As both a psychotherapist, and riding coach, I combine both worlds to help with issues such as grief, relationships, PTSD, eating disorders and low self-esteem.
Riding Without Fear: The Psychology of Horsemanship (On-line webinar)
Monday 24th October 2022 at 7pm
Riding is a risky sport, and with riders being prone to accidents and injuries. Such traumatic events affect your confidence. This webinar aims to help you to understand how your fears of riding affect the relationship with your horse.
This hour long webinar is run on Zoom, enabling live participation and discussion. A link to join will be sent by email on receipt of payment. Price £10 per person.
This live webinar with me includes:
- Printable handout
- Live interaction
- Presentation slides
- Summary and learning
- Access to pre-recorded session for 7 days after the event. (The live event is not recorded, for your privacy)
There are three parts to this webinar:
- Equine Psychology (Understanding the horse)
The horse’s senses, primary responses and emotion
- Training Psychology (Understanding yourself)
How fear and past experiences impact on the rider, and the effect on their relationship with their horse.
Relational Psychology (Understanding the partnership)
The goals, the development and the challenges faced in successful horsemanship
You can book your place below, or contact me for bank details to pay by bank transfer. Tickets are not refundable or transferable.
The Equestrian Counsellor
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 to help you to get the best out of your relationship with your horse.
Past traumatic experiences, such as falling off, being injured, or losing a beloved horse can have a profound effect on confidence, and self belief. We can work through such experiences together, to help you to gain a better understanding of how these can impact on you, and 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, such as our fears, about ourselves we are not even aware of!
What happens in sessions?
Time will be spent on coaching, talking about coping strategies. I aim to help you to work through problems before putting them into practice with your horse. Working on-line, we can discuss a short video of you and your horse in action together.
Personal sessions (up to an hour) without the horse can be on-line, using Zoom. Coaching sessions with your horse are available in person, subject to distance. (Travel costs and a minimum number of coaching hours may apply)
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)