Some common problems that can be helped by Lorna’s coaching...
“I’ve just bought a new horse but I haven’t ever had a proper lesson. I would like
to improve my confidence and build a real rapport with my horse as well as improving
“My horse bucks when I ask him to lengthen his stride and is generally reluctant
to go forwards. I would like to do Dressage competitions with him in the future but
I feel that we are stuck in a rut.”
“I would like to know what exercises I can do with my horse from the ground. I
have tried lungeing him but he looks very unbalanced and that’s not how I’d like
him to go when I ride him”
“ My horse used to jump really well but has recently started rushing and knocking
the poles. I don’t know what to do”
Lorna has been coaching riders of all ages, levels and disciplines in a fun and inspiring
way for many years. She combines her traditional BHS training with a deeper knowledge
and understanding of the horse due to her experience as a Ttouch Practitioner and
McTimoney Animal Therapist.
She has also been influenced by the work of Peggy Cummings and Sally Swift and all
her pupils are encouraged to develop a ‘feel’ correct movement of the horse which
is often lost by the growing use and dependence on gadgets or gismos. As well as
improving their riding skills, pupils will gain a greater awareness and understanding
of how their own posture directly influences the way the horse moves. Once this
is fully understood the rider has many tools both on and off the ground that can
help them to achieve their maximum potential purely by working with the movement
of the horse and without the use of force or dominance.
All lessons are tailored to the individual and can be ridden or include ground work
and bodywork depending on the rider’s wishes and what would be most beneficial for
the horse at that given time.
Lorna could help you to improve your skills helping you to understand your horse’s
behaviour and to see and feel where the true causes of problems lie. She can teach
you how to overcome common riding issues and develop a true partnership with your
horse, helping you to achieve your full potential in your chosen area.