Online & In Person Courses
with The Everyday Horseman Marc lovatt; Traditional Horsemanship Skills
In person and online, Marc is qualified to teach riding and driving and is fully insured and experienced. He would like to spread his message of building sustainability back into our planet through the teaching of traditional horsemanship skills for everyday life as far as possible, and as we realise that you can’t always make it to our HQ here in Wales, we’ve created these online courses just for you.
From how to drive a horse and carriage, harnessing up and the different formations, to specifics about agricultural work with horses, our courses are divided below into Online and In person.
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For learning from home if you can’t get to our HQ
Our courses are offered through Teachable and feature a mixture of videos and written modules. By clicking on a course below you will be taken through to our page on their site where you can sample some of the course, read reviews and if you would like to, securely purchase. Marc also offers lots of free advice and training on his *NEW* vlog which you can see here.
ANNOUNCEMENT: WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDATING OUR COURSES WITH EVEN MORE CONTENT WHICH UNFORTUNATELY MEANS WE’VE HAD TO TAKE THEM OFF LINE FOR A LITTLE WHILE. THEY WILL BE BACK SHORTLY – IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AS SOON AS THEY ARE BACK UP PLEASE JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER BELOW OR EMAIL ME WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE SENT AN EMAIL AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE AGAIN. THIS IS JUST FOR OUR ONLINE COURSES – OUR IN PERSON COURSES AND GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE STILL AVAILABLE.
Introduction to Driving a horse and Carriage
In this introductiory course Marc calmly and thoughtfully teaches the traditional skill of driving a horse and carriage in traditional coachman style, covering lots of information about the basics from the harness to the putting to, and the training principles. Designed for those that would like to get a taste of carriage driving to see if it’s for them or for those wanting to start out with their own horse (in which case I would also recommend looking at Teaching your horse to Drive below). The course is split into six modules and each module is available seperately or as a whole in this introductory course which offers the best value for money. More details can be found on our Teachable page.
Harnessing up a Carriage Horse
Available independently or as module 2 of the Introduction to Carriage Driving, Harenssing up a carriage horse explains the types of harness, what to look for when measuring and fitting, and the differences between singles and pairs harness. More details can be found on our Teachable page.
In Person Courses
Based at our HQ offering ONE-TO-ONe Training with Marc Lovatt
If you would prefer to learn in person with Marc Lovatt at our HQ near Hay-on-Wye, we offer bookable experiences and gift certificates. More details can be found below. If you are looking for specific or more in depth training than listed here then please contact me and I’ll be happy to help.
Introduction to Driving a Horse and CarRiage
In person, half day carriage driving experience from Marc Lovatt, who calmly and thoughtfully teaches the traditional skill of driving a horse and carriage in person at our HQ near Hay-on-Wye, covering both single and pairs, this experience gives you plenty of time behind the reins and can be gifted as a gift certificate. Marc teaches traditional coachman style just like he did when he worked at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace.
Teaching Actors Riding and Driving
Riding a horse or driving a cart as an actor on set is very different to everyday riding, with much more to consider and many more distractions for the horses, just being around horses on set may feel a little more daunting that usual. Don’t worry, that’s where a little bit of prep before hand, either in person or online, can really help. Marc offers horse riding and carriage driving lessons specifically for actors – see here for more details.
“This generation doesn’t mark the end of our partnership with horses… it’s a new beginning” – Marc Lovatt
The Future of Horses
Building sustainability back into our planet through the teaching of traditional horsemanship skills for everyday life.
Learning to drive a horse and carriage safely and with high standards of horse welfare; giving us a great option for fun and also help reduce carbon emissions. Learning from the past to help the future.
From online courses to one-to-one instruction from Marc Lovatt, there are a variety of courses to choose from to help you work with horses everyday. New online courses are added monthly.
Training Demos for arenas about working sustainability with horses. Discussions and presentations around training techniques from Marc Lovatt in training horses with compassion to be highly versatile and dependable, incl. driving carriages and trick riding, to the role of horses and carriages in specific periods through-out history.
Marc is fully insured and experienced to train horses into harness. We have a selection of carriages, agricultural training equipment and harness to get horses used to driving. All is done with the safety of the horses and drivers in mind.