Training Horses


This page is entitled Training Horses for general clarity but i do love the Buch Brannaman idea of

“ I don’t want the horse to get trained, because training the horse is absolutely finite. But if you get the horse to where he operates as if to be your legs, an extension of you, you’ve far exceeded the whole training notion .”

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Here at La Luz we take horses in for training and starting when we have stabling available. Susan has many years’ experience working with horses with all different kinds of needs. She has been involved in training horses since childhood and more recently her classical training came from the years spent at Artequus with Miguel Barrionuevo ( Pura Passion ) where she rode at least 8 horses every day and started countless youngsters. She has since added to that knowledge through continually working with all breeds and temperaments of horses with awareness to the unique learning opportunity provided by each individual.


To receive full benefit and enjoyment from the horses training it is necessary for the rider to join in the process and learn alongside the horse. We have accommodation if you like to stay full time but where that is not possible we like the rider to participate in at least 1 session per week and preferably also for a full week before taking the horse home.

Also keep in mind that by developing yourself as a rider/trainer you can help your horse. We have a range of horses who each teach you something different which will help you overcome difficulties at home with your own horse. Susan is happy to discuss any issues you are having and adapt your lessons so you take home new tools to help you fully enjoy your own horse. In cases where this is not enough then you can bring the horse here.

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Our motto of “Redefine your Potential “ is especially relevant here as it has been commented in enquiries on many occasions “ oh I don’t think I can improve any more, it is just the horse who needs training “. We owe it to our horses to keep improving ourselves and we CAN always learn more – which is partly what is so fascinating about horsemanship.

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Prices for training vary according to how much the horse needs, length of stay and whether full livery is required in addition to training. Please contact us if you have any queries.