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Russell Higgins and Ruth Carlyle own and run Brumby Farm Horsemanship Centre in Te Awamutu, New Zealand.

They have over 30 years of horsemanship teaching experience between them and continue to educate themselves by riding with and learning from great horse people all over the world.

They teach clinics in New Zealand and internationally specialising in giving people a solid foundation upon which they can build to any specialisation within the equestrian world.


They also offer on-line training courses to help as many people and horses as they can.


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On our on-line trailer-loading course "Loading for Life"

 25% off "Loading for Life" on-line trailer loading programme.  Never be late for an event again.

Save $97.50 on the usual price of $390. Just use the code "OFFER" at checkout

Coming in 2025

Cattle Working Clinics

Moving cattle on horseback is a great way to develop your horse. It gives you and him a purpose and really smartens up your yields as well as being a lot of fun.

We have a weekend clinic 8th/9th March and a Cattle Working Experience Week 10th to the 14th March.

Contact us for more information

Working Equitation Naturally

Each year we hold a special camp where students can immerse themselves in five full days of horsemanship here at Brumby Farm. 2025 is going to be all about "Working Equitation, Naturally", where we bring our natural horsemanship expertise to the growing sport of Working Equitation. We have both studied in Portugal with Pedro Neves and Russell has competed with his Lusitano, Cassidy, here in New Zealand. We love how our approach to building confident and willing horses blends so well with the discipline of this sport.

The RH Coaching Club

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Whatever your experience of natural horsemanship our aim through our on-line coaching club is to educate, challenge and support you to help your horse become a fun and functional partner. With lots of "can you" challenges and "how to videos" we keep you progressing whatever your horsemanship goals.  Whether you are interested in just keeping safe on the ground and in the saddle or want to learn how to play at liberty or start lateral moves with precision there is something for you.

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This is such a fantastic journey with opportunity for growth for both you and your horse. The challenges that Russell and Ruth set up and the how to videos break it all down so that the things you have only dreamed about are slowly becoming a reality

Sheryl, New Zealand

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Contributer to New Zealand Horse and Pony Magazine

Featured on Country Calender

Regular clinician at Equifest

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Tranzliquid Logistics Limited is a Kiwi family business owned by Greg, Gareth and Jackie. Greg and Jackie have been regulars at our liberty clinics with their horses, Stella and A'Pachee and have very generously sponsored us a Waitomo fuel card. Anyone who works with and transports horses knows how the fule bills can quickly add up.

Keeping and training horses in the "dairy belt" of New Zealand is a challenge. The soil has been over fertilized for years and all the wrong types of grasses and clover love it. Without the mineral products from Calm, Healthy Horses we would struggle to have horses that were mentally and physically balanced. Not only are the products great quality, Jenny Paterson's website is a great source of advice.

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