After seeing Tamzin in action with our ponies over the last few months, we decided she is the perfect person to take charge of our rehabilitation programme, from teaching nervous ponies to be caught or pick their feet up, to backing and breaking.
As with all of us here, Tamzin works completely voluntary, claiming no expenses, so that every penny can be spent directly on the ponies and this is what she had to say ……
I’ve been involved with horses pretty much all my life, and I have a particular interest in training methods and behaviour. I have studied animal behaviour and equine science and I’m currently doing an equine welfare-based PhD at Leahurst (Liverpool University’s faculty of Veterinary Science), and my preference is to use positive reinforcement based training. I arrived at Horse Sense as a livery with my horses Red and Morgan, but I’ve really enjoyed getting involved with training all the horses and I’m excited to be on board formally. I especially enjoy working with the nervous horses and seeing their confidence improve. As well as rehabbing the horses I want to teach the pigs some tricks and create a goat agility team.