Equestrian Sports Psychology

Equestrian Sports Psychology

With many years of experience as both a rider and coach, and as a  psychotherapist  with an equestrian background, I combine many years of experience into my unique approach as an Equestrian Counsellor to help you to get the best out of your relationship with your horse.

Some of the issues we can work with:

  • Post traumatic stress (PTSD)  from riding accidents
  • Grief from the loss of a beloved horse (or human)
  • Loss of confidence
  • Lack of trust in your horse
  • Performance anxiety

and more ……………

Team Work

I am aware of how much effort and commitment it takes to recover from injury and heartbreak,  to re-discover the joy and companionship our horses give us.

Building a better relationship with your horse is about how you work as a team. Sessions will include ‘talking therapy‘ without the horse, to gain self-awareness  and to explore emotional issues going on for you. We will also work with your body to help you to relax and remain calm with your horse, to improve how you function together.

What happens in sessions?

I aim to help you to work through problems before putting them into practice with your horse. If we are working on-line, we can discuss a short video of you and your horse in action together.

I work with adults (over 18 years) on a one-to-one basis. Sessions can be in person at my therapy centre (without your horse)  or on-line using Zoom.

pole work

Clinics and individual lessons (depending on location) are also available. (Travel costs and a minimum number of coaching hours may apply)



Webinar training is also available. Please check the events page for up-coming sessions.

The Psychology of Horsemanship by Claire Lilley


You may find my latest book, The Psychology of Horsemanship supportive in your quest to improve your understanding of your horse.