Horse Training

At Roy Marchinton Training Stables, our philosophy is getting to understand your horse as an individual.

Roy has 35+ years experience starting horses, & prides himself with all horses he has started having a soft mouth.

We have a variety of horses come to us for re-training, including dressage, jumping, pony club mounts and adult rider's horses.

We will educate your horse in ground work, including floating and tying up, and improve your horse's responsiveness to the riders aids.

As each horse is an individual, please contact Roy to discuss your requirements.

We specialise in starting horses and continuing their training for a variety of Western Performance disciplines.

Contact Roy to discuss your requirements and ambitions for your young horse.

We have many horses with a variety of floating problems come to us for training.

Contact Roy to discuss your horse's individual problem.

We like to have Weanlings/Yearlings for a minimum of 2 weeks.

  • Handling: Catching, leading, tieing-up, grooming, legs handled, rugging
  • Lunging: in round yard and arena
  • Float Training

We usually allow 5-8 weeks starting a horse.

A basic outline of the program your horse will go through is described below in weekly stages.

By completion of training, we have your horse stopping & backing to light rein pressure, maintaining even circles at all gaits, clear transitions from walk through to lope (canter), moving shoulder (turn on hindquarters),moving hindquarters (turn on forehand), side passing & leg yielding.

At this stage and prior to the horse going home, Owners are to complete 2 lessons with Roy, ensuring they understand the training methods used and what to continue on with once the horse is back home.

Owners can see their horse progressively through the weekly stages by appointment only.


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