Kelly’s Blog

December 3, 2018 - The Bullying Culture that exists in some Stable Yards

Extract from Horse and Hound “It is not OK” by Eleanor Jones – 15th November 2018 Comments by Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Trainer Dr Rosie Jones-McVey   Rosie Jones McVey, who has just completed a PhD in social anthropology, has been studying the ethics of British horse people. She feels some of the positive attributes of ... read more.

November 9, 2018 - Why Good is the Enemy of Great

This isn’t an original title. It’s a phrase I heard in the Jim Collins book ‘Good to Great’ and it’s funny how these things get filed in your subconscious, then all of a sudden one day it hits you ‘this is really SO important!’ If you have no desire to be excellent at anything (I ... read more.

October 28, 2018 - October 25th 2018 My Letter published in Horse and Hound

#Blow For Bradley Following the death of 14 year old Bradley John who had been bullied at school, I’d urge anyone witnessing bullying behaviour to not simply stand by but report it to the appropriate authority as well as giving support to the ‘target’.  Anxiety is a huge problem nowadays and let’s work together to protect ... read more.

September 6, 2017 - Getting Your Horse To Stand Still To Mount

After you have read this and acted intelligently upon the information you will have NO excuse for having a horse that’s delightfully safe and easy to get on.  However, LISTEN TO MY WORDS … it’s not what you know that’s going to make the difference – it’s what you DO with the information.  If you ... read more.

June 14, 2016 - 7 Tips on Loading a ‘Problem Horse’ You May Not Have Heard Before

My pony is not frightened of the trailer he’s just stubborn! My horse refuses to go in the horsebox to wind me up! I’ve heard every reason possible for a horse not loading!  But just possibly there are some extra factors you haven’t even thought about! First of all ‘Know Thyself’.  Are you able to ... read more.