Amanda Barton

Working successfully with horses is like a 3D puzzle where many types of information and a wide range of skills need to be drawn together, its Amanda’s goal to help you with these skills.  Most people want a horse to work with them willingly and for mutual trust to exist in the partnership.  In order to achieve these results riders need to start by working on themselves. This means improving riding skills and coordination, understanding how horses learn and behave and learning how to control your own negative emotions, such as fear and anxiety. 

Amanda’s facility in the New Forest (UK), Tilefield Equestrian, offers groundwork and ridden clinics as well as dismounted education covering subjects such as bodywork, rehabilitation, biomechanics, saddle fit and nutrition, all aimed to promote the welfare of the horse. The ultimate goal of Amanda’s teaching is to bring this knowledge together to help riders establish a deep, calm connection with their horses and to learn to communicate effectively with them.

Amanda has diverse experience as a qualified British Horse Society Coach, Endurance GB and Pony Club Coach.  Both her coaching and her facility have been recognised with awards.  She has experience with most equine competitive disciplines as well as western riding, gaited horses and natural horsemanship. She has been an instructor recommended by Mark Rashid for the last 14 years and is his only recommended instructor in Europe. She has a PhD and Postgraduate qualification in Animal Behaviour.  She is a qualified human coach (NLP master practitioner) and qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist.

Amanda Barton

Amanda’s 2021 Presentations

A Breath of Fresh Air! - Day 1

90% of people do not breathe very well and that’s just the same when they are riding their horses.  This video will demonstrate practical examples showing you how to improve your breathing while you are riding and give you some good reasons why this is one of the single most important things you can do to improve your riding, your safety and relationship with your horse.

Rehabilitation – A Holistic View - Day 2

This video presents my case notes from a really tricky rehabilitation project and also  looks at how important it is to take a holistic view when you are solving any problem with a horse.  I incorporate interviews from a number of leading equine specialists, including Jec Aristotle Ballou, Dr Renee Tucker and Tom Beech, to provide you with lots of things to think about when it comes to the horse’s environment, bodywork and corrective exercises.