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Course Introduction

Over the years HorseBack UK has established a unique leadership and team-building experience. We offer clients who are bored with deskbound, classroom-style workshops the opportunity not only to learn about the principals of leadership and team-building but also to discover how their own personalities can best adapt to the multiple challenges of leading.

Insightful coaching

Horses are adept at picking up and responding to human intentions and non-verbal communication. They provide instant, honest and accurate feedback to behavior in the moment creating a powerful coaching experience that gets to core issues quickly and effectively. Horses do not role play. If you want a horse to co-operate and follow, you must demonstrate real leadership.

Through insightful coaching, delegates on our programmes learn how to access the resources they need in order to be compelling communicators. The process is quick, powerful and effective. The feedback we receive tells us time and again that the learning is highly transferable and the changes are sustainable.

There is often much to be gained from cross-sector learning; it engages the audience with a fresh approach, and relevant messages are often brought home in a more memorable fashion. Understanding this, N-Sea facilitated a presentation for the entire project team, on board the Siem N-Sea at mobilisation. 

Horseback UK provides a safe and supportive environment to aid the recovery of UK servicemen and women, who have been injured in combat, and brought with them a new perspective to the topics of team membership, mutual support, personal responsibility, empowerment, the necessity for feedback and so on. In other words, all behaviours critical to a safe working environment. By providing this session, N-Sea demonstrated its clear – and creative – commitment to an incident-free work scope. Those who attended were both inspired and motivated.


It is me who should be thanking you. I am so delighted that you found it a pleasure and privilege to talk at our Conference – but the reality is that I/we found it far more of pleasure and privilege to listen and learn about your recovery and extraordinary (or maybe it’s far more ordinary than I realised?) experiences with horses. To say your talk was well received couldn’t be more of an understatement – I can’t even remember the number of people who said how quite brilliant you were – mixing humour with your mesmerising story. As you say, HRH loved it – that was quite obvious. And I think I might be able to set you up on a full-time speaker circuit, such are the number of people who said they’d love to hear you again – including the Household Cavalry!


The presentation was both inspirational and educational and provided a hard hitting realisation of the effects of accident/incident’. Mark Ross – 3.4 Inspection Coordinator The Horseback UK presentation was well received by all team members and was a welcome addition to our pre-project briefing. I would encourage their involvement in future campaigns.


I thought it was very inspirational and yes I was a bit lost for words…….



Hit a nerve, 100% respect, that was some journey, I have never stopped thinking about it all week.



I just wanted to add my own personal thanks for the time you spent with us yesterday and sincerely hope that you got as much out of the afternoon session as I certainly did. To hear your presentation was something very special to me and you could have heard a pin drop in the room, that’s how much you had the attention of colleagues.



Thank you for a truly memorable day. The feedback from our graduates was that the day was about “having the confidence to lead” and the way you covered team building and communication skills was particularly effective. That’s a real achievement.




Great format, very good discussion, well organised, well done to the team.



The bits we loved the most were hearing you talk about your real experiences. You were engaging, clear and articulate throughout, in fact the words we used were ‘truly inspirational.



How to attend

With the need to bring members of a team together HorseBack offers also the opportunity to run corporate family days. These involve demonstrations of horsemanship, falconry and dog handling as well as an opportunity to have a go at archery, bushcraft, grooming and riding the horses. Other activities can be arranged as can all catering requirements.

We are continually working with our corporate partners to provide the most effective and enjoyable experience.

If you would like to organise a day with HorseBack UK please contact


We do not rely on government funding so any donations will greatly assist with the running of our charity.

We do not rely on government funding so any donations will greatly assist with the running of our charity.