Sarah and Ned
Beth has been amazing whilst helping me with my 11 year old ex racehorse, Ned. I bought Ned in January 2018 after the sad loss of my 36 year old horse and soon realised that I was going to need some help in training for both Ned and myself. I was quite out of practice and hadn’t ridden more than a light hack out for at least 10 years. A good friend recommended Beth to me and very kindly said that we could use her schooling arena to practice. It is an ongoing training process for both me and the horse. Ned needs lots of work to build up his muscles and work in a more rounded position and he is also quite excitable when learning new things! Beth is extremely patient and works at a pace that she knows is both safe for the horse and rider. I am not so patient and expected to be doing everything quickly, but I soon came to realise that she was right… and that it is only over time and with correct training that you can start to achieve what you want. I was overjoyed when I managed a full circle of trot for the first time with Ned striding out in a ‘round’ position and me not bouncing around like a sack of spuds! With Beth’s help, I have now completed some dressage at introductory level and we were just starting with show jumping training before the Covid 19 pandemic.
I really trust Beth and she has given me so many useful tips and strategies to help me gain a proper bond with Ned. She always has safety and correctness as her mantra and will not push beyond capabilities of both horse and rider. Ned is not an easy ride- and has a big personality! I have had tears and setbacks but Beth has always been there to help me and support both during training sessions and in between too. Beth even worked with me and helped to produce a video for Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), which led to Ned becoming RoR Horse Personality of the Year 2020!
The Covid 19 has been a massive setback for everyone and once social distancing measures are relaxed I am looking forward to being able to start up work on Ned again with training from Beth. I know we will have to go back a few steps and start building Ned’s muscles up again. The transformation of him and his outline was quite incredible during our first year of training. I can strongly recommend that you use Beth as your instructor. She is a true professional and will certainly give you an exceptional, personal training designed for you and your horse from novice to advanced level. Thank you for everything you have helped me with Beth. I am missing you incredibly at this time.