Evening Talks

Balance Through Movement Method™: A Revolution in Equine Lameness Prevention with Yasmin Stuart on Monday 19 June at 7pm

Balance Through Movement Method ™ is Celeste Lazaris’s signature performance development training system designed to help the horse achieve optimum balance and strength through the specific development of the body and more importantly, the mind.

The primary focus is toning the nervous system, developing the body through supporting spinal integrity and subsequently, protecting the body from nerve compressions. The system is rapidly gaining worldwide recognition as it can be very successful in reprogramming of the body’s compensatory patterns through proprioceptive work and vagal nerve exercises.

During this evening talk Yasmin Stuart will talk about Celeste Lazaris’s training system, outlining three central pillars which underly the work: Relationship to Connection, Centre of Balance and Spinal Integrity. Topics discussed will include the horse’s emotional regulation, proper weight distribution, the thoracic sling, nerve compression and the correct alignment of the spine.

Yasmin Stuart is an Equine Physiotherapist and Lazaris Nerve Release Practitioner based in the UK. She is particularly passionate about the relationship between manual therapy and movement therapy to help rehabilitate from compensatory injuries such as kissing spines and sacroiliac disease, which is where Nerve Release blends beautifully into her practice.

The welfare of the horse is paramount to Yasmin’s practice and she strongly believes that compassionate application of evidence based techniques is the key to a happy, healthy horse. This includes teaching movement therapies with a solid underpinning of equitation science, and manual therapies founded upon a firm understanding of equine anatomy and research around the efficacy of their application.

Book tickets (cost £15) at the Booking page of this website

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The Horse's Brain Part 1: The How and Why of Normal Behaviour on 21 June at 7pm with Dr Amanda Barton

This evening talk is all about how the horse’s brain works and how this influences training and performance. All riders and horse owners can really benefit from understanding how the structure of the brain determines the way that horses learn and what influences their behaviour and progress in training. 

During the talk we will look at the ways in which the brains of horses and humans are different (and the same!), we will explain the horse’s natural flight and fight response and discuss some specific ways in which you can improve your horses ability to learn, improve responses to your aids and optimise your training sessions.

Amanda will also explain, from a neurological perspective, why it is impossible to have a ‘naughty horse’!  She will also cover the human/horse nervous system connection and how the interplay between these affects the ability of the partnership to learn and develop.

This talk lays the foundation for The Horse’s Brain Part 2 on July 5th with Chloe Casalis de Pury from Celtic Equine Vets





Tickets cost £15 at https://www.tilefieldequestrian.com/bookings

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The Horse's Brain Part 2: Can Medication Help?
with Dr Chloe Casalis de Pury MA(Cantab) VetMB MRCVS on 5 July at 7pm

Following on from Amanda’s first talk in the series, vet Chloe will look at what happens when learning goes “wrong” and behaviour problems develop. 

With a practical approach to behaviour, Chloe will look at when to seek the help of an equine behaviourist or when to get the vet involved. 

Focusing on ridden problem behaviours, box rest, post-traumatic stress disorder and vet / needle phobias, this talk will explain what is going on in your horse’s brain and how we can alter that to prevent or correct behavioural issues. Finally, Chloe will look at the exciting area of psycho-pharmaceuticals and how medication can be used alongside a behaviour modification plan in certain cases.

Chloe has been an equine veterinary surgeon for 12 years, has advanced training in equine behavioural medicine and is currently training for her Equine Clinical Animal Behaviourist qualification. She works at Celtic Equine Vets in Minstead where she enjoys working with horses with behavioural issues, particularly those with vet phobias. Chloe has three rescue horses at home, with a range of backgrounds, and has extensive hands-on experience of working with challenging horses.



Evening Talk: Nuno Oliveira Lessons in Dressage with Diane Followell on 6 Sept at 7pm


Diane Followell studied classical dressage with Nuno Oliveira in the early 1980s. Spending three years full-time at his school in Portugal she had daily instruction from Mr Oliveira and the opportunity to observe him schooling his own horses, giving her a unique insight into the subtle methods he used to such powerful effect.

Diane now teaches classical dressage, passing on her knowledge to other riders, developing understanding and an enduring bond between horse and rider. In this talk, Diane will discuss some of the important dressage training concepts and ideas that every rider will find invaluable to the training for their horse.