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Kathryn - Near Malton:
For 3 years I struggled to form any sort of bond with my young shire mare. I had been determined to keep her and find some common ground and mutual respect but multiple instructors and techniques later I was no further on and our relationship had reached a stalemate.
I reached out for help again on some forums and someone suggested driving as a way forward; something I had never previously thought about. I was put in touch with Robert and have had lessons with him for the past 6 months now. The difference he has made to us is amazing.
After just the first lesson I had a completely different horse, one who was listening to me and doing as I asked, not as she pleased.
After two lessons I was confident enough to take her out on the roads, on my own, a prospect that just two weeks earlier would have seemed impossible.
When maintenance on my carriage impeded progress Robert suggested riding lessons. My mare was broken to ride but I’d had some terrible experiences on her and was terrified to ride her; however after some persuasion I agreed to try it.
Robert’s patience and encouragement meant that half an hour into my first ridden lesson I was happy and confident and, once more, my mare was listening to me.
By the second lesson I was cantering and working with trotting poles whilst learning how to deal with my mare’s occasional strop.
Robert has provided my mare and I with the opportunity to learn and grow together in a familiar environment, enabling us to learn about each other and create our own working relationship which has been invaluable.
I would recommend Robert and his methods above and beyond sending a horse away as the 1-2-1 time spent with your horse both during and in between lessons in priceless.
Finally I would like to thank Robert for his patience, knowledge and commitment to his students, both 2 and 4 legged. There’s not many people that could convince me that doing an ‘around the world’ on an almost 18hh stroppy, strong willed Shire is a good idea, but I did exactly that on our first ridden lesson!
I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of the lessons and finally have a friendship with Lola I never thought I would have. Here’s to the next hour!

Beccy - Pickering:
I found Robert very knowledgeable, Calm and very confident around Horses. He has a no nonsense but fair attitude towards them. He got the very best out of my pony who can be very difficult at times. He is a great teacher and helped me and my horse gain a lot of confidence.

Louise - Thirsk:
Robert came to help me with my traditional mare last year after quite a poor start to her life. She had been tethered and was very nervous and head shy when we got her. She was very worried about men and we had our concerns about asking a man to help us out. However, as soon as Robert got hold of her she visibly relaxed. He worked her from the ground and under saddle and she went from strength to strength. She is now a different animal; confident and relaxed. I would have no hesitation in recommending Robert to anyone.

Julie - Leeds:
Robert came to our yard to break my young Andalusian horse to drive. His time with us was very educating and enjoyable to watch and he showed patience and understanding throughout. I am grateful to him for all his help and I am honoured to have worked with him and am pleased our paths crossed.
I would recommend Robert to anyone wanting a professional job done and I will be using him again in the near future. Many thanks

The Northern Echo writes - The horseman riding high

Yorkshire Post writes - Horse whisperer back in the saddle - click here to view

Liz - Kirkbymoorside:
I have been very impressed by the equine services offered by Robert.
Our pony got a new lease of life after being broken in to drive by him last year. Robert provided a professional, reliable service teaching both us and our pony the basics of cart work. He has a calm, knowledgeable approach which inspires confidence.
The work was done to a high standard, at very reasonable cost. There was flexibility as to times and also Robert was able to offer additional follow up help when we needed it.
I can highly recommend the services on offer.

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