I am taking bookings again for clinics in the UK, so do contact me if you would like me to come to your yard or venue of your choice.
I teach all levels, including ridden, lungeing and in-hand work, specialising on the relationship between horse and rider, building trust and confidence.
Just drop me an email with your requirements, and I can work out the details with you.
An interview with Claire Lilley about The Psychology of Horsemanship (with her husband Dougald Ballardie)
The Psychology of Horsemanship Book by Claire Lilley
Featuring over 100 photos and several diagrams, this book explores the application of psychology to the world of horses. From the author’s perspective this book explores how horse and rider can benefit from a depth of understanding with each other.
Full of insight and real life examples from her own experience, the author takes a look at the relationship between horse and rider, and how it impacts on both mental and physical development.With high-quality photographs, diagrams and extended real-life examples, this book explores the application of psychology to the world of horses.
Claire’s latest book is available from Crowood Press on the link below;
Buy The Psychology of Horsemanship by Claire Lilley
Claire Lilley Interview The Psychology of Horsemanship
Out-take Claire Lilley talking about her latest book
The Equestrian Counsellor
I am a therapeutic counsellor with an equestrian background. I combine these skills to help you to get the best out of your relationship with your horse.
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 issues going on for you. We will also work with your horse, to improve how you function together.
Understanding your Horse
Horses are very aware of non-verbal communication- our body language, how calm and confident we are, or not. This applies to all aspects of horsemanship – whether we are riding or handling them, or simply in their presence. They pick up things about ourselves we are not even aware of!
What happens in sessions?
We can discuss what comes up for you, and time will be spent on common issues that can turn horsemanship from a pleasurable experience into a nightmare! Talking about strategies and a game-plan off the horse in a calm environment can help you to work through problems before putting them into practice.
I can offer a ‘package deal’ of 6 sessions, for example, starting and finishing with you on your own to notice and understand the change in your relationship with your horse. Personal sessions without the horse can be on-line, using Zoom.
50 minute sessions cost £40 without the horse, and £45 if I come to you to work with your horse too (for up to an hour). (travel costs may apply)