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My name is Susanna and I call my work “Equine Endeavours” because we all endeavour to do our best for our horses, despite the roller coaster ride horse ownership can sometimes be.

My main aim through Equine Endeavours is to help owners discover a deeper level of understanding of their equine partner, which in turn allows for a happier, healthier relationship between horse and owner.

Owners will be able to see their horses in a way they may never have considered before. Coupled with highly effective, non violent, sympathetic techniques and methods to aid communication between horse and human, the result can be life changing for many.

It’s meant to be fun!

Horse ownership is meant to be fun. Training doesn’t have to be difficult, or turn into a fight or a battle of wills. I am as passionate about groundwork as I am about riding. I get the same thrill from helping a horse overcome their fears, or teaching a horse to long line, as I would jumping a clear round in a competition.

I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm through my teaching, watching owners experience the same sense of achievement and excitement as they and their horses learn new things.

My horsey history

Born into a non-horsey, farming family, my passion for horses was obvious from a very early age. I started riding my cousins’ ponies at the age of 5 and by the time I was 11, my parents had bought me my very own pony (I remember my father said to me at the time that he wouldn’t be buying me any more, and if I wanted another one I would have to wait until I could pay for it myself!)

I spent my later teenage years riding as many different horses and ponies as I could. I would help anyone who would have me, and luckily for me I was able to gain valuable experience with hunters, point to pointers and Suffolk Punches.

I graduated from Writtle Agricultural College in 2002 with a BSc Equine Studies. During a summer break from college I travelled to the U.S.A. and worked as a wrangler giving trail rides around the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Following on from college, I did a stint as a stable lass in a flat racing yard in Newmarket.

My employment eventually led to farming, but training horses was always my main passion outside of work. I always challenged myself with horses over the years, either by starting youngsters, retraining an ex pointer or breeding foals. I spent many years studying ‘natural’ horsemanship, searching for ‘a better way’, constantly trying to improve my understanding of horses. I attended horsemanship courses and researched as much as I could about the different styles of horsemanship available. I would help anyone I could with their horse ‘behaviour’ problems, free of charge, as this was the only way to gain valuable hands on experience and practice what I had learnt.

Now, post having a family, I am very fortunate to be able to offer my services as a professional horsemanship trainer.