Learn with us in Person
here are the ways you can connect with us in person
We offer private, shared and group lessons. Whether you want to work on your groundwork skills, work through problems you're having with your horse or advance your riding to a higher level - we'll find a way to help you. Lessons are available on our property in Gidgegannup or we can travel to you. Contact us to book.
Private lessons are a great way to receive the support and structure required to succeed on your horsemanship journey. We don’t just teach horsemanship, we care about what is important to you and your horse.
We offer groundwork, in-hand, ridden and trail riding lessons. We will help you find what to focus on with your horse when you're on your own.
We have well trained school horses available to teach on. Our horses are trained to work off the rider's seat and legs and you will learn to rely more on your body and less on the reins.
We offer lunge lessons where you can focus on your balance and riding skills as well as groundwork, in-hand and riding lessons. Kids are welcome (10 years old and over)
Andrew & Char coach a variety of classes for Adult Rider Clubs and Working Equitation Clubs. Our coaching weaves solid horsemanship principles and healthy bio-mechanics for the horse into any discipline. Classes range from groundwork, in-hand work and lateral movements, pole classes, learning footfalls, and trail riding confidence.
Working Equitation is a great and fun way to build the horse and rider’s partnership. Andrew regularly coaches Garrocha and Mechanical Cow classes. As well as Cattle Working Clinics where riders can safely introduce their horses to working with real cows and advanced riders can hone their skills.
Andrew was awarded 2020 COACH OF THE YEAR by Brookleigh Working Equitation Club
We teach a number of different clinics and events throughout the year.
Check our Calendar for all our upcoming events.
Groundwork & Young Horse Days
Our groundwork days build a solid foundation on the ground with your horse which allows you to progress more safely and easier under saddle. Groundwork builds a horse’s confidence and softness and is also vital to help the horse to use its body in a way that contributes to lifetime soundness. We also play fun games with the horses and get them used to ‘scary’ objects.
Ridden Foundation Training Days
In this clinic your learn the tools you need to communicate softly and safely with your horse under saddle. It’s perfect for building confidence in you and your horse. Whether you have a young, green horse coming on or you want to consolidate your foundation ridden training with your horse. You will be able to refine your skills and take your horsemanship to the next level.
Cattle Working Clinics
Working with cattle is a fantastic way to train your horse. It gives your riding and training a purpose and horses become very focused on the task. The way we work with cattle is very different to what you have probably seen from other trainers. All horses are able to participate in our cattle working clinics.
Hackamore (Bitless) Riding Clinic
The traditional hackamore (made from a rawhide ‘bosal’ and ‘mecate’ (aka reins) is an amazing tool to improve and soften communication. Many horses who struggle to be happy and forward in a bridle, undergo an amazing transformation in the hackamore. Like any tool, it requires knowledge and skill to use correctly. Our hackamore days are a great way to determine if it's a useful and safe option for your horse.
Mechanical Cow Clinic
The 'Mechanical Cow' is exactly as the name suggests - a look-alike motorised cow that is operated by a remote along the fence line.'Betty', as we like to call our cow, is fantastic for helping horses develop focus, forward movement, stops and turns. She's also great for helping spooky horses become more confident about novel, sudden moving objects in a controlled environment.
The Garrocha, is a long pole that is traditionally used by the Doma Vaquera (Spanish Riders) who have developed it into an art form. Riding with the Garrocha is useful for improving horsemanship skills and enhance harmony between horse and rider. It's the only tool that will tell you ho accurately you really are riding those circles!
In 2022 we are offering 1-2 week long "Intensives" for a small number of riders who want to take their knowledge and connection with their horse to the next level. You and your horse will be immersed in a supportive environment and receive daily lessons, discussions, training demos and theory talks. We'll also incorporate trail rides through the hills and around our cattle. We'll share meals and great conversations.
Since commencing our journey in 2007, we have ridden and trained with many horsemanship trainers and clinicians from Australia and internationally to raise our awareness and skills. In order to meet and ride with some of these great horsemen and women, we began hosting clinics in Western Australia in 2010. The clinicians that we host are not discipline specific, but instead share a like-minded philosophy that is based on the relationship, empathy and long term health and soundness of the horse. The emphasis is on the journey and long term positive outcomes, not on quick-fixes. Clinics are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in new learning experiences, make new friends and build your relationship with your horse. We hope to begin hosting our mentors again as borders begin to open!