Emma has been around horses for most of her life.
Riding racehorses from the age of 14 and throughout her teens, showjumping and managing competition yards, but her real interest has always been ‘problem' horses.
Emma had always felt there was something missing from her early training and this was confirmed to her when she moved to Devon in 2005 and met Vanessa Bee who showed her a whole new perspective on handling and training horses, she was hooked from that first meeting and subsequently qualified as a positive horsemanship trainer in 2007.
Since then Emma has travelled all over the world in the pursuit of knowledge, riding and training with some outstanding horsemen & women, including Buck Brannaman, Joe Wolter, classical riding coach Perry Wood, Dr Gerd Heuschmann, Mark Rashid & Lucy Rees to name but a few.
Emma has been most greatly influenced by the work of Buck Brannaman and regularly attends his clinics, whilst also studying the work of other great horsemen such as Richard Caldwell, Ray Hunt & Bill & Tom Dorrance, and not forgetting the greatest teachers of them all - the horses!
Emma specialises in handling the wild or untouched equine, she has spent time abroad and in the UK observing and working with feral horses and believes that studying the behaviour and interactions of horses in their natural environment allows us a much clearer insight into the true nature of the horse and therefore our domestic equines.
Emma re-starts a great amount of 'remedial' horses, many of which come to her as a last chance before being pts. Several of Emma's own horses were gifted to her as unmanageable and now have very happy, successful careers under saddle.
Based in Mid Devon and working across the UK Emma helps a wide variety of horses and their humans, loading problems, ridden and ground handling issues, re-starting and wild horse handling are several of the areas in which she specialises.
She uses a quiet, positive approach, instilling confidence in both the horse and handler, creating a balanced partnership based on understanding and trust.