International Partners

Below are our WBA Trainers.

Endorsed trainers have academic qualifications in behavioural science, a proven track record in training of horses and a fully functioning training platform which may also have distance learning facilities. Endorsed trainers are likely to have published articles in academic journals or the popular horse riding magazines. Endorsed trainers will be using reward-based training (positive reinforcement and shaping) for much of their work with horses while adhering to the principles of LIMA (least invasive minimally aversive methods of training and tack used). They will also have a sound knowledge of equine behaviour based on the equine ethogram. They are likely to hold a degree–level qualification in animal behaviour.

Associate trainers have a proven track record in horse training and will be developing their training methods to ensure the minimal use of aversive stimuli. Associate trainers are encouraged to develop their training to adhere to the guiding principles of LIMA. Associate trainers will already have a reasonable working knowledge of learning theory principles, the equine ethogram and equine behaviour. They may be studying for academic behaviour qualifications in animal behaviour. Associate trainers must demonstrate high standards of delivery to a variety of clients and levels of horses. Associate trainers will already be adhering to a higher standard of husbandry and management of the horses in their care than is usually found within equestrianism. Associate trainers will have a broad understanding of how different types of tack function and their effects when used on horses in terms of how aversive they might be, so as to avoid pain and the threat of pressure or pain at all times. Associate trainers should have a website which describes their training programmes and methods in some detail; they will be working as a professional in their home country and may be offering internet-based training platforms for distance learning

 

Our WBA Trainers

Our Endorsed Trainers

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Antonello Radicchi is one of Italy’s foremost horse-trainers, specialising in dressage and has been the director of the Reschio Stables and Stud since 2003.  He…

 Endorsed Trainer /  Italy / 15 views

Dorothy Heffernan is the author of a series of blogs about equine behaviour, ethology and psychology written to help horse owners and trainers gain a…

 Endorsed Trainer /  United Kingdom / 134 views

Larri has spent over 30 years of her life working professionally and semi professionally with horses – always with their welfare and wellbeing at heart….

 Endorsed Trainer /  United Kingdom / 98 views

Melanie has been training horses professionally since 1985 at her yard in East Yorkshire and is the only “Force Free” Positive reinforcement horse training centre…

 Endorsed Trainer /  United Kingdom / 103 views

My passion is educating equestrians how equines learn, how to train ethically to promote equine welfare, and rider/handler safely. Positive reinforcement through clicker training and/or…

 Endorsed Trainer /  Canada / 112 views

Our Associate Trainers

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The Willing Equine is dedicated to improving equine welfare world wide by promoting a humane hierarchy approach to horse training and care standards. As head…

 Associate Trainer /  United States / 103 views

Natural horsemanship aims for a natural leadership and a strong mutual bond between you and your horse. In a fair and respectful way you will…

 Associate Trainer /  Belgium / 68 views

Riding from the age of 5 from a non horsey, city based background, a degree in Psychology and Zoology from Aberdeen University, extensive training and…

 Associate Trainer /  United Kingdom / 118 views

Kerry established On The Vertical Training in 2014 after finally having had enough of the over bent, hollow, incorrect riding that is happening in the…

 Associate Trainer /  United States / 98 views

With over 40 years experience, Kimberlee Strauss considers herself a lifetime student of the horse and encourages her students to be horse listeners themselves. For…

 Associate Trainer /  United States / 143 views

Megan McIntyre is a trainer and instructor from regional South Australia who runs the only completely bitless facility in her state. Rusty’s Riding Retreat opened…

 Associate Trainer /  Australia / 125 views

I’m Sadie, and I’m based in Northamptonshire, UK, and I run Sparkle pony – the place for clickers, kindness, and fun! I specialise in clicker…

 Associate Trainer /  United Kingdom / 102 views

Australia

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Cynthia Cooper runs Natural Horse World is Australia.

 International Representative /  Australia / 48 views

Megan McIntyre is a trainer and instructor from regional South Australia who runs the only completely bitless facility in her state. Rusty’s Riding Retreat opened…

 Associate Trainer /  Australia / 125 views

 

Belgium

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Natural horsemanship aims for a natural leadership and a strong mutual bond between you and your horse. In a fair and respectful way you will…

 Associate Trainer /  Belgium / 68 views

Canada

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My passion is educating equestrians how equines learn, how to train ethically to promote equine welfare, and rider/handler safely. Positive reinforcement through clicker training and/or…

 Endorsed Trainer /  Canada / 112 views

UK

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Dorothy Heffernan is the author of a series of blogs about equine behaviour, ethology and psychology written to help horse owners and trainers gain a…

 Endorsed Trainer /  United Kingdom / 134 views

Riding from the age of 5 from a non horsey, city based background, a degree in Psychology and Zoology from Aberdeen University, extensive training and…

 Associate Trainer /  United Kingdom / 118 views

Larri has spent over 30 years of her life working professionally and semi professionally with horses – always with their welfare and wellbeing at heart….

 Endorsed Trainer /  United Kingdom / 98 views

Melanie has been training horses professionally since 1985 at her yard in East Yorkshire and is the only “Force Free” Positive reinforcement horse training centre…

 Endorsed Trainer /  United Kingdom / 103 views

I’m Sadie, and I’m based in Northamptonshire, UK, and I run Sparkle pony – the place for clickers, kindness, and fun! I specialise in clicker…

 Associate Trainer /  United Kingdom / 102 views

USA

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The Willing Equine is dedicated to improving equine welfare world wide by promoting a humane hierarchy approach to horse training and care standards. As head…

 Associate Trainer /  United States / 103 views

Kerry established On The Vertical Training in 2014 after finally having had enough of the over bent, hollow, incorrect riding that is happening in the…

 Associate Trainer /  United States / 98 views

With over 40 years experience, Kimberlee Strauss considers herself a lifetime student of the horse and encourages her students to be horse listeners themselves. For…

 Associate Trainer /  United States / 143 views

Our International Representatives

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Claire runs Cortijo de Segura in Spain.

 International Representative /  Spain / 2 views

Cynthia Cooper runs Natural Horse World is Australia.

 International Representative /  Australia / 48 views

Mikiko Ishii runs Japan Bitless Bridle.

 International Representative /  Japan / 44 views

Petra runs Bitloos Paardrijden in the Netherlands.

 International Representative /  Netherlands / 46 views