Initial Consultations: In person, at your venue. To assess the horse, its behaviour, its environment, and your relationship with the horse. A diagnosis is made, and a training time-scale estimate and training plan will be provided in the follow-up email.
Handling Lessons: In person, at your venue. Retraining of any and all in-hand behaviour issues. The horse will be retrained and you will be taught, hands-on, how to maintain the new behaviour. Great for pony club mums who get left handling a horse that is running rings around it. Shoeing, loading, clipping, worming, head-shy, etc.
Horse Retraining: In person, at your venue. Retraining of any and all behaviour issues. The horse will be retrained and you will be taught, hands-on, how to maintain the new behaviour. Julie can demonstrate and explain the remedy for all ridden issues while riding your horse. You can then clearly see how quickly behaviour changes when correct cues are used, and you can adapt your riding to maintain the new behaviour and way of going.
Courses: Bespoke courses at your venue, and also at TA10 0PR. Course topics: Introduction to Equitation Science, so you can really understand, and remember, what to do and why it works pemanently. Also, specialist topics of your choice: loading, backing, clipping, shoeing, and so on.
Email Consultations: Can be very effective, especially with video clips supplied. Provides students with an email assessment of the horse's behaviour, a training plan, and a 'library' for you to refer to in the future.
How long will it take? Depending on the issue, one or two sessions will often be enough, but for severe issues and to teach the rider (the real job!), I recommend a series of sessions. Think of it this way: there are ten responses to train, both in-hand and under-saddle. The horse gets it quickly, but the human acquires embedded skills more slowly. How long does it take to learn a new skill? Driving, karate, violin ..... The more you learn, the better the results. Aim for an initial commitment of between 2-10 sessions. The horse's new responses will last for as long as the rider's new cues do. That's what is meant by 'consistency'.
If you wish to book follow-up appointments that is fine, but there is no obligation at all. The decision is yours to make after you have experienced the clarity, effectiveness and ethics of Equitation Science.
For an assessment of your horse's behaviour, email me with its age, breed, brief history and all of the behaviour issues, no matter how minor or severe.