Horse Behavior Consulting
"It is the difficult horses that have the most to give to you." - Lendon Gray
My Mission as a Horse Behaviorist
I help horses with behavioral issues due to mental and physical pain heal!
What does an Animal Behavior Consultant do?
An animal behaviorist studies how an animal behaves and works to figure out why a certain behavior is occurring. This involves studying the animal either in person or looking at videos to see the unwanted behavior. Once enough information is gathered a plan is formed to ease or stop the behavior.
Is a trainer the same as an Equine Behaviorist?
No. A trainer will likely teach the horse and rider a certain discipline like jumping or dressage. Some trainers do focus on behavioral issues but not all! Also some do not understand all of the low-stress methods that can be used to help with behavioral issues. Many push to the side the idea that there could be physical pain/body limitations that could be causing blocks to a horse exceling.
How does it work?
Depending on the issue I offer 3 to 6 months of support to make sure you and your horse get all the help you need and the issue is addressed effectively! Once you contact me, you will receive an email to book a free 30 minute call where we will discuss your horse and decide if we would work well together! After the call, I will send some forms to fill out and a drop box to put videos and pictures of you horse's behavior which I will look over before our next call.
If you are in Southern New England, USA and want to do in-person, I will meet you and your horse at your barn, talk to you, ask questions, and watch the behavioral issue there.
If you and your horse need more support than 6 months, we can absolutely discuss that!
Why an hour and a half for an initial assessment after the 30 minute call?
I want you to tell me about your horse! Literally spill everything! All the history, medical issues, and stories! I have tons of questions I will ask too! I want to use this long session to dive deeper into understanding you and your horse than those 30 minutes ever could! I want to understand you and your horse completely!
What if the issue is fixed before our time is done?
That is awesome! And you get some extra time with me to work on either smaller behavioral issues, horseback riding, or natural horsemanship! I do not just disappear myself as soon as you say everything is fixed! I will support you and your horse until the time is complete!
Still unsure if you need an Equine Behaviorist?
Well my goal is to help you and your horse as much as I can with whatever issues are present. I am a strong advocate for collaboration and absolutely love working with the horse, its owner, its trainer/instructor, its vet, and anyone else who is a part of its life! The best results can be achieved when everyone is on the same page and working together!
Reach out if you want to talk more about this and set up your free 30 minute consultation!
Ashley has an incredible knowledge of horse behavior and health! Having her on my ranch was a huge blessing as she immediately was able to help with my horses.
Her knowledge is excellent and she became my go to person to help in that area. Her horsemanship knowledge and calm behavior shined when she was with my horses!