"Before we can teach a horse,
we must first understand how it learns."

Welcome to Talent Of The Horse

My name is Kay Maclachlan,
and I'm a horse trainer based in Norfolk.

Training horses is a passion I developed after meeting Leigh Jarrett and seeing for the first time a horse and leader working together as one. My aim is to help as many people achieve this goal with their own horse.

I specialize in starting young horses and re-educating horses with behavioural problems:

  • Loading

  • Clipping

  • Catching

  • Kicking

  • Bucking

  • Farrier

  • Rearing

  • Competition Livery

I work through these problems forming a strong leadership using different techniques from around the world including natural horsemanship, conditioned response training, round pen work and various other methods depending on what suits that individual horse.

If your leadership is right your horse will want to be with you and work for you.

I also cover:

  • Clinics

  • Trick Training

  • Round Pen Work

  • Demonstrations

  • De-sensitising

  • Trec

  • Agility

Having been produced myself by 'Lightouch Horsemanship' the ridden side of work not only follows from the groundwork but is taught with and for 'lightness'. I have been taught to incorporate western techniques with classical dressage to achieve lightness and control displaying the softness between the partnership, not with force, but with understanding, a good foundation, a variety of lateral flexions and a 'classical' way of going.

I have recently started competing at affiliated dressage with 2 young horse I have produced, neither of them being your typical 'dressage' horse but both have been reaching 70%, I am looking forward to what next year will bring with these. The flexions and lateral work combined with their basic training/groundwork helped theses horses settle into their work and relax in their work at home but particularly out at shows, horses need socialising and need to know how to behave at events but also its important, particularly in dressage for them to be relaxed, in order to lift their backs and create a swing, they must be relaxed, hence why this cannot be achieved correctly through force.

Upcoming Events

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24th Oct
Training rope & stick technique and skills workshop

Training rope & stick technique and skills workshop

Practising our techniques. Using the training ropes, learning to cast and control the horse confidently. Further your feel, and timing on the rope when training.

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31st Oct
Body Control Clinic

Body Control Clinic

This is a great opportunity to get started with in-hand basics, learning to influence the horse efficiently with pressure. Bitless welcome, we start in the halter. Open to all, no previous understanding needed. I will be on the ground helping and assisting you and your horse.

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4th Nov
What is Natural Horsemanship and how does it work?

What is Natural Horsemanship and how does it work?

Come along and I will be explaining my training philosophy here at Talent of the Horse. On this evening I will be focussing on Natural Horsemanship, what methods and what they stem from. Classroom-based and in the warm, this will be a sociable evening with refreshments and cake.

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7th Nov
Training rope & stick technique and skills workshop

Training rope & stick technique and skills workshop

Practising our techniques. Using the training ropes, learning to cast and control the horse confidently. Further your feel, and timing on the rope when training.

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14th Nov
Groundwork Training Clinic

Groundwork Training Clinic

Our groundwork clinic is suitable for all horses. Bring your own horse and get the foundation started on the basic technique of gaining respect and understanding from your horse.

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16th Nov
Desensitising Clinic

Desensitising Clinic

This clinic is a good start for any horse, not just nervous or reactive horses. Learn and begin the process, helping your horse learn to think before acting. Learn how your horse thinks with regards to fright, flight and fight, then how to 'recondition' his thought patterns so he can understand our society better.

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Experiencing difficulty with your horse? I can help.

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