Training days

Whether you have a much loved family pony, an eventer that has hit a brick wall in it’s training, an ex-racehorse, a nappy hack, an untouched youngster, or you just want to reach new goals and improve your horsemanship, Pip has the experience and skills to help both you and your horse reach your aspirations and dreams.

Training days will be tailored to suit your individual needs and abilities and can focus on all aspects of groundwork, riding or both. With the focus of improving your communication skills with your horse so improving your relationship with your horse. You can learn to canter in open fields with confidence, train in any aspect of groundwork or schooling. Improve your confidence and your horse’s confidence. Learn to communicate with your horse in a way he naturally understands.

 

Trust, Empowerment and Liberation

One of the greatest gifts that training with Pip can give you is a deep trust in your own intuition. You will learn how to work out what your horse is communicating to you, and why, and how you can deal with it but it will be you who finds the answer! This empowers horse owners in a wholly new and liberating way. Following a consultation, Pip will give ongoing support over the phone or online.

What you will learn by Training with Pip?

  • You will learn how to build a harmonious relationship with your horse.

  • How to understand and communicate with your horse in a way the horse understands naturally (not been trained in)

  • About horse behaviour

  • About the needs of your horse both emotionally and physically

  • How to move in harmony/as one with your horse both on the ground and ridden

  • How to play and have fun with your horse

  • Pip can ride out with you on a hack lesson to improve confidence and this is a great way to put all your learning into practise

  • Pip can ride with you in her fields to help with open field confidence

 

Less Is More

One of the key elements of this training is self awareness. Once you begin to recognise where you are holding tension and fear you will be able to deal with it, therefore becoming more relaxed. You'll then be more comfortable around your horse and they around you. You'll find that you will save both energy and money because you're no longer looking outside yourself for "quick-fix" solutions as there will be a greater level of harmony in your relationship.  

 

Pip's teaching allows both horse and handler to understand each other in order to open the lines of communication and to recognise how the human action inadvertently influences the response of the horse.

 

There is no blame or punishment, just reward and a glorious sense of achievement for both. Pip teaches all aspects of horsemanship from ground handling, tack fitting, confident riding at every level, stable and field management.

 

Only when we recognise how and where we are holding tension and fear can we learn to deal with it and become more relaxed around our horse.  In turn, this means the horse becomes more relaxed. You will find you save time, energy and money because you are no longer looking outside yourself for a quick fix solution. Instead there will be a greater level of peace and contentment with horses and this can transfer to all your relationships, both human and equine.

 

Why Working With Pip is Different

There are many key advantages to working with Pip and her unique methods.

Her coaching allows:-

  • The horse to be a horse

  • Fear to be dissolved in both horse and rider

  • The handler to be relaxed and empowered to deal with any situation

  • The horse to be ridden through transmission of thought

  • Self awareness

  • Trust to develop and confidence to grow

  • Clear communication

  • Horse and rider to achieve oneness

  • Horse and rider to realise their true spirit

 

COVERING ALL ABILITIES

Novices

If you have ever thought there should be more to riding lessons than walking nose to tail around a school and you are interested in learning to ride and communicate with horses through a gentle, holistic approach, then Pippsway is for you.  This is not Monty Roberts, clicker training or Parelli, but a whole new way of working in accord with horses, devised over forty years of experience.

Pip’s teaching promotes creating a rewarding relationship with your horse through grooming, tacking up and handling your horse on the ground in ways that the horse understands and that strengthen your relationship. This method increases both the skills learned and the enjoyment of a session for both horse and rider. You will never be rushed or hurried at Pippsway. The learner sets the pace and is fully supported.

“I teach groundwork up to riding as most people, when they purchase their first horse, have only ever sat on a horse in riding lessons. They are never taught the foundation of catching, leading, grooming, tacking up or ‘ground handling skills’. These skills take up the majority of your time spent with your horse so to understand why and what you are doing is so important to your whole relationship with your horse. Groundwork is the foundation of your relationship.”

 

Children

Children and their ponies are very welcome at Pippsway.  Children are often more open and quicker to learn and Pip ensures that their early exposure to ponies is as positive as it can be. Pip has taught many children to ride and they have gone on to be confident and relaxed around horses.  This is a skill that will stay with them for life.

Intermediate

Do you feel stuck in your riding or bored with the same old routines?  Pip can help intermediate riders realise their full potential and move their riding forward.

Individual sessions maximise the learning experience. Pip positively encourages questions and gives riders the freedom to talk about experiences and goals.

Advanced

As an ex-competitor herself, Pip understands the commitment and drive it takes to ride at the top level.  Using the same methods to get horse and rider working in harmony, she can increase the performance of both.  We know that successful riding is largely in the mind and Pip can teach you the techniques needed to achieve your best.

Clients are welcome to bring their own horse to Pippsway for a Training day and ride out with Pip in the glorious countryside, through streams and woods, quiet country lanes and open country.  There are always plenty of opportunities to ask questions, watch and learn and just absorb the atmosphere of Pip’s quiet and calm yard.

Training days will be tailored to suit your individual needs and abilities and can focus on all aspects of groundwork, riding or both. With the focus of improving your communication skills with your horse so improving your relationship with your horse. You can learn to canter in open fields with confidence, train in any aspect of groundwork or schooling. Improve your confidence and your horse’s confidence. Learn to communicate with your horse in a way he naturally understands (has not been trained in).

 

Are you having problems with leading, going through gates safely, grooming, tacking up, how to ensure your horse stands still while you do these tasks? Do you feel safe riding in company? Do you only feel safe riding in company? Do you get bored? Or don't see the point of schooling your horse? Please book a training day and Pip will be able to explain what is happening / why it is happening and give you practical solutions to help you move forward that you will be able to practise at home with ongoing support from Pip.

 

If you are experiencing difficulties with your horse Pip will also be happy to come to your yard. Using the same techniques and teaching methods as at the yard, she will work with you and your horse to improve communication. She will offer practical advice and help rebalance any miscommunication that may have occurred. Pip will offer you a different way of working with your horse to enhance your relationship.

Follow up telephone support is also offered as part of the service

 

Please contact Pip for more details.

Thorne Manor

Thorne St Margaret

Wellington

Somerset

TA21 0EQ

07854 940682​

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