Shady has a gift...

…he understands the way horses communicate and what they need from a human. He uses this knowledge to train horses and solve problems. The is what he means by ‘natural horsemanship’. Shady’s dream is to help humans have a better understanding of horses. For anyone to have a successful relationship, they need will, faith, knowledge, and also understanding, patience and feeling. Shady believes that if someone has the first two qualities (will and faith) he can teach them the others.


Over the years, Shady has gained experience with many different horses, and most had some sort of problem that needed fixing. Shady learned that most horses become problem horses because of problem people. Humans don’t always understand how their actions, body language, and behaviour impacts the horse and its reactions. For this reason Shady works with both the horse and the human: it is only by working in cooperation with each other that the problem can be solved.

Shady can help you with:

• Leading • Rearing • Spooking •  Napping
• Bucking • No ‘slow’ • No ‘go’ • Bolting
•  Loading • Vet • Farrier • Tacking up
•  Clipping • Mounting • Headshaking
…and more

Shady can improve your:

• Dressage • Jumping • Hacking
…and more


Shady has learned to take all the positive things that he has seen in every branch of horsemanship, from every person, whether professional or amateur, and from every discipline. He has used what he’s learned to build methods that are fair to the horse. When Shady teaches a person his horsemanship methods, he wants the person to learn enough so that they can resolve issues with their own horses, and identify and recognise small problems before they turn into big problems. Shady is passionate about his methods and he believes any problem, no matter how big or small, can be resolved by using them. Shady dreams of teaching everyone to use his methods so the relationship between horse and human is one of mutual respect and trust.