Are you wanting to send your horse away for training? Do you need your young horse started under saddle? Perhaps you need a horse re-trained or have a horse that needs a bit of professional help? Hayley Chambers-Holt in the Lockyer Valley is available to take on your horse for training!
HAYLEY IS NOW BOOKED OUT UNTIL MID-2019 FOR HORSES FOR TRAINING DUE TO HIGH DEMAND HAYLEY IS CURRENTLY NOT TAKING ANY OTHER BOOKINGS UNTIL THEN
What do you get? Hayley values her professionalism in the horse industry and as such has a unique way when taking horses for training. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions on horses taken for training......
I'd like to be involved in the training process and observe some training sessions - is this allowed? YES! Hayley encourages clients to come along to training sessions and in fact, it's a pre-requisite for all horses prior to going home to their families that the client/s come along and observe regular training sessions and be a part of the process.
I cannot attend every week to see my horse but I'd still like to know how he's going That's ok too! Hayley takes regular photos/video footage to send to you at most of the horse's training sessions so you can see how your horse is progressing!
How do I know my horse will be well looked after? Hayley is a true professional in horse care & training and has been in the industry for over 15 years. Hayley only takes on only up to THREE client's horses at a time to ensure YOUR horse's training is prioritised each day. Hayley also sends regular photos and video footage to you via email or social media so that you are kept up to date with your horse's condition, health and training progress. All horses are kept in individual paddocks with strong sight wire and electric fencing, plus a stable/shelter and yard attached. Alternatively we can house young horses with a lead mare or gelding for safe company.
I'd like to send my horse to Hayley - where do I start? How do I make it happen??!! Because of the way Hayley operates with only three client's horses taken at any one time, availability is by bookings well in advance. One week's non-refundable deposit is required upon booking to secure your horse's placement and upon arriving at Outback Equines, all clients are required to sign training contracts, insurance waivers, horse health declarations and DPI movement records. This ensures both you and your horse are covered by all bases! Hayley is already booked out until early November 2017 so if you're interested in sending your horse to her you'll need to book in ASAP!
How long does it take to start a young horse under saddle? Well this varies a lot between each individual horse, but as a general rule most young horses are ready to go home anywhere between 4-8 weeks. If you horse has already attended a number of clinics and lessons in the past or you have given the horse a good start on their ground work, the time taken with Hayley will be less. However some horses if they are lacking experience or confidence can take up to 6-8 weeks. It also depends on how finished you would like the horse. Some clients require extra work on other areas in the horse's life such as wanting their horse to self-load onto the float, do some liberty training, or perhaps some more trail riding. This will also guage how long your horse needs to hang around with us. Please email to discuss your requirements and we'll work out a plan to suit you and your horse. You can also come along for a private lesson prior to booking so Hayley can give you an idea of where the horse is at.
What kinds of exercises do you cover when you start my horse under saddle? Hayley is super thorough with young horses and her aim is to send your young horse home being safely ridden at walk, trot and canter, and confident with a variety of obstacles and challenges. Hayley will generally establish with your horse the following work at your request.....
Foundation horsemanship work - yielding of the hindquarters and forequarters, circle work, backing up, face up, hooking on, leading, grooming, picking up hooves, tying up, catching
Off lead/liberty work in the round yard - moving at walk/trot/canter, stop and face up, hook on.
Lunging at walk/trot/canter from the bridle (bitted or bitless)
Desensitization, bagging down and building confidence with tarps, ropes, whips, flags, fly sprays, water/hoses, obstacles etc.
Long Reining - bitted or bitless
Saddling/Girthing - english saddle and stock saddle (western saddle if required)
Creating bend and softness on the ground prior to establishing under saddle
Backing slowly bareback and saddled
Ponying off another lead horse where required
Riding at walk/trot/canter in the round yard, arena and out on trails as necessary
Riding alone and in company
Washing horse down
Horse becoming accustomed to the mower/farm buggy/dogs/pigs/wallabies/screaming children!
What methods does Hayley use? Hayley uses a combination of evidence based training in the form of Combined Reinforcement. For more information on her training policies and philosophy click here - Train SMARTER Not Harder! All horses are trained with safety and good manners in the highest regard and horses trained with clicker/treat training are very solid in understanding that they must be gentle and polite when taking treats and must not 'mug' their owner. Hayley values strong boundaries with positive reinforcement training and has a solid knowledge in the techniques so you can be sure you come away with a respectful, safe and confident young horse. Hayley insists on using the most ethical and evidence based humane approach possible when training horses and uses the #Train Smarter Not Harder method. See our testimonials page to hear what Hayley's clients have to say about her training methods.