Riding, Training & Coaching

I am an accredited Ride With Your Mind (RWYM) coach and have trained with Mary Wanless for nearly 15 years. I have over 35 years experience and have been coaching for over 20 years.  I am very interested in Rider Biomechanics and how a rider's position affects the horse's way of going, and also how this combines with classical & historical dressage and modern Equitation Science.

I teach all grades of riders and also offer sessions on in-hand work, lunging, long-reining and loose schooling. I have extensive experience with all manners of behavioural problems from napping to not loading. I have been using Clicker Training (which is a purely positive reinforcement system) for many years and find this an in valuable tool with troubled or sour horses.

I am available to train your horse and usually combine in-hand, ridden and bodywork as required. My mix of skills work particularly well with anxious horses (and owners).

I am based in Woodcote, South Oxfordshire and offer individual lessons or day clinic for groups which can be a mixture of ridden and workshop exercises.  I also have access to a simulator and offer lessons in the dry which are popular over the winter.

Prices; £35 for 45 mins within an 8 mile radius. £40 for 45 min within a 12 mile radius.

Simulator Lessons; £45 per person for two people sharing an hour's lesson. If you are extremely fit you are welcome to have a longer session but this format, of 4 x 15 mins, works well for most.

Please enquire for prices for groups or for further afield and contact me for bookings: Jo Szegota - jo@herdleader.co.uk - 07813 149054

Cancellation Policy; Over 48 hours = no fee. 24- 48 hours’ notice = 50%. Under 24 hours’ notice = 100%