Whenever Minstrel needs to go on 'holiday' I always send him to Jack. Even in just a week there is a noticeable difference in his schooling - the first time Minstrel went from barely doing ground poles to jumping 2ft 9 fillered courses in just 10 days. Whenever I go to pick him up he doesn't want to leave because he's been treated like a king!
As an Animal Behaviour Specialist and resident on Jacks yard I can't recommend Jack enough. He has a strong ethic towards his duty of care to the horses and their welfare. He is quick to identify their needs and works diligently and patiently with each horse. He takes particular care to build strong foundations progressing at the horses pace thus ensuring training is enjoyable for the horse which ultimately creates better results.Horses on his yard are happy and settle well. He is particularly good with the more 'volatile' horses,taking time to reduce stress and find methods both under saddle and on the ground to ensure calm and greater emotional stability. I've seen this first hand both with our own horse and clients horses. He is reliable, good at communicating with owners and in working with him you will receive a thouroughly professional and reliable service
We sent our horse to Jack for rehabilitation and schooling after an injury. He worked alongside the vet and physiotherapist on a rehabilitation program. Jack did a great job of bringing him back into work and getting our horse back to full fitness. He was very friendly and professional throughout. His yard has great facilities. We would highly recommend!