Handling the Untouched, Traumatised and Wild Horse

This will run in conjunction with Paul and Cilla King who live on the edge of Exmoor. They have a wealth of knowledge on how to work with these special equines.

In this module we will look at:

  • how wild and traumatised horses react towards humans
  • why wild and traumatised horses might be suspicious
  • how we move them on foot and by lorry or trailer without stress and quietly maneuver them into small spaces so that we can interact positively with them.
  • We will learn how to teach them to give to pressure and therefore tie up on a halter, to stand, lead and be groomed all the time learning to read the horse's body language so that everyone stays safe.

These courses are run in thirty acres of fabulous Devon countryside in a converted barn overlooking beautiful farmland. The horse paddocks adjoin thousands of acres of forestry and from them you can see both Exmoor and Dartmoor.

Each day starts at 9.00am in the 'classroom' moving out to study the herds of horses, as we need to, breaking for lunch at around 1.00pm please supply your own lunch. Tea coffee, biscuits etc are freely available all day.

We resume at about 2.00pm to finish at 5.00pm. As the courses are run over a weekend we will send you a list of accommodation ranging from campsites to luxury hotels - you take your pick! The work with the horses takes place outside so suitable clothing for the weather and safety is required including a B.S. standard hard hat and safety boots, gloves are useful too.

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