Hayley Howells About Connected Riding
I have worked with horses for 35 years teaching and training. I have my own riding school and over the years I found myself falling out of love with the horse industry. Becoming very disillusioned with the horse world and the methods the majority of the people and governing bodies were advocating. I found myself searching and looking for something that was different.
Through a friend, I came across TTouch and was blown away. It was just what I was looking for. Very shortly afterwards, through TTouch, I came across Connected Riding.
Due to radiotherapy riding was a very painful experience which was slowly beating me down to the point of giving up when I went to my first 3 day clinic. I rode every day, pain free for the first time in 10 years and I never looked back! I came home and told all of my clients to forget everything I had ever taught them, that Connected Riding is what we were going to do now. And, luckily enough, they all came with me and joined my journey.
I have also found that this method of learning not only helps on a physical level, but a lot of my clients have found themselves on an emotional journey as well. The results of Connected Riding never cease to amaze me, using easy to learn techniques that will allow both horse and rider to achieve freedom of movement in self carriage. Connected Riding is based on reciprocal connection rather than force, you will learn to use your own body to enhance the performance of your horse. Ride pain and resistant free and have more fun doing it.
What My Connected Riding® Program Offers
I rehabilitate and retrain horses using Connected Riding, body work and groundwork, along with my TTouch tools, in both my teaching and training. I teach adults and children offering lessons and one-day workshop confident and advanced riders who want to get the upper hand when they’re competing.
Connected Riding Clinics and workshops here, at Redbrook Equestrian or will travel to you across the UK or Internationally.
Connected Riding Ground Work and or Balance Workshops
SCR 100 Course- The introduction to Connected Riding and the first requirement to start the Connected Riding Education. Held at Redbrook or can be held at your yard/barn across UK and Internationally.
Mentoring CR PIT’s (Practitioners in Training after the SCR102) – I am one of the Mentors that support PIT’s during their education, case studies, help solidify their training and help prepare them for their exams.
Zoom Mentoring for CR Students- Zoom support for students to review their work, videos and training, assist with any questions or queries especially if they don’t have an instructor local to them.
I am happy to teach both private and group lessons on a regular weekly lesson, bi-weekly.
Workshops and clinics.
Preparing young horses for backing.
Teaching locally, throughout the UK and travel internationally.
- Connected Riding Instructor Level 2
- Tellington Touch/TTEAM Practitioner 1
- ABRSTC Instructor
- Qualified Saddle Flocker