“Haribo and I started having lessons with Richard 6 months ago, after Haribo bolted and fell while show jumping which resulted in a complete loss of confidence in each other. Richard has been great for both of us, calmly and patiently (Haribo and I can be quite a hot headed pair, we’d test the patience of a saint!) re-visiting the basics and rebuilding the foundations with simple yet effective exercises performed consistently and calmly to reopen the communication and trust between horse and rider.
Richards holistic approach to training has hugely helped, especially as Haribo has an old injury which makes him particularly one-sided, and Richard’s really taken this into consideration and devised exercises to help him. It’s great to have lessons with someone who cares so much about the overall development of horse and rider as well as working towards and achieving goals, lessons always finish on a positive note and then end by discussing exercises which can be used between lessons and how to develop and build on what’s been worked on.
Richard’s sense of humour and unflappability make lessons really fun and enjoyable as well as rewarding and supportive and already I have learned lots of tips and ideas not only to use with Haribo but also for other horses I ride and I’m excited to continue working towards jumping and competing Haribo with him in the coming year.”
Sarah Goldie, January 2015.

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