SERVICES

wellness check

The ultimate in optimal horse health

A comprehensive holistic wellness assessment to identify & remedy areas affecting poor performance & wellbeing.

Have your horse, your riding and your saddle assess and corrected and be giving the tools to help improve and grow, ready to make that next step in your riding journey!

Horse assessment - a full static & dynamic assessment at all 3 paces; unmounted, under saddle & with rider, including behaviour pattern analysis

Rider assessment - balance & performance analysis both unmounted & ridden

Saddle assessmenta comprehensive check of the saddle(s), including fit, functionality & appropriateness.

Including a rebalance of the panels via a flock top-up or Fyba-G shim

Take homeStretches & exercises for both horse & rider to increase performance & behaviour and referrals to top practitioners

*Please leave up to 2 hrs for appointment​

*Only high quality matching long fibre natural wool flock used

*Tree adjustments to template are performed off site in Thea's workshop

*Major works carried out in Walsall by top SMS Saddlers

*For off-site works, return appointment to check fit & comfort are recommended, collection in person from Bicester (Oxfordshire) or delivery by insured next day courier

riding related behaviour consultaton

An in-depth consultation to assess riding related behaviour.

 

Do you find yourself asking these questions:

Is my horse being naughty or is he sore?

Why is he difficult to tack up?

Is he genuinely spooking or playing me up?

Is my saddle causing the problem?

Is this from his old injury or something else?

Is it me, am I doing something wrong?

What's going to happen next & what should I do now?

Challenging behaviour can manifest for a variety of reasons and it can often feel overwhelming.

Horses can react negatively from pain & discomfort and this behaviour can carry on even when the cause has been resolved.

These sessions are specifically designed to support horse owners who are struggling to distinguish between unwanted challenging behaviour and that from fear, discomfort or pain.

By analysing the horse both physically & behaviourally, assessing the saddle, and the horse's response to being tacked up, mounted and ridden, the owner is then in a better position to decide on the correct course of action to remedy the negative behaviour and support the horse as needed..

Thea can also help you by working your horse without the saddle, from the ground, to help assess if the saddle is negatively impacting the horse.

Where necessary, referrals to top professionals can be offered or assistance to your horse's own team of professionals can be given.

Where appropriate, guidance can be given on how to help your horse unlearn the negative behaviour and instead learn new desired responses.

*Thea studied equine behaviour under the tutorledge of Dr Debbie Marsden and was accredited through the Society of Equine Behaviour Consultants in 2012. 

rehabilitation & tuition

Have expert rehabilitation carried out in the comfort of your horse's home & learn the skills needed to maintain a healthy and happy horse.

With guided practice you will develop a variety of new skills to correct postural imbalances, increase straightness, stability & core strength.

 

Understand your horse's unwanted behaviour patterns & safely teach him new alternative positive patterns.

Sessions can focus on:

Riding

Long-reining

In-hand

Groundwork

Pole work

Static & dynamic stretching

Behaviour mounted & around the yard

*Thea is a certified UKCC Level 2 Dressage coach and is up to date with her First Aid and Safeguarding & Protecting Young People

*Thea studied equine behaviour under the tutorledge of Dr Debbie Marsden and was accredited through the Society of Equine Behaviour Consultants in 2012.

saddle works

Full saddle reflock - panels are dropped out and old flock is removed and replaced with top quality natural long fibre wool and panels are laced back in

Tree adjustment - Tree is exposed by dropping panels out and adjustment made to the horse's exact template or with some room to allow muscles to develop remedially*, saddle is laced together again

*Where muscle compensation has occurred from an ill-fitting saddle we will allow room for development whilst using soft padding to allow support and changes to take place

Only high quality matching long fiber natural wool flock used

Tree adjustments to template are performed off site in Thea's workshop

Major works carried out in Walsall by top SMS Saddlers

For off-site works, return appointment to check fit & comfort are recommended, collection in person from Bicester (Oxfordshire) or delivery by insured next day courier