Nicole and Mojo
“My daughters young horse Mojo was being ridden on the road when a cyclist lost control of his bike. The cyclist fell off and his bike slid across the road towards Mojo which caused her to spook and bolt. After this accident Mojo became almost impossible to ride on the road or in the forest. Every bicycle she saw caused her to react dangerously. She would rear, spin and bolt putting my daughter’s life in danger and also other people in the forest or on the road. Hacking was no longer a pleasure as it had been and I stopped my daughter riding out as I was worried for her safety.
A friend suggested seeking the help of an Equine behavior specialist and recommended Sarah Clark. Sarah came to visit us and immediately reassured us that our problem with Mojo was solvable which made us feel better and very relieved. We were given a tailor made re-training plan especially written for us to follow to help Mojo overcome her fear of bicycles. The time we put in working with Mojo really paid off and over the next couple of months we noticed the dramatic change as Mojo came to accept the bicycles as nothing to be afraid of.
Sarah was always available and on hand whenever we needed her either for reassurance that things were going as they should be or just joining us in a training session whenever we asked her to, to help us with moving on to the next step in the plan.
I am now happy for my daughter to ride out on the road and in the forest and am so grateful to Sarah for supporting us to help Mojo overcome her fear.
I cannot recommend Sarah highly enough, she is professional and knowledgeable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”
Rachel and Morgan
“Wow, where do I start! Sarah or the fairy godmother as I now call her came out at very short notice to help me with my 14yr ISH who after 11 years of regular travelling very suddenly decided that he not want to load.
I tried everything but the more I tried the more stubborn he became. He’s not a naughty horse and wasn’t showing any obvious signs of anxiety or fear. He would travel brilliantly when I did finally manage to get him on board, which made it even harder for me to understand.
Sarah listened very patiently and asked lots of questions. She told me that she would do everything she could to help but that she couldn’t promise a quick result as she takes a holistic approach whereby positive results take time and consistency.
After an hour on the ground with Sarah explaining in a very clear and patient way the reasons for his behaviour we moved to the trailer. He was loaded within minutes. Completely relaxed, calm and happy, I couldn’t believe it !!!
Sarah gave me a follow up plan, which explains all of the very subtle trigger points to look out for and how to re enforce positive behaviour and reward, which has worked a treat.
Since our consultation my horse has loaded first time every time. Today he was even loading himself !! I’m absolutely delighted
I couldn’t recommend Sarah highly enough and would be happy for her to show you the before and after videos of my boy. She really is a miracle worker and I feel very lucky to have met and learnt from her.”
“Sarah Clark, Equine Behaviour Consultant, has been a volunteer at Chigwell Riding Trust for at least 4 years and I’ve known her all her life as I used to teach her mother when Sarah was a baby.
Sarah has been a tremendous help to Chigwell Riding Trust over the years. Not only has she volunteered as a leader/side helper with our riders with disabilities or special needs, Sarah also helps with any Equine behavioural issues that may arise. Her professionalism, calmness and patience around the horses are great to watch.
If ever I have an issue with any of the horses or ponies Sarah would be the first person I would contact for help. I could not recommend her more highly.”
Deborah Hall MBE FRDA
Chigwell Riding Trust
Aline and Craic
“Sarah is very knowledgable, kind and supportive. She takes her time to listen to you and your horse’s back story, get the horse ready, do the training session and you never feel rushed or judged. It is such a nice feeling to be able to talk freely about all the details, worries or desires of where you would like to be with your horse.
Sarah is always there to offer advice via email or on the phone should you have any concerns post meeting. She has a genuine interest in you and your horse’s welfare and I can only recommend Sarah.”
Sue and Danny
“Danny our naughty Shetland is a changed character. A huge thank you Sarah for the techniques which I never realised could have such a powerful influence over our relationship with horses!”
Jane and Goldie
“I simply cannot rate Sarah highly enough. What she has done for me and Goldie is truly amazing. I’ve gone from having a horse who I couldn’t mount even with someone holding her to a horse who just the other day I mounted from a stump on the side of the road. Sarah understands how to achieve the best results possible and what each horse will be the most responsive with. I’m still doing my daily work and when we have hiccups I got back to the beginning steps but only need to do it once before Goldie is reminded of what I’d like from her. I would highly recommend Sarah for any issue! Thank you Sarah!!”
Chelsie and Pasha
“Sarah worked wonders with our little Shetland Pasha. Sarah is very friendly and knowledgable, I have learnt so much and am so grateful.”
Tracey and Harley
“My vet recommended Sarah to me when we couldn’t get to the bottom of his behaviour problems. Sarah was kind and supportive in helping me with my horse I’ve had for over 8 years. Her professional approach and knowledge helped me a lot. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her, thank you again Sarah”