My Training Ethos

Susie P – My thoughts on training

I will listen to you.

I will take on all the information you give me so that I can help you in the best way I can.

I am approachable.

I hope you will find me friendly and easy to talk to. Its important in our sessions that we communicate so I can check your understanding of what we are doing and get some feedback from you on how things are feeling.

I like to have a sit.

It’s so helpful with teaching to have a sit on a horse you are working with. It gives you an appreciation of the whole package – how it looks and how it feels. It really helps with the information I can give and methods I may use.

I will teach anyone.

So long as you come with an open mind and are prepared to put in some consistent work. Happy hacker or budding Olympian – you are all welcome.

I like to empower.

At the end of the day you need to be able to ride your horse on your own be it at home or at a competition. My aim is to provide you with the tools to do this. I will give you clear methods, exercises and all the encouragement that I can.

I love my job.

I am of cheerful, enthusiastic and have a wicked sense of humour. I hope it rubs off on you.  We always achieve our best when we are relaxed and enjoying our riding (This still includes some hard work!) I like to challenge myself as well as my riders so am still coming up with new exercises 30 years on from when I started.  My clients don’t seem to mind being my guinea pigs.

You never stop learning!

I continually to look to improve myself and my knowledge. I have been lucky to have some very good training over the years. From the likes of Yogi Breisner, Pat Burgess , Tim Stockdale, Carl Hester and David Trott. I stil have lessons, read avidly and attend training courses whenever I can – you have to indulge yourself to indulge others.

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