The Paddock Club
Horse & Rider
Sourcing, Selection & Training of Off Track and Young Horse
Continued Training for Horses at all Levels
Bringing along young horses with calm, kind, consistent fundamentals
Laurie has over 25 of years experience training horses with a specialization in, and particular love of Thoroughbreds. Whether your horse is off-the-track, or has never seen a race track, Laurie can create a balanced, responsive and willing horse. With extensive experience in training both dressage and jumping, Laurie can hone your horse's skills on the flat and over fences by creating, and building upon, the fundamentals.
Laurie approaches training with a firm, yet always kind hand. Rather than forcing her will upon the horse, Laurie builds a partnership with her mounts. She uses her intuitive sense to listen to what the horse is saying through its movements, attitude and reaction, then communicates only as loudly as necessary to get the desired result. As her clients have noted, horses want to work for Laurie. Additionally, Laurie tailors her training to the horse's needs and personality. If one technique does not have the desired effect, Laurie draws upon her extensive experience to find something that works for that particular horse.
Under Laurie's capable hand horses develop at their own pace, with what is best for the horse always first and foremost on the training agenda.