"I'd highly recommend Kate, she the best riding trainer/teacher I've had the pleasure to work with. Kate has helped me develop a better relationship with my horse, that's NOT dependent on physical force, gadgets or punitive techniques. Encouraged me to improve my 'feel' and taught exercises ridden and in-hand to help my horse develop the posture and attitude she needs to carry me and stay healthy and sound. Kate teaches with a gentle and positive style, that makes learning easy." D Banks, Devon, UK
"Looking at things from the horses perspective and striving to build a 2 way relationship was a refreshing change from traditional lessons I had as a child. Kate is a kind and dedicated teacher, she helped me to help my horse. Together we learned to ride without a brace and how to develop core strength and flexibility. Along the way we re-discovered some long lost brakes and a much better working relationship." CK, Dartmoor "Kate is an energetic and thoughtful teacher. She notices where the gaps are without ever making the student feel anxious and as a result lessons with Kate feel more like a collaboration. She is absolutely committed to helping people get the best from their horse. Highly recommended." BS, Devon, UK
I have been having lessons and working with Kate for a couple of years
now and can not thank her enough for the help and support she has given
me with my horse Crusty.
"For many years i have struggled with Crusty’s crazy state of mind,
dangerous behavior and more recent physical problems he has developed.
Kate has had a massive influence on changing Crusty’s state of mind and helped him
become a calmer horse. She has worked along side my physio and my vet to
help me with his rehabilitation program. During this time her commitment and support
was amazing, i certainly would not have been able to deal with this on
I look forward to our lessons knowing that everything we do is for the
benefit of the horse and neither myself or my horse will be forced
beyond our abilities. I have confidence that at the end of each lesson myself and Crusty will be
in a better place than when we started. Kate has fantastic horsemanship
and people skills, she has the ability to bring the best out in horse and owner
together, whilst still having fun! which i think is a talent not many
teachers have. Since working with Kate i feel my horsemanship has improved a great
deal, my knowledge of horse anatomy and physiology has grown massively, i
have a better sense of feel and understanding of softness and best of all i have a happy healthier horse. Thanks Kate!"
Angela and Crusty
Kate has the utmost respect for our equine friends - their well being is paramount in her approach-and
that virtue shines through in her teaching skills which
includes wonderful people skills - making us feel at ease and
confident with her humour and her humble and inclusive attitude.
"I think what I admire most about Kate is her ability to listen.I
feel this is the key that unlocks the doors to relationship - with the
horse, with the human, with life. . .and horsemanship is a wonderful way
to learn about relationship and life.
Kate listens to the horse. She really listens.And then she speaks to the horse in response to what she learnt while she listened. . .a truly beautiful thing to witness. Long may my journey with the horses continue and long may it include Kate. " DB, Somerset, UK