|Is your horse excited, fidgety and pushy to handle and you know you need to spend longer waiting for him to be ready to ride?
We have the time and facilities to wait until he's remembered that he can stand still.
We can give your horse a week or so of consistent routine and work so he's used to being compliant.
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|After eighteen months working with my daughter’s lovable but challenging pony, we had reached an impasse. I wanted him sold-she wanted to keep him forever. We needed advice from someone who could think outside the square, someone who could get inside the pony’s head and tell us where it was all going wrong.
From the day we arrived at Abderry, I realised we were onto something special. Cheski’s horsemanship was matched by her uncanny ability to bond with my daughter. What we achieved in those first few lessons in the covered round pen were a revelation. Cheski explained the science and psychology behind his behaviours, allowed the pony to let off steam before settling him down to hard work. Before long we graduated from the round pen to dressage in the big arenas and then onto jumping lessons.
Suffice to say we still own the pony, still trundle out to Karaka and still enjoy watching Cheski working her magic on my daughter and pony at her stunning Karaka property. For us, Cheski was a game changer.
We first heard about Cheski at Abderry, through a word of mouth referral, for a problem pony we owned, back in 2010. Our daughter started one on one lessons with Cheski at that time and immediately found her totally down to earth, practical, and REALLY funny. (As parents footing the bill it was also very refreshing to finally meet someone in the horse industry who was totally honest).
The pony didn’t really come right, but through no fault of Abderry. However our daughter picked up a lot of new skills in how to handle her pony which have carried on for her through to all walks of her life. She also gained back her self confidence in her ability to ride, through Cheski’s kind coaching.
We moved onto pony number two, 3 years later, and then had a whole lot of new issues to work through. (Arab Palamino mare – need I say more).
All through these many years, we have carried on coming and going from Abderry, either sending and leaving our horses to them for basic ground work training, and/or sending our daughter for coaching. Cheski, and her professional team, have all assisted us in having a totally positive experience with Abderry and we would have no hesitation in recommending this excellent training facility for both horses and humans – thanks so much Cheski for keeping our daughters confidence in herself and also her love of horses and riding intact, through many trying years of fickle ponies!
Rachel, (daughter) Rosie and Keith Lane (Parents)