Welcome to EquiSci…

Equitation Science emerged as a field in 2006, combining learning theory, psychology, biomechanics and ethology to examine the salience and efficacy of horse training methods. I am a fully qualified Equitation Science International Trainer, fully insured, and accredited by Dr Andrew McLean from the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre. I am based in the UK and my clients include professional riders, coaches, horse owners, the British Horse Society, Universities & Colleges, Riding Clubs delivering a host of national and international clinics and workshops. Please browse my website for more information on this exciting science and discover how we can help you and your horse.

What is EquiSci?

What is EquiSci?

Equitation Science demystifies training so you can understand how your horse learns from simple explanations, demonstrations, constant feedback and practice of proven 'tools' to improve relaxation, lightness and responsivity, whatever your discipline.

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Our Services

Our Services

We offer a wide range of services including one-to-one training, clinics, lectures, practical demonstrations, consultancy, workshops, seminars, external examining, validations and staff training throughout the UK and the rest of the world.

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Training Principles

Training Principles

We apply an academic horse training system, developed by the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre (the only horse training system in the world to have embedded the ISES 8 training principles) within each lesson, facilitating effective, ethical & safe training.

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Training Principles

Gallery

View the EquiSci, Equitation Science gallery of images & videos. These illustrate the work we do with our clients, events attended and of course lots of beautiful horses. Images are taken from clinics, training and workshops we have held all over the world.

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Testimonials

  • “Lisa into my amazing Blue Cross team has been one of the best things I have done in a long time for so many reasons. In the years I have worked for the Blue Cross the ‘type’ of horses we now help are so different to those privately ...

    Vicki Alford, Blue Cross Burford, Horse Unit Manager, June 2015

  • “Just had to write to you and let you know how things are going since my lesson last week. I have worked with Harry twice since then and much progress already. ‘Stop’ and ‘go’ responses are better but the biggest ...

    Katy Robson, HE Equine Lecturer, Sparsholt College

  • “I thought the training was very productive. Having a theory session first worked really well as an introduction and the length of time was perfect so not to get too bogged down with information. The questions that were embedded within the ...

    Charlotte Launder, The Horse Trust, November 2014

  • “I felt that Lisa’s theory sessions were well structured and she used a variety of materials (e.g. diagrams, pictures and videos) to help us with our understanding. There were always opportunities to discuss the topics being taught which ...

    Sian Ellis, Welfare Development Assistant at The Horse Trust, UK

  • “If you are looking for a trainer that actually trains you and the horse then look no further. Lisa keeps her knowledge up-to-date and is open to change , she bases her training methods on the AEBC system. Without a doubt the most ...

    Carol Green, Staffordshire, October 2014

  • “I would just like to say that I have really enjoyed you taking over Equine Behaviour module. It has made me interested in behaviour/welfare side of our equine industry that I had not recognised. The orca documentary truly changed my view ...

    Alice Wilcockson, Warwickshire College HE Equine Level 5 student, March 2014.

  • I am looking forward to your clinic. I think you will see some significant improvement in all of us in a rather short time since your last clinic. Tabacco and me understand each other better and better, he gets lighter and lighter. It makes me ...

    Vincenzo Manni, Rome, November 2013

  • “Fabulous few hours spent with the Lovely Lisa Ashton of EquiSci & Eavie. Lisa is helping me to back Eavie & i couldnt think of anyone better had a brilliant time today listening/watching & doing. Anyone intrested in training ...

    Carrie Turner Dressage Rider, October 2013

  • “Can I just express our thanks from myself and mum and also the horses. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and cannot wait to attend the next clinic. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was that of warmth and learning. Im ...

    Zara and Sharon Brown, Northern Ireland, October 2012.

  • “‘Lisa, as a former head teacher I know a good teacher when I see one. Margy treasures her time being taught by you, not least because your clear explanations are so clear. You manage to break down complex movements into small ...

    Peter Brice, husband of Margy Price! Norfolk, March 2014

Who we are

Im Lisa Ashton, the first person in the world to embed academic horse training within a university. I now spend most of my time delivering clinics and workshops throughout the UK & Europe, training riders to be safe, effective and ethical. I also hold the ESI Associate Diploma, tutor ESI Certificate students and organise clinics for Dr Andrew McLean in the UK.

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Who we are

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