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Events 2019

Hart’s Horsemanship events dairy 2019.

Spectator places - I don't offer spectator spaces on courses. All events are fully participatory,  I want all participants to be involved as much as they want and to ask questions and learn in a way that suits them. I don't charge extra for equine places as these are our teachers and we have a great fortune to learn from them. Equine places are limited to ensure there is time to give the animals the time they need to settle into the environment before we attempt any training. Participants places are limited to suit course content and ensure everyone gives the time they need to learn. 

16th March - 6 steps understanding equine behaviour problem-solving day 1 Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard 

Working with equine behaviour - Six keys to successful equine training clinic day 1– When it comes to communicating with our equines and helping them to reach their potential there’s so much to learn but where do you start. After 20 years of working with equine and human behaviour Ben wants to share the 6 key steps that once mastered will transform your equine relationships forever.

If you can master these 6 steps to understanding and working with equine behaviour then everything gets easier. We will explore these steps in detail and how they apply to all methods, every type of training and every type of problem.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3DH

Learn more about how this course can help you by clicking here or go straight to reserve tickets click here scroll down to pay Ben and enter your details.

6th April - 6 steps understanding equine behaviour problem-solving day 2 Ferne Animal Sanctuary, 

This day's contents are based on twenty years of working with the science of equine behaviour and horses, donkeys and mules around the world and observing that 80% of behaviour problems can be improved with 6 simple steps. If we can simplify the process of problem-solving then we can focus and gain clarity and insight into our equine problems.

learn more here

11th May   New Forest Total Confidence Day details to follow

8th June  - Equine specific Clicker training  Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard details to follow

6th July North of England details to follow

3rd August   How to find and follow you path to horsemanship - Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard details to follow

7th September  Wales donkeys?

5th October Brand new  Course Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard details to follow

16th November NI Donkey Day

30th November




Inside Your Horse’s Mind!


Solve problems safely and transform your relationship with your horse by learning how they really think.


Why do they do that? How can I get them to understand?  Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what’s going on inside your horse’s head. During this day you will learn how your horse perceives their world, allowing you to understand their motivation for doing what they do.

By understanding how equine learning really works and how to apply this to your equines, you can stay safe, solve behaviour issues you encounter and have a happier horse. A greater understanding of behaviour leads participants to feel more confident, safer and to develop their own equine skills. 

By understanding the horse’s true abilities and limitations you will confidently choose the best training approach to suit you and your horse. Combining the art and science of behaviour to provide a true understanding of equine behaviour and learning. You will learn how to better understand your animal’s behaviour and enjoy a more fulfilling relationship with your equine, solve problems and enhance their current training methods.

Some of the day’s learning will include:


How equine learning and memory effects the way we train

Thinking with the equine mind to unlock your horse’s potential

What is the best thing to do when my horse….?

Using the true nature of equines to solve behaviour issues

Understanding the horses’ senses to change the way we deal with problems

Is your horse really just taking the mickey? Or just telling you something

How to work so that you stay safe, and create confidence always

Confidently decide what’s right for you and your horse

Have the right answers to statements like “ he’s just trying to be dominant”




Online courses learning opportunites in your own home whenever you want 




If you can find what you are looking for in your area, email and ask for details on organising your own event

Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3DH

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