I'm an outdoor loving farmers wife who lives on her husbands family farm in a beautiful part of Suffolk, with our Daughter.
I'm a British Horse Society Senior Coach and ran my own Equestrian Centre for 15 years, starting the Equestrian centre when I was 18 years old. In 2014 whilst dealing with a particularly intense period of illness and stress I started to practice Yoga, in 2016 I qualified as a Yoga Teacher.
Horses are my passion, I have ridden most of my life and always knew I was going to work with them, now to keep my body healthy and strong for my riding I practice yoga, it's this daily practice that I have found the most useful for not only my wellbeing but also in becominga better rider.
Horses & Me
A Qualified Senior Riding Coach since 2002 I love to help people and horses become the best versions of themselves.
I owned and ran my own Equestrian Centre for 15 years where we focused on the whole picture, exploring the riders body awareness, emotional awareness and of course riding techniques. I trained children and adults through their Pony Club and British Horse Society exams, as well as coaching and competing myself to Advanced Dressage, National Showing & Novice Level Eventing.
I love teaching and sharing knowledge, but I also love to learn. I'm constantly looking deeper into the 'why'.
I took a break from coaching whilst I dealt with my own health issues and had a baby, this time away just reinforced my love for everything horsey and joy I find in coaching riders.
I now offer Private Coaching sessions, either at your yard on your horse, or off the horse and on the mat in my Studio at our home where we focus on your own position, how it affects every part of the horses way of going, the biomechanics of the rider, the understanding of this connection and how to best develop your skills, these classes ate known as my Equistretch classes.
I use video analysis a lot so you can see what you're doing, I use a mixture of body awareness, the franklin method and a melting pot of other techniques I have developed over the years for you to find your best self on your horse and therefore bring out the best in your horse too.
Horse Care and Me
I've always said in a different life I would have loved to be a groom, I absolutely love the care and attention that goes into keeping horses and I enjoy passing this knowledge on. It's my belief that competitions as well as horse happiness is all won at home and it's the time spent in the yard with them that makes the biggest difference to our relationships with our horses.
I train poeple through their exams as well as help people with their horses that may be 'difficult' on the ground and teach them how to build confidence in themselves and understanding of why things are happening.
Keep an eye out on my what's on page for workshops, courses and classes if anyof this interests you.
Yoga & Me
In 2014 I started to practice yoga as a way to de-stress. My mum had practiced yoga for most of my life and I'd heard that it had the tools to be able to relax you.
I was going through a particular intense period of my life with my health conditions flaring up and a lot going on I knew I needed a way to unwind, most other 'exercises' hadn't given me this and so when feeling at my lowest I found my way to yoga.
Over the years yoga has enabled me to find peace with my health, start to heal myself from inside out, deal with trauma and of course teach me how to live in a slower more relaxed way.
I have learnt to remove myself from the chronic stress I was living in and find a balance in my life that has enabled me to overcome many challenging situations.
Because of how powerful yoga was to me I wanted to be able to share this with others, so I studied to become a yoga teacher and qualified in 2016.
Over the years I have continued to study and deepen my practice creating a style of practice that will dis-connect you from the chaotic world and connect you back to yourself.
Depending on my time of month, what mood I'm in and what I need my own practice is an eclectic mix of scientific based and self exploration.
I have always been a watcher of humans and animals, and yoga allows me to really lean into this, my practice helps me explore life through what comes up on the mat, the habits and thoughts I notice, the awareness or lack of that I find as I move through the postures.
Yoga has not only aided me with my own physical and mental health, but also with my connection to others and my animals. The asana side of the practice has made me a more balanced, stronger, effective and compassionate rider and the breathwork has allowed me to relax when I'm faced with nerves or stress so that I don't pass it onto my horses.