AY Horsemanship

Passing on my horsemanship techniques

"Adam came along to assist with my new yearling filly. He taught me how to deal with any little issues before they become problems. He has reinforced my confidence in handling a youngster. I highly recommend him for a calm, firm but fair approach to horse training."
Beatrice Haigh
horsemanship lessons and clinics

Why train with AY Horsemanship?

For over 16 years I have worked with owners, riders and horses from all disciplines and all levels of experience. 

Horsemanship is all about building the foundations for a strong relationship on the ground and into the saddle. I enjoy helping people learn horsemanship skills so they can communicate effectively with their horse.

  • Varied experience working with first time or nervous owners right through to advanced riders
  • Teaching skills to help you build a strong relationship with your horse
  • Level 2 WES-approved Instructor

Horsemanship lessons and clinics

There are a number of ways you can train with AY Horsemanship. The type of training required very much depends on what you're trying to achieve with your horse. 

I can travel to your yard to work with you and your horse. Alternatively, I offer horsemanship lessons at my yard in Wakefield. I also hold regular clinics and demos.

As a Level 2 WES-approved instructor I can teach western riding in lessons and in clinics. Plus with my experienced horse JB, I can take part in Western demos.

If you'd like a lesson with me or if you'd like to book me for a clinic or demo, please see my prices below.

from £ 40

Lesson at your yard

  • Groundwork or ridden
  • Horses of any age, experience and discipline 
  • £40 per hour from leaving my yard in Wakefield to getting back again
p/h £ 50

Lessons at my yard

  • Groundwork or ridden
  • Horses of any age, experience and discipline
  • Indoor arena with sand surface and round pen. Based at WF2 6PR
from £ 200

Half day clinic

  • Groups of up to 3 horses
  • 1 hour lessons
  • A half day clinic allows for approximately 4 hours of teaching time. Mileage to the venue charged on top.
from £ 400

Full day clinic

  • Groups of up to 3 horses
  • 1 hour lessons
  • A full day clinic allows for approximately 8 hours of teaching time. Mileage to venue charged on top

Please note the prices above depend on location and expenses. I cover the whole of the UK.

Livery yard visits

Yard visits are a great way to minimise travel costs and share the learning with other people on your yard! It’s an efficient use of everyone’s time and packages can be created to suit your needs.
If there are a couple of people at your yard looking to learn some horsemanship techniques, drop me a message for more information. 
On yard visits where multiple people are having a lesson, I offer individual lessons for £45 per person and group lessons for £25 per person. Minimum of five people on the yard to be having a lesson for the above prices to apply.

Level 2 Approved WES Instructor

I am a Level 2 WES-approved instructor working with riders and horses from local/novice level through to competent combinations. My passion for western riding came during a college placement with Carol Taylor and Adalberto Barberini. At my private yard, I have a round pen, a sand surface indoor school and great hacking.

From this base in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, I offer one-to-one or group lessons. I am also willing to travel to give lessons and I frequently host clinics at other yards in the UK. My speciality is focusing on connection and relationship on the ground and into the saddle to create a partnership that is able to maintain a rhythm while remaining balanced and soft.

Whether you and your horse are new to western riding or a seasoned professionals, I can help you gain confidence and prepare you for competition in all WES show classes.

To discuss horsemanship training options