You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the majority of horses can cope very well in cold weather as long as natural or man-made shelter is provided from the rain, wind and snow. Let’s remind ourselves that horses love the freedom of being outdoors and the Scottish fresh air. Keeping Your Horse Warm &…
Authors Morag and Mark Higgins
You will already know that Morag and Mark have written several books on equestrian training, but did you know that they also write fiction? To find out more click on the button to the right of this screen and find out about their Cracking Good Books and Screenplays.
Ross Dhu Equestrian Ltd stables in Hamilton, Lanarkshire the home of Equido Scotland
Ross Dhu Equestrian Ltd is the base for Morag Higgins, and Mark Higgins. Ross Dhu’s yard offers stunning livery facilities for horses and owners alike. Livery clients enjoy use of the newly constructed indoor arena, outdoor arena, hot wash facilities, solarium, client room to name only a few of the facilities. With breathtaking hacks in the surrounding countryside of Chatelherault, Hamilton on our doorstep you never need to worry about traffic.
Morag and Mark Higgins have developed their own system of training building on those techniques, principles and teachings of horse care as pioneered by Mark Rashid. Mark and Morag work closely together on building the bonds of trust between horses and owners and training apprentices and students in their Government Recognised Equestrian Qualification System Equido. They run clinics across the country and are available for group and private lessons.
THE HORSE’S BRAIN – A USERS MANUAL
August 14th – 15th 2021
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK!
Dr. Stephen Peters, Psy.D., ABN, Diplomate in Neuropsychology and currently the Director of Intermountain Health Care’s Center for Brain Health. For the past 7 years he has also served as the Director of American Fork Memory Clinic. Dr. Peters is a board certified Neuropsychologist and spent 15 years in a large Neurology practice in Connecticut before founding the Memory Clinic and Clinic for Brain Health at Utah Valley Hospital. He did his Internship at Danbury Hospital and residency and two year Post Doctoral Fellowship at Hartford Hospital in the Departments of Neurorehabilitation, Neurology and Neurosurgery..
He is a neuroscientist specializing in brain functioning. As a horse brain researcher, he has given numerous presentations in the U.S. and Canada, performed many horse brain dissections, and is the co-author with Martin Black of Evidence-Based Horsemanship. He also collaborates with BHPS director, Maddy Butcher, on HorseHead: Brain Science to Improve Your Horsemanship.
Dr. Peters recently collaborated with Mark Rashid and Jim Masterson (Masterson Method) on a two day seminar which is currently being made into a dvd.
His presentation will focus on relevant equine brain science including the importance of neurochemistry especially the dopamine system in reward and learning. Peters’ will discuss the latest research and it’s applicability to your interaction with and understanding of horses.
On the second day, he will perform a horse brain dissection to illustrate points from his previous lecture. Gloves will be provided to all participants as they are encouraged to make this a “hands on” activity.
TWO DAY MASTERSON METHOD COURSE
August 16th – 17th, 2021 with Vicky Devlin
This 2 day introduction to the Masterson Method will give you a sound knowledge of the basic exercises.
The prerequisite for this course is to purchase and view the Beyond Horse Massage DVD and/or the Beyond Horse Massage Book prior to attending. Purchase these at our UK store to save money on shipping.
ANOTHER ROSS DHU EQUESTRIAN LTD STUDENT HAS REACHED THE FINAL OF THE LANTRA LEARNER OF THE YEAR AWARD!
Caroline von Linden was the runner up of this prestigious award for 2019. She follows in the footsteps of Laura Manby who won in 2017 and Aimee MacCrae who won in 2018 giving Ross Dhu Equestrian Ltd finalists for three consecutive years.
Well done Caroline, you really deserved this!
Exciting Show and Clinic Schedule for 2021
Our Show and Clinic Schedule is now available! Please check out our Calendar for dates, something exciting happening every month over the course of the year, don’t miss out! Our Summer Show is open to everyone with Trophies for first place and beautiful rosettes up to sixth place. Application forms (where applicable) will be added as soon as possible.
Rescue Horses Now Therapy Horses
We have a team of rescued horses here at Ross Dhu who spend their time helping others find their way back from personal difficulties. This work is done through the Equido Charity SCIO. We are currently trying to raise funds in order to improve our services, if you can help it would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via JustGiving if you want to know more about our current project just read about them by clicking the link below:-
Ross Dhu Equestrian Ltd in an educational video about Natural Horsemanship
A short documentary exploring the uses of Natural Horsemanship across Europe. I travelled to Scotland, Germany and France to meet Morag Higgins, Toril Strooper and Linda Overlaet who all share something in common. Here is their story. Thank you to everyone involved and all who helped make this happen!
EQUIDO SPAIN CONTINUING TO SHOW QUALITY STUDENTS
FOR A FULL REPORT CLICK HERE.
EQUIDO THERAPY COURSES. COVERING EDUCATION AND COACHING ©
DO YOU USE OR WANT TO USE HORSES IN YOUR WORK AS A THERAPIST, TEACHER OR COACH? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR LOVE OR HORSES WITH OTHERS AND HELP PEOPLE DEVELOP AT THE SAME TIME? DO YOU WISH TO BOOK A THERAPY COURSE FOR YOUR SCHOOL, CHILD? CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.
EQUIDO ONLINE LEARNING NOW AVAILABLE!
To sit your Equido Course online please visit our dedicated website at www.equidohorsemanship.co.uk
HORSES BEING BOOKED FOR BACKING AND SCHOOLING
We are now taking bookings for training dates this year. We offer a comprehensive service from backing to working with remedial problems. If you are looking for help or assistance please contact us for more details. We encourage the owners to be in attendance as much as possible to develop a closer bond with their horse and as many session as possible are filmed. Please hurry as dates are limited.
New Personal Coaching Program
We are pleased to now be able to offer a private, personal training program specifically tailored to your individual goals and needs. One of our Equido Trainers will be able to visit you at your own yard and work with you towards your goals. For further information please contact us.
Gift Vouchers Now Available
Looking for something for the person that has everything? Why not purchase one of our GIFT VOUCHERS?
8th August 20211:00 pm
Once again guys we are holding the dressage league (this time in the summer!) with a championship points and trophies to be won. All entries are £5 with two tests being ridden at each show, a BD test and an Equido test. There will be two levels, Level One - beginner/novice/nervous rider and Level Two - experienced/intermediate/confident rider. Morag Higgins will be judging and not competing and it is allowed for a Level One to have a go at a Level Two test. Points are awarded for places up to 6th place and ...More
14th August 20219:00 am
Steve Peters Two Day Clinic
Neurosurgeon Steve Peters will be holding a two day seminar at Ross Dhu Equestrian where he will be discussing equine psychology and cognitive learning. This will include a dissection of an equine brain and detailed analysis on how the horse learns. There will be practical demonstrations of the learning process.More
Neurosurgeon Steve Peters will be holding a two day seminar at Ross Dhu Equestrian where he will be discussing equine psychology and cognitive learning. This will include a dissection of an equine brain and detailed analysis on how the horse learns. There will be practical demonstrations of the learning process.
16th August 20219:00 am
Masterson Method Two Day Course
Horses tend to be accident-prone, and have an amazing ability to injure themselves on virtually anything! How many times, have you asked yourself, “how did that happen”?! Whatever the type, severity or cause, understanding more about how wounds heal will help you ensure your horse’s injury has the best chance of repairing as quickly and…
In the wild horses do not “bathe”. They will often roll in shallow water and mud to help with protection against insects but they don’t wash as we do. Horses have oils in their coats to keep them clean, healthy and their skin in good supple condition. This combined with communal grooming helps to keep…
The winter months are always a challenge for horse owners, so we listed below some of our top tips to make the cold and wet winter days more bearable. After all horses like the outdoors, freedom and the Scottish fresh air. At Ross Dhu, we know the temptation is to wrap your lovely horse up…
Did you know that horses have a total of 36, durable teeth? These allow them to chew hard materials every day. Good dental care is crucial in order to keep your horse healthy, prevent disease and keep them comfortable. It is better to prevent any potential issues rather than wait until they must be treated…