Courses

Grant’s knowledge and experience comes from working with Horses on a daily basis. He doesn’t only teach or perform public demonstrations, but also works daily with young and/or problem horses.

As each Horse is an individual this gives Grant a vast array of experience to pass on to the students.

The courses are designed to cover every level of experience and cater for everybody from the single horse owner looking for day to day ideas to build a better understanding and relationship with their horses to individuals looking towards working with these methods and all those in between.

The courses are taught in a fun and relaxed manner. Remember we have horses for pleasure. Grant's intention through education is to make every moment spent with our horses exactly that.

Grant’s aim on Practical Horsemanship courses is not only provide excellent theory and classroom based tuition but also to give each student extensive hands on practical experience with a wide variety of horses.

To bring out the best in each student Grant strongly encourages a team atmosphere amongst his students as team work is so important when training horses. The courses are not only a place of study but are also social events to bring together likeminded people and ideas.

Students can bring their own horses for a fee of £10 per stable/Night extra by prior arrangement.

A List of local accommodation to New Leaf Farm is available on request.

For course dates please check News & Events.


Syllabus Basic Course

Arrive 09.00 – Welcome and orientation.

Intro round 09.15 -  Personal introductions and explanation of Practical Horsemanship methods and philosophy.

 Let’s start! 10.00 – groundwork, L-shapes, safety and lots of other important things.

Time for the real deal – 10.45 – the whole group together to practice horse communication through body language on each other in the round pen. 

Communication with the horses! 11.15 – split up in to 2 groups, one for longlining in the inside round pen and the other group starts with communication in the outside round pen. Half an hour each group then switch.

Lunch  12.30 –

Longlining through obstacles 13.30

14.30 little break

14.45 desensitizing a horse! - How does a horse learn? what do you do when he is a bit spooky and how to build confidence in your horse.

16.00 / 16.30 end of the day - Reflection on days work and awards.


Syllabus Kids course

Arrive 09.00 – Welcome and orientation.

Intro round 09.15 -  Personal introductions and explanation of Practical Horsemanship methods and philosophy.

 Let’s start! 10.00 – groundwork, L-shapes, safety and lots of other important things.

Time for the real deal – 10.45 – the whole group together to practice horse communication through body language on each other in the round pen. 

Communication with the horses! 11.15 – split up in to 2 groups, one for longlining in the inside round pen and the other group starts with communication in the outside round pen. Half an hour each group then switch.

Lunch  12.30 –

The big Long Line competition 13.30 – in the school, 2 teams, a little obstacle course and the team with the fastest time is the winner.

14.30 little break

14.45 desensitizing a horse! How does a horse learn? what do you do when he is a bit spooky and how to build confidence in your horse.

15.30 / 16.00 end of the day - Demonstration for parents and awards.