Meet the Team
I am fantastically lucky in having a well established and experienced team to work with me. My Head Girl, Vicky Gawler has been with me for 3 years and comes from a National Hunt/ Eventing background. Tanya, Beth and Vicky Pitcher make up the team so the yard is staffed from 7am till 4.30 pm and I live on the premises so the horses are inspected every evening. We produce one or two foals here every year and Vicky and I ‘start’ all the young horses together with Natural Horsemanship and she progresses them up through the levels.
We have wonderful safe hacking so the horses learn to go forward and navigate hills at an early age. We are hugely supported by Amanda O’Gorman and her fantastic team at Gibbs Marsh vets.
Much of our work comes from horses who need rehabilitation and ‘kissing spine’ recovery is a speciality. We work closely with Lisa and Fred Ford at South West Equine Treadmill, at South Cheriton on core strengthening and straightening. This is essential for any horse with limb or back weaknesses and we find it a vital tool in keeping our horses backs strong and working straight. I train with Lyla Cansfield who is one of the best Natural Horsemanship trainers in the UK and we work together with any horses who have behavioural problems.
Louise Byrne travels from Newbury for our regular physio treatment and and she often collaborates with Georgie from Gibbs Marsh vets who works with horses who are suffering from chronic problems which need acupuncture. Tigga Barnes and Sam Shanks are our farriers who keep all the horses on the road.