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Think Like a Pony training sessions now available in Mid Wales

Sophie with young rider

An experienced instructor with Think Like a Pony, a leading organisation in the fields of equine therapy, pony training and natural horsemanship, is now offering her expert services in Mid Wales.

Sophie Hildreth has linked up for the autumn and winter with Brandy House Farm at Felindre, near Knighton, a tourism business that specialises in riding holidays for people and their horses, to offer training sessions for both children and adults.

Sophie spent 15 years in Leeds learning from Lynn Henry, founder of Think Like a Pony, an holistic approach to horse training that bridges the divide between traditional and natural horsemanship.

“This is an exciting opportunity for equestrians in Wales and the borders to discover and explore the Think Like a Pony approach with Sophie here at Brandy House Farm,” said Medina Brock.

With her husband, Richard, Medina runs the business, which has two self-catering cottages, camping pods, a vintage caravan and two wild camping pitches. In addition, they offer a range of riding holidays for guests bringing their own horses or ponies, with on-site livery, nine stables and individual turnout paddocks.

“It’s the perfect place for both human and equine guests,” added Medina. “Whether guests are interested in long-distance trail riding, TREC, endurance or simply exploring the beautiful countryside with their own horse, Brandy House can accommodate them.”

Sophie says her extensive professional training and journey within Think Like a Pony have been life changing. She helped to set up a centre that works with 160 children each week and an international online horsemanship programme.

Now based on the Welsh border, Sophie travels across the country delivering Think Like a Pony sessions which build a better connection and relationship between riders of any age with their pony or horse.

“I am experienced in working with a wide variety of individuals and horses to excel horsemanship on the ground and balanced riding,” she said. “Following the Think Like a Pony programme is a fantastic way to do this because of its simple, step-by-step format that empowers riders of any age to enrich their relationship with their horse.

“It can be particularly impactful if riders are encountering issues such as napping, unwillingness to go forward, rearing, bucking, trailer loading difficulties and spooking or any other leading or ridden issues.”

To book a training session with Sophie contact Brandy House Farm at: email: [email protected] call Tel: 01547 510282 or email: [email protected]