association saint hippolyte aquitaine

No. W473001090, régie par la loi du 1er juillet 1901

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pour chevaux en détresse

horses in need

Helen's Bio


My career with horses began when I was 16, although I had been mad about them ever since I could remember. I gained my BHS exams in 1981 and subsequently worked for two great horsemen - Robin Leyland and Noel Pegge - training young horses to be point-to-pointers, show jumpers and hunters.


Following my relocation to France in 2003 with my family I have built up a livery business aimed at helping people who are experiencing problems with their horses.


A few years ago I also became interested in Natural Horsemanship and have spent time in America training with Anna Twinney and working at the Colorado Horse Sanctuary.  I am now European Instructor for Anna's organisation, 'Reach Out to Horses'.


It was at the Sanctuary that I came to realise that for abused horses to be rehomed successfully, and to be able to enjoy the life that they deserve, it is necerssary to give them a good foundation training.


I began to understand that the only stumbling block between a horse and rider who want to act as one, is that of communication. A horse and rider who can communicate sucessfully with each other can accomplish anything.