Training demos at Free Spirit Equestrian Centre, 41 Maytown Road, Bessbrook (near Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland) on Wednesdays 1st, 8th and 15th July, 7.30-8.30pm.

Does your trailer loading sometimes look like this:


Or even this?


Would you love to have a horse that you could just walk straight to the box and they would load themselves?

There’s nothing worse than that feeling of dread when you’re going to a competition and you don’t even know if you’ll get there. Or perhaps you can get there but not home again?

Dr Helen Spence, Equine Behaviourist and trainer will explain the most common causes of loading problems and how best to deal with them. The training demos will show you how to use reward based training methods to help your horse learn to enjoy loading and travelling. These methods are appropriate for horses that have never travelled before, and for those that have developed issues. As a behaviourist, Helen will emphasise the importance of vet checks and getting to the root of the problem.

Cost for attending ‘Lovely Loading’ £10 per session at the door or £25 for all three booked in advance. If attending alongside the Jump for Joy (8.30-9.30pm), Caffrey training demo (7-7.30pm) and Q and A session (9.30-10pm) the cost for the whole evening is £20 on the door or £45 if all three full evenings are booked in advance. For advance booking please contact Helen Spence on 07773 157428 or