What my clients have to say....
What my clients have to say....
I came to Emma in 2018 as I was struggling to make progress with my lovely ‘barbie’ pony Wilf . Straight away Emma stepped in and put a plan together that would enable us to assess any physical and training issues that needed to be addressed.
Emma's unique combination of skills as a equine body worker, rider and trainer meant that we were able to make quick progress. So much so that in just a couple of months I felt confident enough to take him to our first proper dressage competition which we came 6th in! What made it even better was that Emma was there to support and encourage me.
We have also attended Emma’s dressage camps which have been fun, enlightening and motivating. A full end to end experience covering goals, training plans and physical assessment for both horse and rider.
I always look forward to our training sessions as we come away at the end having learnt and improved something. Even my 17yr old semi retired dressage diva has now just done her first medium test!
Both ponies also love their regular massages which gives me confidence that they are working correctly and comfortably.
I would strongly recommend Emma to anyone at any level as she has experience from starting young horses to training Grand Prix.
I came to Emma on the verge of giving up with my talented but quirky boy . He had been through PSD surgery and the return to ridden work was becoming dangerous and neither of us were enjoying it.
Within our first session there was a huge improvement as Emma seemed to understand my boy and the way his mind worked as well as the way I reacted to certain situations. We returned right back to basics and taught him to work in a soft and supple way whilst teaching me how to ride him from my seat. Teaching me that all important feel when a horse is working and using themselves correctly as well as completely altering my mindset towards my riding.
Emma also massages my boy on a regular basis and it’s really interesting how she can put together what she has seen whilst I’m riding him and what she feels when she is working over the different areas. It’s very reassuring when we’ve started increasing his collected work etc that any tighter areas are released and Emma tells me not to worry, it’s to be expected with the work we’ve been doing.
With Emma’s expert training and massages we have built my boy up from a weak and confused horse to a powerful and happy horse whom I love riding now. I cannot thank her enough.
My horse had several injuries that caused him to be uneven and sore in his back. Someone introduced me to Emma and I have never looked back because her treatment of my horse has been excellent with brilliant results.
She is very down to earth, yet professional, with a wealth of knowledge. She’s helped in many other areas to bring on my youngster.
She is a natural born rider. Fearless and never ‘fakes’ a manoeuvre. She works on the basics of the horse to bring on self carriage and a genuine balance so that the horse can progress injury free, happy and into a true connection. She isn’t a shouty type. She listens and takes her time with the horses. Her biggest asset is that she is very horse focused and as they say happy horse, happy rider.
If you want the real deal Emma can help.
I was fortunate to find Emma about two and a half years ago. I have two boys, 10 yr. old 17.2hh Belgian Warmblood and a 19 yr. old 18.2hh Irish Draught. I currently compete at affiliated Prelim/Novice level.
When I first started with Emma, I had little confidence in my own ability and my horses had experienced various lameness issues between them so not a great combination. She took me on, and we began what now seems like an epic journey. From the start it was clear my warmblood had the capability, but something still wasn’t right, Emma worked tirelessly to get him on the right track by regularly massaging and tweaking him every time he struggled with something.
She has supported me through some extremely tough times with my horses and I can honestly say that my progress now is totally thanks to Emma and her commitment to enabling me to do it for myself. I always come away from my lessons feeling I have achieved something, be it conquering a pretty simple move that my boy and I found difficult, to unleashing an amazing trot that I never knew existed.
Every time I feel a restriction to his way of going or I am unsure about something, I always refer to Emma. No matter the situation she is always happy to support me, often going above and beyond being an instructor.
I also send my boys to her any time I need to go away. I trust her implicitly and I know she and her mum look after them as if they were their own.
I am excited to see what the future holds for me and my boys and know Emma will help me to achieve my goals.
Emma has had my horse Roxy to stay on training livery on a number of occasions - whenever I am going to be away for any period I try to book her in with Emma so that Roxy can be trained while I am unable to work her. Roxy adores being at Emma’s - she whinnies when we get near to the yard! It’s a real home from home!
The care is amazing- Emma and Jackie can’t do enough for Roxy and care for her as if she is one of their own. I never have a moment’s worry about Roxy while she is there.
The training is equally great - no short cuts - the welfare of the horse comes first. When I get back I find that the instruction is given in a calm and unhurried way and I go away with something to work on that I can remember and understand. And the improvement speaks for itself.
Can’t recommend highly enough.
I have been riding since I was 6yrs old and had competed for most of my riding life at local shows, jumping, showing, working hunter and cross country events.
I started having lessons with Emma a few years ago on a horse I was competing in showing classes, and was introduced to Dressage. I loved it! I then bought a horse to do dressage on, but unfortunately had to have her put to sleep after she broke her leg in the field. To say I was devastated is an understatement, to the point where I wasn’t even sure I wanted to ride again, let alone have another horse, even though I had owned horses nearly all my life.
I didn’t think I could love another horse the way I did the horse I lost, how wrong was I? Thanks to Emma I now have my perfect dressage partner, and our lessons with Emma have meant that our partnership has gone from strength to strength, currently competing Elementary and working towards Medium at home.
Emma‘a teaching style makes our lessons enjoyable, and I feel that after every lesson we have progressed. We have things to practice at home in between lessons, so we can progress further in the next lesson.
Emma is very supportive, and genuinely wants her clients to do well both in lessons and at competitions.
In addition to lessons, Emma also takes care of my horses physical well-being, by giving him regular massages. This really helps keep him supple and flexible, which in turn improves his way of going and ensures he has no sore areas that would impact on his performance.
Last year I attended one of Emma’s camps. It was a fabulous weekend, aimed at improving your riding, your horses way of going, and achieving your goals. It was nice to meet like minded people, who were all at different levels, and had different goals, so we could learn from watching each other’s lessons. Clients and horses were well looked after from the minute they arrived, to the minute they left, and the food was delicious.
Riders had a massage with Gary to address any issues that might affect their riding, and were given exercise to do before they rode.
There was a goal setting session with Jackie and Emma, which really helped with focusing the mind as to where you are now, where you want to be, and how you are going to get there. I am pleased to say I am on track with the continued support of both Emma and Jackie, and I am looking forward to this years camp. Mel S
Feedback from Summer Dressage Training Camps
A very well structured, informative and professionally delivered camp. Everyone was made to feel welcome and the horses treated as though they 'lived' there. Food was fab. Loved everything about the weekend. Will recommend to future campers and will definately be back!
Incredible! Lovely people and made great friends!
A thoroughly fun, fact filled and practical weekend. Top to toe analysis of me and my horse and some exciting and practical goals to work towards.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my weekend and I would love to come back again! I feel I have taken a lot from both the ridden and physio sessions. I look forward to progressing and seeing the difference. I would recommend this to anyone of any level. Its friendly and lovely, the food is great and the atmosphere is nice and relaxed.
Perfect hosting. Nothing too much trouble. Loved the joined up thinking - lessons, chiropractic and massage. All elements to improve horse and rider.
Loved every aspect of the camp. You were all really supportive and were passionate about improving both me and my horse. I felt comfortable and 'at home'. The experience was brilliant and I will definitely be coming again!
Excellent home from home experience. Fantastic hospitality. Informative with practical exercises to take home. Time to consciously think about my own goals and practical support to help me get there. Very pleasurable weekend, learnt lots and enjoyed it immensely. I will be back!
Loved every minute of the 3 days! Absoultely loved the way my boys felt and Emma has helped fine tune and give practical solutions to move us on.
Amazing time, feel like I have learnt a lot both on and off the horse. I have come away with things to work on at home from all of the sessions. Love that its small and friendly, easy to talk to people and stay as a group. Great facilities for horse and rider - and good food!