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Specialized Horsemastership

“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! 

  1. Movement – physiologically a horse is designed to move up to 20 hours a day
  2. Companionship – a horse is highly sociable and gregarious and requires direct contact and interaction with other horses
  3. Food – physiologically a horse is designed to graze (trickle feed) at will throughout the day
  4. Water – physiologically a horse is designed to drink water daily
  5. 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