“We approach horsemanship holistically and consider horses as equal partners in our work together. Every single interaction we have with a horse is a test of leadership and whether we are suitable leaders worthy of being followed.” – Lloyd Gillespie
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – THE FIVE BASIC NEEDS
For equines’ sound physiological and psychological well being, 5 basic needs should be considered at all times. If any of the below are absent then this constitutes abuse! Every single interaction we have with a horse is a test of leadership and whether we are suitable leaders worthy of being followed!
- Movement – physiologically a horse is designed to move up to 20 hours a day
- Companionship – a horse is highly sociable and gregarious and requires direct contact and interaction with other horses
- Food – physiologically a horse is designed to graze (trickle feed) at will throughout the day
- Water – physiologically a horse is designed to drink water daily
- Rest – horses require a place and space to rest in peace and safety
Lloyd Gillespie has over 20 years experience in the equine industry as a certified International Horsemaster & Equestrian Tourism Instructor as well as International Professional Equestrian Coach. His extensive knowledge and gentle way with horses makes him one of the best in the industry. Various in-person training programs and workshops can be booked . Accommodation will be offered at the Equi-Centre Haybarn.
- Consultations and specialised training for an exisiting horse operation
- Dangerous Game Horse Guide Training/Mentorship Program
- Consultation and Set-up of fully functioning horse safari/anti-poaching patrol
- Comprehensive holistic horsemanship workshop (1 – 3 days)
- A natural hoof trimming workshop (3 days)
- Backing & training of young horses