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Backing and starting
A selection of client comments from owners of horses we have backed
Backing young horses
Jo brought 2 horses to us after much deliberation and prevarification. It's a big decision to entrust your horse to someone else especially when you are used to doing it yourself.
"Delighted with both boys, Stephen. Have achieved more in five days with you "taking the reins" than five months with me dithering! Looking forward to taking them both to the Gerd Heuschmann Clinic this weekend where, I am sure, their training, to date, will be vindicated. ",Jo Firoozieh, Letton
5 year old thoroughbred for starting
"Sending a horse away from home to be started is probably one of the most difficult decisions I have made and one I knew I couldn't afford to get wrong. I visited several people and yards before deciding to send Bob to Stephen, I knew he needed the right person and, to be honest, I just knew that in the wrong hands he could be ruined! Within minutes of meeting Stephen I knew I'd found who I was looking for.
4 year-old Andalusian mare
Graham & Heidi Coleshill's 4 year-old Andalusian mare had rarely been away from its mother and place of birth so she presented an interesting challenge. After 4 weeks with us she is now being ridden and has done basic driviing training a big step forward for her:
“Stephen has done a great job with Bella, our 4 year old andalusian mare. It was her first time away from home. Not only did Stephen train and develop Bella effectively and quickly, but he also took care to ensure her development was at the right pace for her, making her experience both positive and as stress-free as possible. That was very important to us.” Heidi & Graham Coleshill, Wye Valley Andalusians