The Equestrian Counsellor

The Equestrian Counsellor

As a  psychotherapist  with an equestrian background, I combine these skills 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.

Team Work

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.

Details

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)

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Claire Lilley Clinics

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.

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The Psychology of Horsemanship Book by Claire Lilley

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.

 

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Claire Lilley Interview The Psychology of Horsemanship

Out-take Claire Lilley talking about her latest book