Training you and your horse

Through the Training pages you will see many various techniques.  Its not about following just one path;  turn your training around trying various techniques and gaining many skills , you owe it to yourself and your horse, taking your learning forward.

Dare to live your dreams, you already have what it takes to be the best you can be, lets unlock it together.  Improve your riding position, becoming a safer, balanced and effective rider, develop timing and feel and if its for you gain; that competitive edge.

“I have been using Sam for over a year now for flatwork training. There is no doubt in my mind that this is a person who really knows what she’s talking about. The difference in my horse, my riding and my confidence is phenomenal. She’s always on time, always cheerful and always gives 100%.

From her literally having to walk around the arena due to my crippling nerves to taking my horse out to massive shows on my own this year the progress speaks for itself. But the most important thing for me? She is clear on one very important thing. The horse comes first. Always.” – J Brown, Cambridgeshire.

Here is a list I have put together of some of the things that will interest you. If there is something you would like help with but don’t see anything related, please just ask.

  • Dressage/Flatwork
  • Working Equitation
  • Jumping
  • Polework
  • Lungeing/Long Lining
  • Competition Preparation
  • Test Riding
  • Clicker Training
  • Lateral work In Hand
  • Liberty
  • Equine Behaviour
  • Body Language Awareness
  • Remedial Training
  • Horse & Rider Alignment
  • Confidence Building
  • Horse & Rider Synchronisation
  • Classical Riding
My Equine Training covers Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Rutland, Huntingdon, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Other areas please get in touch.

Nearby towns that are within easy reach for training horse and rider are; Holbeach, Spalding, Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Peterborough, Boston, Grantham and Newark, etc.

“Really enjoying working with someone who explains why certain exercises are helpful. Have gained such a lot of knowledge already and come away each week with exercises to focus on to improve my horse and my riding. Thank you, Sam!” – K Barker, Lincolnshire

Whether you want to learn and enjoy more classical lines, competition or to improve your flatwork Sam Jamieson Equine is for you.

Would you like to be able to sit to the trot better?

“Of course you would and that’s why I have a foolproof plan to help you.”

Do you ever worry you are not in balance with your horse?

“In that case, you may be very interested in what I have to say next”

Even top riders are continually working on their balance and posture alongside their horses. It improves performance, physiology and mental health for both of you.

Learn various exercises quickly and easily, you and your horse will be delighted!
Experienced horse rider or beginner, whatever level you’re at it’s always helpful to have an extra pair of eyes on the ground to guide you. Realistic, flexible training at a range of levels, completely tailored to you and your horse.

“Sam is amazing with her gentle teaching methods, I have learnt so much.  I look forward to my lessons and practice what I have learnt in the week.  My horse is a dominate boy, now a pleasure to be around with the methods sam has taught me.  Thank you Sam.” – K Porto, Cambridgeshire.

Clicker Training is an invaluable tool to add to your training toolset, once your timing is perfected it has immense capabilities when used correctly.

You will have great fun with your horse using it for groundwork, handling and ridden work. Horses enjoy it and gain a quicker understanding.

The truth is Struggling on the ground with your horse can seriously impact ridden work. The way I look at it is, whether you are on the ground or on your horses back the same discussions will be going on between you in your small herd of just the two of you.

Its all possible. You don’t have to be an expert just have a go at the different techniques, its like an adventure, finding out new things or perfecting what you already do.  Here are some things that you will learn:

  • Ground handling
  • Lungeing
  • Longlining
  • Free Schooling/Liberty
  • Lateral work in hand
  • Agility

Different techniques give you such a variation to increase motivation, fun, physical health, creating a close relationship between you and your horse.

Finally, there’s a better way …

Have you been struggling with lateral work?

Training your horse laterally In Hand can make things so much simpler; giving you and your horse further variation. Your horse will also find it much easier to pick up lateral work without the weight of the rider. The skill of In Hand work has actually been around for 100’s of years but has got lost upon the way but it is truly so valuable.

How you can improve your horses manners?

Picture the scene you tie your horse up and he nudges you out the way with his nose, you then try and push him over and he leans into you pushing you back with his shoulder, sound familiar!

Have you ever wished you could curb this behaviour? Now you can, with lateral work In Hand it improves your body awareness including the body language you are giving your horse. You are also teaching your horse to move away from pressure when you ask. You learn the way you position your body actually moves them without even touching them.

Jo was having an awful time with George, he would push everyone out the way and had also been known to kick out and got Jo on more than one occasion! George wasn’t small either, a 15.3hh irish draught cross. So then began Jo and George’s journey into lateral work in hand. After a few sessions an understanding between them both began to happen. It was now a pleasure to lead George rather than the dread of being barged out the way, or George trampling her. Even their time riding was much better that the understanding was now there. They were both so much happier. –

And that’s not all …

Work in hand with you mounted, is priceless knowledge you gain improving your relationship with your horse even further, developing your feel for the movements correctly.

It’s no secret that long lining is fantastic to start youngsters, but why stop there! A winning combination of clicker training, in hand work and long lining all being put together.

Then you can work on improving your work together further, for more established work. So why not give it a go.

Learn how to correctly start a youngster or new horse with Long Lining

Learn the correct basics, body posture, aids, Long Lining your horse in walk

Learn correct lunging with two lines, changing the rein and trot

Learn how to correctly work your horse in walk, trot and canter

Learn how to correctly introduce lateral work

Learn correct techniques for lateral work in walk and trot

Clicker Training is an invaluable tool to add to your training toolset, once your timing is perfected it has immense capabilities when used correctly. I use it for groundwork, handling and ridden work. The horses enjoy it and gain a quicker understanding. See the video below of my daughter Emily and her pony having fun.

You will have so much fun with clicker training, and your horse; well I haven’t yet come across one that didn’t love it so I’m sure yours will too.

Also known as free schooling and many other names.  Exercising your horse with freedom assisting them to learn and understand their body. Especially valuable for jumping without the added weight of the rider allowing them to really work it out for themselves. Plus fantastic for bonding and further communication
“Whether you like it or not you become part of the herd.”

To show you what I mean, picture this, you are leading your horse but he is dragging behind you and your leadrope has allowed you to get out in front further and further, you are nearly at the end of it. Such a dozy lazy horse eh.

Hmm… Lets think for a moment.

Imagine that all the domestication has vanished and your horse is now in a herd and you are a horse. Your horse has his head is down and he is dictating the pace by slowly and confidently walking towards you. You as the other horse are walking away from him… Have you got it yet? Yes he is driving you along at his own pace, clever eh!

For these and many other reasons you will gain so much realisation of the conversations going on between you and your horse that you had absolutely no idea about. Understanding how horses learn, how they read body language, how our actions effect them, if they are being cheeky naughty or are genuinely frightened.

Any frustrations you had previously now can be resolved. Results are so quick you won’t believe your eyes.

That’s not all, this can be duplicated ridden and this is only the beginning!

“I’ve had Sam as a saddle fitter for the last year, she does an amazing job with all my horses, I’ve now starting to have dressage lesson with her. Within just 2 lessons myself and my horse are improving with each ride.  If anyone is looking for a saddle fitter or trainer, Sam would be the best choice !! I highly recommend her !!” – J Mitchell, Lincolnshire

If you feel nervous, lost your confidence, rest assured that I will absolutely understand, I lost my confidence greatly in a riding accident nearly 10 years ago and fully appreciate the bravery it takes to overcome the challenges ahead.

I have fibromyalgia which I have not let win to deter me and I’m certainly not a naturally talented rider.  I have had many challenges in all aspects to work out how other naturally talented riders find it so easy, This gives me a deep understanding and ability to explain in various ways how to achieve as I have battled through to find out how.

Last but not least I have trained many various types of horses from foals to stallions, from thought to be lazy cobs to hot blood iberians, they have all thrown up good learning experiences giving me further knowledge in training and coaching.  All types, ages etc are always welcome

  • The 7 secrets they don’t want you to know about riding
  • How this everyday routine can help you achieve a better relationship with your horse.
  • Learn lateral work in hand, the results are so quick you won’t believe your eyes!
  • How much do you know about your saddle?

Interested?  In that case..
Of course there are thousands more to think about then why not organise a clinic, a talk at your yard, riding club etc or of course let me know what you are interested in and we can organise something together to be held at my yard.
Its all possible through an intensive couple of days.

It’s true, you can stay with your horse and have some intensive sessions plus even bring a friend, ample room to leave your lorry or trailer and stable your horse with us.  If you want to stay longer that’s fine too.  We also have a mobile home caravan that you are welcome to stay in if you prefer so don’t forget your toothbrush!

Hi De Hi Campers
If you fancy a get together with your horses and like minded people it has to be adult camp time, a good excuse for a get together to meet people and have some fun with your horses, if you have any preferred dates just let me know!