Upcoming Events 2015
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Got a horse ready for backing, tricky to load or needs handling?
We are currently looking for horses to take part in our courses and demonstrations. This can be a great learning opportunity for your horse and is completely free of charge. If you can get your horse to the Bucks / Oxon border please get in touch.
What do others say about Laira's courses?
"Watching Laira work with Wren was like watching a dance - what I was aware of most was the quality of her presence - confident and gentle and flowing - the horse clearly drew comfort, reassurance and security from this. It is a quality that, with an enormous amount of practice, I hope to emulate!", Sarah, Child Psychotherapist
"I felt very comfortable with [Laira's] non-directive, non-judgmental and curious style. She put us at our ease whilst raising questions for us and gently challenging." Heather, Psychologist
" At my age (75) this was a once in a lifetime - not to be missed at any price. I shall remember the moment of Join Up and Follow Up as long as I live", Malcolm, Retired
"Thank you again for a great day on Saturday, Angie and I really enjoyed it and have both taken home lots of new and useful ideas, two of which we have both tried out on our horses with instant good results!" Christine, Teacher
"I am familiar with [Monty's concepts] and found a number of them had developed since I last worked on Join-Up. This time [with Laira] there was more explanation of why something was done and thus why it had the effect it did. It was easy to ask questions throughout the day as we went along, which meant that when things didn't go to plan we were able to work out why quickly, without having to save questions to the end - when I've normally forgotten them." Katy, Marketing Director
"Laira has a refreshing disposition that brings together gentleness, confidence and authority without any need to push herself forward." Eva, Reverend
"I'd just like to say thank you for the taster day it was very interesting and me and my mum enjoyed ourselves - thank you.", Amy, Student
For a full list of Certified Monty Roberts Instructors across the globe, click here.
Laira Gold in Buckingham, England, is one of just 48 Certified Instructors in the world that has been approved to teach Monty Robert's world famous horsemanship methods to others. She offers clinics teaching Monty's horsemanship methods, including Join-Up®, workshops for corporates and private coaching for you and your horse.
Join-Up Demonstration with Dodge
Whether you are looking to improve your horsemanship skills in a fun and respectful learning environment, or take part in one of our experiential corporate coaching sessions, click below to find out here how the horse can be a powerful metaphor for creating stress-free rewarding partnerships...
Clinics and Horse Training Services - What makes me different?
Whereas many trainers only focus on the horse, I can help you do the personal change-work that may be blocking you and your horse's ability to move forward. As a qualified Psychotherapist, I include one-on-one coaching for you as part of my service. Click here for courses and here for horse help.
'Natural' Horsemanship & 'Horse Whispering'
Our style of horsemanship is often referred to as 'Natural Horsemanship' or 'Horse Whispering'. However, in the pure sense of the word, from the moment we enter our horse's pen and ask him to stand still while we catch him, there is nothing 'natural' about this process for the horse. So how do we define our horsemanship approach...?
...Defining our horsemanship approach
Our style can be described by these three key principles:
Good horsemanship means no one is trying to change the horse. Instead of working against the horse's natural instincts, we are working with them. It's the same with effective people change-work. We provide an optimum environment in which the person or horse can learn for herself. Because of the many parallels between horse training and people training, Monty Roberts horsemanship principles have been successfully used in corporate work, individual coaching, youth and veteren programmes for over a decade.