********** Lockdown Three Update**************
Under “work that can’t be done from home” regulations, with appropriate Covid precautions, we can visit you to help with your horse. However, if your horse is not at home, a livery yard may not allow outside visitors, and unless it is for safety or welfare reasons, you may not feel that the visit constitutes an essential journey for you.
We have found that video consultations have been remarkably effective at helping with a wide range of situations, and have either replaced or minimised face-to-distanced-face visits.
They can be done over Zoom, Facetime, or Skype, and can be either theory-based or more practical, with you and your horse in real time.
You don’t have to have a problem with your horse to use this opportunity!
No travel fees involved, either!
We’ll come to you!
A callout or appointment is a very useful way of dealing with a problem or learning with your horse at home. It’s ofen best to deal with an issue where the horse lives: a bad loader, for instance, or a nappy horse that has a problem with a particular route. Maybe there is a group of you who can all share the cost of travel, and learn together. You may be able to offset your costs, or even make a profit, if you are able to attract and charge spectators, by arranging a clinic at your home, maybe coupled with a demonstration.
Costs: We charge £50 per hour, and £30 per hour for travelling. So if you live half an hour away (travelling at the speed limit), the round-trip call out fee would be £30, with the training charged on top.
If it’s a long journey to an appointment, and then a very difficult issue, we could clock up a very long, 12 or 14 hour day. However, when working with an individual, we will never charge more than £375 total. If we’ve worked for those sorts of hours on a series of different horses, however, we would charge the yard/clinic rate of £495.