Hey there, my name is Sarah
I founded In Touch With Your Horse several years ago and I am based in Sheffield , covering a wide geographical area including Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
I learnt to ride at my local riding school when I was 15 years old. When I left School I did a youth training scheme where I gained BHS qualifications. I was keen to learn and gain more qualifications but I always thought that there was something missing. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to run and manage my own livery yard. It was around this time that I was given Timmy to bring on and sell. This is where my learning truly began. Timmy was a confirmed ‘bucker’ who gradually made me doubt my ability as a trainer and ate away at my confidence. Eventually as a last resort I took Timmy to a demonstration held by Kelly Marks in York.
This opened the door for me to a new way of training through communication with the horse. I made the decision to send Timmy to Ian Vandenberghe in Whitney for further training.
After his time at Ian Vandenberghes’ it was too late, I had already fallen in love with Timmy and decided to keep him.
I was eager to learn more about this method of training as I couldn’t believe the transformation in my horse.
I enrolled on a weekend clinic with Sarah Shearman at Learning to Listen, which then led to the Monty Roberts Introductory Course In Horsemanship
This led me to create In Touch With Your Horse, combining traditional and natural horsemanship methods to create a better connection between horse and rider.
• BHS AI IntSM
• Monty Roberts Introductory Course in Horsemanship
• ILM level 5 development coach
• Certified Equine Facilitated coach
• Qualified Instructor of Learning to Listen
• Reiki level 2
My methods of training have been influenced through working & studying some of the world’s great trainers including Monty Roberts, Buck Brannaman, Mark Rashid, Carolyn Resnick.
As my techniques are constantly evolving, I seek to improve and refine them. I don’t restrict myself to one method I believe all training methods have value & I’m happy to accommodate any special requests.
I work with both adults and children and offer services that are unique and affordable. I use my understanding of horses to help them communicate with you to create a better connection.