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 international riders, studs, charities, coaches, horse owners, the British Horse Society, Universities & Colleges, and Riding Clubs delivering a host of national and international clinics and workshops. Maybe you prefer the one-to-one coaching experience?  I offer exclusive horse and rider coaching; equipilates, sports psychology and the latest in horse training to achieve your dreams. equicoach.life is a bespoke service providing all the support and knowledge to get you results. But don’t take my word for it. Read what riders say about equicoach.life and how focusing on all the ‘pieces of the equestrian jigsaw’ results in achieving your dreams.

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

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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

  • “Eddie was a star Saturday at the show. Eddie was foot perfect. I warmed up using my equitation science basic response, and he was better than ever to trot up in the in-hand class, and we came away with 3rd in the Best Turned Out, 2nd in ...

    Maxine Smith Warwickshire, July 2016

  • “Thank you Lisa, all who assisted including Blue Cross and Redwings horse charities, Jen Watson-Brown for the horses as well as all who attended my 2 x 3 day clinics in the UK. Lisa’s progressive vision over the 10 years is a solid ...

    Dr Andrew McLean June 2016

  • “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

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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