Hi, Trisha - here is a testimonial for the wonderful job you did!!
"I have just recently bought a 14.2 chestnut gelding, he is rising 6 and very green. He had appalling ground manners - would barge through gates and then take off, tried to kick me while he was being fed, nip me, was very desensitized and had no respect for personal space. When ridden he would regularly pull the reins out of my hands, was very hesitant moving forward, I could not get him into a trot and was very one-sided and stiff.
I was at my wits end and almost ready to sell him on. I have worked with Trisha before and enlisted her help to assess him and get her to see if he is the right pony for me. Trisha worked with him for 6 days of every week for 3 weeks. I was able to come and watch her work with him and as a result learnt a huge amount. Trisha also helped me transfer the skills she taught him to me and transition the training so it would work at the home paddock.
Even within a few days I was amazed at the change in him and by the end of the 3 weeks he was like a new horse. He no longer had the issues he had come to me with. Trisha set him clear boundaries and taught him in a clear empathetic manner, correcting him where he went wrong and rewarding him with lots of praise when he tried and when he got things right. The connected groundwork helped him to use his body better, relax his muscles and become more balanced. It has also given me the confidence I needed to be able to handle him on the ground and more confidence when I am riding him, no matter what he throws at me. Trisha has helped he and I to be able to work together, become a better team and give us some success.
He has now been home for 2months and I have been able to continue his progress. He has not slipped into any of his bad habits and I am very happy with his progress."