“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 training packages and workshops are available:
- 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