"I endeavour to do the very best for my clients and their horses."
" To be a good teacher, you have to listen, to what your client wants, how they feel and to their horse."
"You cannot just use 'science' or 'health and safety' to teach, you need intuition, social theory, critical analysis and a good sense of humour!"
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"I offer a friendly, down to earth approach and welcome all types of horses and riders, from all walks of life. Each and everyone of my clients are equally important, whether they are an advanced competitve rider or a beginner."
Wendy is a qualified lecturer (Certificate In Education), holds a first class BA honours degree, an Advanced Human Sports Therapist (IIST), Assessor (D32, D33), NVQ 2 qualified health and fitness coach and holds British Horse Society (BHS) qualifications.
"I recognise that every horse and rider are individuals and that perhaps there is no definitive right or wrong method for either. This is why I draw upon a variety of schools of thought, classical trainers such as Philippe Karl, more modern insights such as Monty Roberts and inspiration from classical trainers such as Heather Moffett. The BHS provides the building blocks for safety and basics, such as, the classical seat, but I feel it is limited as a whole approach both in terms of somewhat narrow teaching methods (adopted by some instructors when qualifying soley through the BHS exam system) and for riding / training horses. By utilising my knowledge of biomechanics of horse and rider, and psychology of horse and rider, I can help develop a deep understanding between the two on a physical, psychological and spiritual level".
Wendy at Clip and Canter is based in the North West, just outside Wigan, Lancashire. The service available is mobile only, on your own horse at your home / yard. Wendy travels throughout the North West and on occasion further, please contact Wendy for a price. Lectures and clinics are offered to yards when four people or more are interested.
Wendy has many years of experience teaching horse riding both freelance and at riding schools, helping children and adults of all abilities.
As a lecturer within the FE sector Wendy has trained students to become fitness instructors, teaching modules such as sports psychology, sports massage, anatomy and physiology. As a gym manager, Wendy worked with a variety of clients requiring sports injury rehabilitation or fitness / nutrition programmes specific to their sport / lifestyle. Wendy has developed and adapted this to become specialised in designing programmes specifically appropriate for horse riders.
Previously, as an Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy Assistant working for the NHS, Wendy has also obtained experience of working with children with complex needs, observing the benefits of horse riding as a form of therapy.
Wendy has owned and competed horses for the last twenty years and has combined her childhood dream of working with horses with all her experience and qualifications to develop a unique, multi dimensional way of helping others successfully live their dream with their horse. Combining her passion for teaching with her passion for writing, Wendy is a regular contributor in the Arabian Magazine: