instructors. He explained things in ways that I understood and when I didn’t understand he’d always find an alternative that I did get. My horse came out of the lessons with James felling better and better each time and we always had homework to do ready for the next lesson. I never felt pressured to do anything and knew I was in very experienced and knowledgeable hands at all times. I feel that James knows when he can and should nudge me and when not, which confidence wise really reassures me. I’ve recommend James to all of my friends will proceed to do so to new people I meet."
Chelsea

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