Lyla Cansfield

Hi, I am Lyla and I believe that success with horses comes from understanding and connection.

I specialise in providing a unique blend of natural horsemanship principles alongside sensitively applied traditional ground & ridden techniques for riders of any discipline to achieve transformational results with their horses.

Horses are happier and will respond better to training (in any sphere) when they understand your expectations and you understand theirs.

I came from a traditional horsey background. Early on I developed a love of Dressage, schooling and understanding how to train horses. This led me to study Natural Horsemanship, Horse and Rider Behaviour for 3 years at home in the UK and 2 years in the US. I have been teaching for over 15 years

My teaching brings together everything I have learnt from Natural Horsemanship, Dressage and a lifetime spent with horses.

  • Instructor for over 15 years
  • Creator of the Spooky Horses Online Course and the Healthy Movement & Self Carriage Study Series
  • Given demonstrations at national UK & US venues including Aintree, Hartpury, various shows at the NEC including Horse of the Year Show, HOYS
  • Worked intensively with Spanish Dressage Team trainer Luis Lucio getting FEI level horses ready for the competition environment

Lyla Cansfield

Lyla's 2021 Presentations

Why Horses Spook and the Lies we Get Told about Spooky Horses - Day 1

In this video I will describe to you the 4 main reasons that horses spook and the lies we get told  when we start riding that keep us stuck with a Spooky Tense horse.

Exercises to Transform Spooky Horses to Calm & Connected - Daay 2

In this video I will show you 3 very simple exercises you can do anywhere to get your horse calm and connected in minutes!