Horse trainer, rider and assistant to Monty Roberts
Jo has spent over six years developing her understanding of horse behaviour and training alongside Monty Roberts. As his international assistant and tour rider she has travelled with him to countries such as Brazil, South Africa, Hungary, as well as regular tours around the UK and Germany, assisting with a wide variety of events and private clients. From wild mustangs to valuable young racehorses, Jo has an intensely varied experience in a range of disciples, from many areas of the world.
“A good horse trainer can make a horse do almost anything. A great trainer can cause the horse to want to do it”
Thanks in great part to Monty, the world of horse training has changed dramatically over the past couple of decades. That is not to say we have all the answers yet, nor have we changed enough. It is however painfully obvious that traditional methods using pain or force do not yield the same results as a horse trained through trust, with incremental steps and utilising a varied toolbox.
Good groundwork is essential for a horse who is a joy to handle. Never pulling or barging, standing still when required as well as backing up and moving sideways, these skills will spill over into all aspects of dealing with your horse.
Do you need help with your horse or pony?
Or want to learn more about communication, behaviour and training? For help with almost any remedial issue with your horse or pony, general training advice, or to expand your own knowledge please feel free to browse my pictures then view my website and drop me a message using the address below