​Hi, I'm Louise and I'm an Equine Training Instructor.

I have over 25 years experience with horses, supported by a strong theoretical foundation.

A professional you can trust.

As someone who strives to remain at the forefront of the training industry, I complete extensive CPD each year to further my knowledge and craft my skill set, going way above and beyond the requirements.


As a UKCC Qualified Equestrian Coach, I create well-structured sessions which promote progression and create confidence


I'm an Equine Training Instructor registered with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC-ATI). I'm also a Fear Free Certified Professional.


I value my clients safety and wellbeing and so I have comprehensive insurance cover in place.

Modern, ethical techniques

I use modern training techniques, with coaching practices that are based on current evidence regarding horse behaviour and learning. Adopting the 'Equitation Science Training Principles' which promotes optimal welfare of horses in training, I focus on applying equine behaviour science in everyday horse training and management.

As a pro-positive coach and trainer, I predominantly use positive reinforcement (reward-based) training and I'm committed to the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach. Whilst I actively promote the use of reward-based training, I also work with clients who use pressure and release (negative reinforcement) and those crossing-over into reward-based training.

Client-centred, horse-focused

I work in a client-centred, horse-focused manner which places the horse-human relationship at the heart of training. By safeguarding the relationship and using modern training techniques, we can enhance that partnership and strengthen the bond between you and your horse.

I have worked in the equine industry, in the UK and in France. As an equine scientist, I continually seek opportunities to improve my abilities as both a scientist and an equestrian. Currently working part-time in science education, I run the laboratories at a Land-based Specialist College.

Aside from coaching and consulting, I am also a Brand Ambassador for
EquiScholars. EquiScholars is a fantastic curriculum-based activity programme for children and young people which centres around teaching youngsters about horse behaviour and welfare in a fun, dynamic way.

I have contributed to various equestrian magazines, communicating current research on behaviour and welfare. My articles have featured in Everything Horse, Equestrian Life and HorseMart.

I am a keen supporter of TREC and Endurance. I initially developed a passion for TREC whilst working in France, having had the opportunity to compete across the beautiful Rhône-Alpes region. As a TREC Judge, I have judged at National and International Level, both in the UK and abroad. I have developed a well-rounded experience in TREC, having also organised Winter Series Indoor TREC competitions. As an Endurance supporter, I have volunteered and crewed at various levels, including FEI. In 2014, I gained the UKCC Level 2 Coaching qualification with a specialism in Endurance.

A former volunteer for the British Horse Society, I served 5 years as County Communications Officer for BHS Nottinghamshire, before moving south. I have also volunteered for Riding for the Disabled. Now settled in Berkshire, I support local animal charities in a variety of ways.

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • MSc Equine Health & Welfare

  • BSc Equine Studies

  • UKCC Level 2 in Equestrian Coaching with a specialism in Endurance

  • Diploma in Equine Training and Coaching

  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training

  • Member of Royal Society of Biology

  • ABTC Registered Animal Training Instructor

  • Fear Free Certified Professional

  • Member of International Equine Professionals

  • Academic Member of International Society for Equitation Science

  • Associate Member of Association of British Science Writers

What do clients say?

Amy D

We had an intro session on clicker training with Louise, it was fabulous, very informative. After reading up about clicker training and getting a bit confused with all the different approaches, Louise made it very clear and explained it all thoroughly.

Eiddwen S

I contacted Why Do Horses for help with issues I was having travelling my horse. During our sessions I found myself wanting to learn more about equine behaviour and body language and I have realised I was missing a lot of knowledge. Why Do Horses have changed my entire outlook on horse training and behaviour, this is something for which I will be forever grateful!


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