I am a registered BHS stage 3 coach in complete horsemanship. I am also a qualified equine bodywork practitioner in Mersiha Massage, Myo-Fascial Release and L.E.D. light therapy.
I have been working with horses for 27 years. I specialize in solving training and behaviour issues, and training young horses.
I have worked with race and competition horses to a high standard. I have worked at a racehorse rehabilitation yard and with rescue horses.
I am passionate about problem solving and retraining, with a holistic approach, considing all aspects including physical condition, diet, hooves, teeth, tack, and psychological causes. Using gentle methods, working within the horse's comfort zone as much as possible, with a combination of Classical and Natural Horsemanship methods to suit each individuals' needs.
I currently Event with my Dutch Warmblood, Barny, and compete Dressage, Show jumping and Showing.
Sophie is a fully qualified, Applied Herbal Choices Therapist with Rose Applied Therapies. Sophie has also trained with Caroline Ingraham - the founder of Applied Zoompharmacognosy. Self selection allows animals to a wide variety of dried plants, essential oils and macerated oils, and facilitating them to exhibit natural behaviors for their health and well being.