with The Everyday Horseman Marc lovatt; Traditional Horsemanship Skills
In person demonstrations from Marc Lovatt for countryside arenas and riding schools. Educational and fun horse demos from Marc Lovatt who is qualified to teach riding and driving and is fully insured and experienced. As the everyday horseman he is helping to build sustainability back into our planet through the teaching of traditional horsemanship skills for everyday life.
From countryside arena demonstrations of carriage driving and agricultural work for a sustainable future, to trick riding and jousting demonstrations for a bit of fun; all with a focus on compassionately training his horses to want to partner in the adventure.
For small, medium and large arenas
Demos from Marc range from a short 30 minute presentation to a full morning or afternoon training session A full arena set up with PA system is available and is all covered with full PLI and Animal Activities Licence.
COVID-19 Announcement: Marc is still taking bookings for Demos and has a robust Covid-19 secure procedure in place for when events are allowed to take place again. In the meantime, he has online courses available and offers the assurance that if you book a demo for your event and you need to cancel or postpone due to national lockdown restrictions then there are no cancellation fees and we’ll do our very best to accommodate your new event date. More information about how we are adapting to the Covid-19 situation please see our latest news page here.
Countryside ArenasSmall and Medium Arena Demonstrations
The life of a Jousting Horse; told from the horse’s perspective! A fun demonstration into what it would have taken to be jousting horse back in ye olden times. From what it’s like to wear all the horse armour, to competing against his horse friends in championships across the country. Featuring two horses and their knights, demonstrating their jousting skills, with commentary about the history of jousting and horses in medieval times to what it is like to joust today. Light-hearted but educational demonstration for audiences with little or advanced horse knowledge.
Riding Club Demonstrations: Available as a 45 minute demonstration with a question and answer session, featuring two horses, with a more specific focus for younger Pony Club audiences. If you would like a more horse centric, practical approach to training jousting horses for a more adult audience, then please consider Training Multi-Talents Horses or Training Film and Action Horses.
Small and Medium Countryside Arenas: Available as wonderfully fun, and educational, small arena entertainment; a 30 minute demonstration coupled with a static display. Up to two 30 minute demonstrations in a day, featuring two horses and organised in a way to maximise the view from all sides of the arena. This is a fun educational show focusing on the horses but if you are after a full medieval jousting show, our action-packed two and four horse jousting shows are also available for small to medium main arenas – more details can be found on The Cavalry of Heroes live shows and events pages.
Training film and action horses
A demonstration of the exciting and challenging world of training film horses. Focusing on the training of the horses rather than the stunt riders, Marc demonstrates with his horses the skills that they are taught to be used as filming horses on set. From the basics of de-sentisisation and patience, through to the more advanced horse tricks of rearing, bowing and weapon’s training. Covering details that you wouldn’t necessarily have thought about to the comparision of old and new techniques and how modern advances in horse welfare are having a positive impact on the industry.
Small and Medium Countryside Arenas: Available as an exciting action packed 30 minute demonstration coupled with a static display. Up to two 30 minute demostrations in a day, featuring two horses and organised in a way to maximise the view from all sides of the arena.
Riding School Arenas and Riding Club Demonstrations: Or as a 1 hour demonstration with a question and answer session afterwards, featuring two horses, with more focus on the practicalities for audiences with more horse knowledge.
Training multi-talented horses
Highlighting the exciting benefits and everyday applications of horses who learn multiple skills. Marc demonstrates the compassionate training methods he uses with his horses to develop the skills and trust needed for the versatile work that they accomplish everyday; showing practical riding, to carriage driving, jumping, jousting and trick riding. Offering helpful advice for those wanting to develop their horses at home to be more versatile and for people who are interested in how horses can benefit both physically and mentally by teaching them multiple skills. Looking at the core foundations that all types of horse work have in common and how you can build on these to create a partner for life. Removing the old idea that horses are ‘one trick ponies’ or ‘disposable’ but instead can thrive on new experiences.
Riding School Arenas and Riding Club Demonstrations: Available as a 30 minute demonstation with two horses of the core principles of a versatile horse in a indoor or outdoor arena, or as a 1 hour more detailed exploration of the concept with more focus on the ‘how tos’.
The everyday power of a harnessed horse
Demonstrating with Marc’s own horses, the past, present and future of driving horses, from carriage driving and travel to agricultural work. Marc’s creatively action packed but thoughtful display explores with the audience the traditional skill of driving a horse and carriage and his training methods. The display conveys lots of information about the history of horse drawn carriages and their uses in travel and agriculture, as well as looking at the present day applications of the harnessed horse with a focus on the advances of horse welfare and the benefits of how working with horses and green sciences offers a solution to reducing CO2 emmissions. Designed as a fun look at how harnessed horses can, with modern understanding, become a part of everyday life again.
Small and Medium Countryside Arenas: Available as a 30 minute demonstration coupled with a static display for question and answer sessions. Up to three 30 minute demostrations in a day, featuring two horses and organised in a way to maximise the view from all sides of the arena.
Insights into Carriage Driving
A detailed look at driving a horse and carriage. Based upon his successful half day introduction to driving a horse and carriage experience, Marc bring the essence of his course and his knowledge, to an arena setting, for riding schools, riding clubs and countryside arenas. Covering the basics of harnessing up and putting to a single and pair of horses, while exploring the history of horse drawn carriages. Designed for young and old audiences alike, this demo gives visitors an insight into carriage driving; what is was like in the past to the practicalities of driving a horse and carriage today.
Small and Medium Countryside Arenas: Available as a 30 minute demonstration coupled with a static display. Up to three 30 minute demonstrations in a day, featuring two horses and organised in a way to maximise the view from all sides of the arena.
Riding School Arenas and Riding Club Demonstrations: Available as a 1 hour demonstration with a question and answer session afterwards, featuring two horses, with more focus on the practicalities for audiences with more horse knowledge.
“This generation doesn’t mark the end of our partnership with horses… it’s a new beginning” – Marc Lovatt
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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.