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It's here - "The Connected Horse Course"

Would you love to have a calm and responsive horse that is mentally connected to you? A horse that is attentive and ready to respond, but is calmly waiting for guidance from you? A horse that you can feel safe around and have fun with?

This practical step-by-step guide gives you the building blocks on the ground that will directly relate to improved connection and safety in the saddle.


It is not just about “techniques”. It is about understanding how horses actually learn and helping them to develop new behaviours that will serve them better in our domestic world.


The Connected Horse series

Russell & Ruth

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


Between them they have over 30 years of teaching experience and they continue to study regularly with world-renowned clinicians to expand their skills as educators and horsemen.

They spend nine months of the year in New Zealand teaching natural horsemanship clinics and the remaining months travelling overseas to teach. 

Both Ruth and Russell are passionate about helping horses and humans to understand each other better. It is no surprise that many people come along to their clinics or send them horses for training because the dream that they had with horses has turned into a nightmare. People lose confidence, horses lose confidence, they lose confidence in each other and their relationship is in a downward spiral. 

Their goal is to help people:

  • Feel safe with their horse

  • Have fun with their horse

  • Become excellent for their horse

The good news is that it is possible to learn these skills. You don't have to be a professional horse-person or have competition goals; anyone can learn to read their horse and be the leader that their horse needs.


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Rosie, from the UK

"I've loved every minute of learning with Russell and Ruth. They bring the perfect mixture of skill, patience and good humour. Learning with them is always full of breakthroughs as well as fun! I can't recommend them enough"

Ellie, New Zealand

"Russell has a great way of presenting material so you can take the information and apply it at your level to make progress wherever you are currently at. It's given me the motivation I need to continue the education of myself and my horses."

- Ellie New Zealand

Myriama, Australia

"Their horsemanship is outstanding and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to any person who values progressing in their horsemanship while maintaining a real and positive relationship with their horse"



Brumby Farm Horsemanship Centre

466 Pirongia Road, RD6

Te Awamutu 3876


Email: brumbyfarm@xtra.co.nz

Phone: + 64 (0) 27 9486782

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