Neil's Inner Circle

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Are you experiencing any of these problems?

Is your horse difficult to catch?

Horses are very simple animals.


They think very simply.


And the hard part for us, is to think on the same basic, simple level as our horses.


And when you have a problem like your horse bites, or he pushes over you or he pulls back, everyone asks:


"What do you do to fix biting?"


'What do you do if your horse pushes over you?"


'What do you do if your horse kicks?"


Well, really, it's not about working on those specific things.


It's not about fixing your horse.


It's a question of going back to basics and showing your horse what you want him to do.


  • If you show your horse, how to stand without biting
  • If you show your horse, how to walk a circle without pushing over you
  • If you show your horse, how to lead without pulling back and without rushing over you


Then he'll gladly do it.


But if your horse is nervous and worried, and he doesn't understand, then he'll use these other behaviours.


When your horse bites or pushes over you, or kicks or pulls back, the main problem is that he doesn't know what you want.


He's never been shown the easy way.


He's never been shown what to do.


It's not because he's bad or naughty or disrespectful.


He simply doesn't know what you want.


It's that simple.


You have to go back and work on things that you can do. 


Don't make a fight or an issue and think you have to fix this, or fix that.


All you have to do is: 


Go back to basics, and work on things you know you can do.


Now, the only thing you may be able to do is go to your horse and rub his neck.


But that's a start.


That's better than making a confrontation and a fight, and an issue.


Just go back and work on things you can do.


When your horse learns to stand while you rub his neck, you might be able to teach him to walk a circle around you, without pushing and without rushing over you.


But you have to show him first, don't just make an issue and a fight.


The reason I've made my Fundamentals Online Clinic is to show people the simplicity of what you need to do.


It's time to go back to basics and show our horses what we want.


It's very, very simple.


And it's the same when we ride our horses.


People always ask me:


“How can I stop my horse from shying?”


“How can I stop my horse from kicking up when I ask him to go?”


Again, it's a question of coming back to basics and working on things you can do.


If you ride down the road and your horse shies, the reality is: 


You shouldn't be riding down the road.


You should come back into an arena and gain control, and teach your horse in an easy situation.


You need to be able to walk, trot, and canter around an arena, in an easy situation, before you head off down the road.


It might sound simple, but being able to walk, trot and canter, exactly where you ask, at the exact speed you ask, is not easy.


So again, it's a question of coming back to basics.


Teach your horse to walk a circle.


Very, very simple.


And when you can walk a circle, you can ask your horse to trot a circle.


Now, by trotting a circle, I mean that the horse moves exactly where you ask, at the exact speed you ask.


And when he's relaxed and confident doing that, you can ask him to canter.


But if you ask him to canter, and he's not confident and relaxed, and not moving exactly where you ask at the exact speed you ask, then you'll have problems.


Your horse will resist, he may kick up, he may run off, he may shy.


So it's always a question of coming back a step, and working on things you can do.


Never try and ride down the road if your horse shies, it's dangerous.


Come back to an easy situation and work from there.


And it doesn't matter if it takes a day, a week, or a month until your horse is ready to ride down the road.


It's a small investment to make.


So please remember, teaching your horse is never ever complicated.


It's simple and easy.


But it's always difficult to think in the same simple way as your horse.


And when you learn to do that, you're on the road to a vast improvement with both your horse and yourself.


Neil's Inner Circle was designed to be the most effective way to learn these simple, easy lessons for training your horse. 


You'll learn my fundamental Fear-free approach via convenient video lessons, you'll have a PDF copy of my book as a fast reference guide, plus the most exciting development yet:


6-months access to Neil's Inner Circle private Facebook group designed to give you support and guidance every step of the way.


Are you ready for the relationship of your dreams with your horse?

If you're experiencing any of these issues...


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409 customers rate Fear-free Horse Training 9.65 out of 10!

Does he push over you when you lead him?

Does he bite?

Does he move around when you saddle or groom him?


Does he move around when you mount?

Does he run off when you trot a circle?

Does he kick up and resist when you canter?

Does your horse shy on the trail?

Is he difficult to load into a trailer?

Join today for only AUD$149:

The Fundamentals Online Clinic

Your step-by-step guide to getting everything you've ever wanted out of your horse....

  • Over 6 hours of training
  • 19 video lessons
  • Unlimited access on all devices


See Neil work up-close and personal with different horses. Listen as he explains every step in great detail. Watch Neil help riders and owners with their horses.  


Here's a taste of what you'll discover in this Online Clinic:  

7 lessons with 'Cheeky'

Lesson 1 with Cheeky: Basic Ground Positions

Length: 19 minutes

  • In this lesson you'll learn the basic ground rules to teach your horse.
  • You'll also see how being definite and consistent teaches a horse to relax.

Cheeky is a 7 year old mare who I started under saddle about 4 years ago. I haven't done much with her since, but she's had the basic lessons.

Lesson 2 with Cheeky: Standing for Saddling

Length: 25 minutes

  • In this lesson you'll see how to teach your horse to stand for saddling. 
  • You'll also see what to do when your horse is above himself with feed.

Lesson 3 with Cheeky: The Importance of Forward Movement

Length: 18 minutes

  • In this lesson you'll learn how to teach any horse to back up on the ground. 
  • How the ground lessons can be used for everyday handling.
  • Teaching your horse to concentrate on you and what you want.

Lesson 4 with Cheeky: On the Road to a Better Attitude

Length: 23 minutes

  • How to overcome resistance. 
  • Working on trot to canter and canter to trot transitions.
  • Controlling speed.

Lesson 5 with Cheeky: Lungeing, and Being Definite and Consistent

Length: 25 minutes

  • Teaching a horse to lunge 
  • How confidence and control leads to co-operation and relaxation.

Lesson 6 with Cheeky: Standing for saddling and a relaxed ridden horse.

Length: 28 minutes

  • See how the basic ground lessons are used for saddling and mounting. 
  • A relaxed and confident ridden horse.

Lesson 7 with Cheeky: Pushing Over the Handler and Discipline

Length: 43 minutes

  • Why a horse pushes over the handler. 
  • Too much feed and not enough work.
  • Backing up on the ground.

6 lessons with EI the pony club horse

EI is a 9 year old pony club horse. In the following lessons I help Isabel. EI is giving Isabel trouble resisting and kicking up.

Lesson 1 with EI: Overcoming Resistance and Moving Forward Correctly

Length: 15 minutes

  • How to overcome resistance. 
  • Beginning to teach EI to move forward correctly.

Lesson 2 with EI: Establishing the Basics

Length: 18 minutes

  • Establishing the basics on the ground. 
  • Moving where I ask, how I ask.

Lesson 3 with EI: Overcoming Excess Energy

Length: 12 minutes

  • Establishing a frame of mind where the horse can relax and learn.

Lesson 4 with EI: A Relaxed Trot

Length: 11 minutes

  • Achieving a relaxed forward trot. 
  • Concentration and controlling speed.

Lesson 5 with EI: Remaining Neutral at All Times

Length: 17 minutes

  • Assessing energy and teaching a horse to concentrate on the ground.

Lesson 6 with EI: Getting Into His Mind and A Lesson with the Rider

Length: 24 minutes

  • Teaching a horse to move exactly how you want, exactly where you want. 
  • A Lesson with Isabel riding Ei.

4 Trailer loading lessons

Michael brought along a 9 year old mare who's had bad experiences loading into a trailer.

Lesson 1 trailer loading: Stepping over Obstacles

Length: 20 minutes

  • Preparing a horse to load into a trailer. 
  • Stepping over obstacles.

Lesson 2 trailer loading: First Steps Into the Trailer

Length: 10 minutes

  • A difficult horse to load. 
  • First steps into the trailer.

Lesson 3 trailer loading: Building Confidence

Length: 7 minutes

  • What to do if a horse rushes back.

Lesson 4 trailer loading: What to Look For In a Trailer

Length: 20 minutes

  • Trailer loading Basics. 
  • What to look for in a trailer.

A basic ground lesson with Peachey

Peachey is an ex-racetrack 11 year old mare.

Lesson with Peachey: A Basic Ground Lesson 

Length: 20 minutes

  • What gear I recommend and what you DON'T need. 
  • Basic ground lessons for a more relaxed horse. 
  • The tack you need.

You'll also get my instant access PDF book...

I can't give you my experience, but I can give you the benefit of my 50 years of horse experience. 

Over 300 colour photos featured across 224 pages.

Neil's Inner Circle Private Facebook Group

Plus, for the very first time...

Will you be in the inner circle?

  • 6 months access to this exclusive group 
  • Interact with horse lovers from around the world using the Fear-free Fundamentals techniques with their horses

Plus, for the first time ever:

One-on-one advice from Neil to support you every step of the way!

Join me in creating a positive, supportive, friendly group for horse lovers everywhere

Enjoy one-on-one feedback from Neil

Ask questions about any of the Fundamental lessons

Share photos and videos of you and your horses

Interact with passionate horse lovers around the world

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409 customers rate Fear-free Horse Training 9.65 out of 10!

"I'm training two younger horses for my children to ride and feel Neil's methods have already shown to be superior to other 'natural horsemanship' methods. My horses are calm and secure which equals a safer mount for my kids."

- Rachelle Gibby (rated 10/10)

"Neil's approach to horses is unique in that it shatters many widely accepted practices. Brilliant in its simplicity, it is a focused and intentional methodology of clear communication that works. Every time, and with every horse. Well done, Neil! And thank you for sharing!"

-  Nick (rated 10/10)

"Because what you teach really works and it's a better method than most I have come across in the TB industry. The weanlings and yearlings are softer and easier to work with, less reactive to new situations and generally calmer."

- Rowena Hobart (rated 10/10)

"This approach just makes sense. I have been following Neil's methods for many years and I have found that the results speak for themselves. It makes handling and training horses so enjoyable and safe."

-  David Cusack (rated 10/10)

""Suitable for my mare post a bad experience, method worked fast Suitable for my weanling, he's perfect. I've messaged  Neil personal questions and all have been responded to with helpful advice."

- Cherie (rated 10/10)

"I have tried your methods of handling horses and although I'm certainly not an expert, and still have much to learn, I found that it is sensible and logical and it works a treat. Also there is no BS showmanship involved!!! Cheers Phil"

- Philip Stovell (rated 10/10)

"Because your knowledge on understanding horse-think has been a godsend for both myself and my horses, and has resulted in a greater appreciation of what and how to ask, and what to expect."

-  Patricia Griffiths (rated 10/10)

"The lessons were clear and easy to follow and I love that it's not about gadgets or tricks but most importantly building a great relationship with your horse so you'll enjoy being together."

- Emma Pike (rated 10/10)

"Neil explains things in a very simple user-friendly way and has the horses welfare and best interests first and foremost. My horses have all responded to the way I work with them by using Neil's methods. I could not be happier with the results. Happy horses = happy farm. :)"

- Jodi Dewick (rated 10/10)

"I used to Rodeo and over the years have adopted a lot of the American trends with flags and join up, etc. Neil's method is without doubt THE very best in my opinion because it is literally, ''Fear Free'. The horse remains calm and relaxed throughout the whole process, which sets them up for life.It's logical, commonsense and works."

-  Mick Gleeson (rated 10/10)

"I am no expert with horses and have seen various techniques in use but with grave reservations. I recommended Fear Free to a friend who had had an unfortunate experience and she was over the moon with the success she achieved. It just makes sense! Thank you from horses in my care."

- Susan Brooks (rated 10/10)

"All of my horses are known for being calm and trustworthy, very different backgrounds, characters and breeds but what you teach has helped me bring out the best in them all."

- Angie Lloyd (rated 10/10)

"Neil deals with reality, and does not have a set of exercises/rules/patterns that are recommended for all. Neil's belief system includes a whole lot of room for individualizing training, but no magic bullets. His affection for horses is tempered with "firm but fair" sort of training. It works!"

-  Lynne Liebelt (rated 10/10)

"I have used Neil's methods on multiple horses. All with a positive outcome. I have less than 5 years experience with horses. Every time someone new comes to see the horses, I get the comment " they are so friendly". I attribute this to Neil."

-  Ken Ittner (rated 10/10)

"My foal came, I followed every step, every instruction. His now 5 yr old, he has developed into my dream horse. We have communication, understanding, trust, gentleness, and 0 worry and stress. Best horse in the world for me, and all because of Neil's work."

-  Dee Gonzales (rated 10/10)

In the last 12 months, we've collected 336 incredible "10 out of 10" reviews from thrilled customers. Here's a taste: 

"The simple philosophy of sticking to the basics of controlling the speed, direction and gait, has made a huge impact on the horses I have worked with. Every horse has different quirks, but it always comes back to these when dealing with riding issues."

- Chris Lloyd (rated 10/10)

"I have total faith in the methods used in this book, they are straight forward, well explained and no nonsense. My horse and I have already benefited hugely from these guidelines. Thank you so much Neil."

-  Cobie Curtis (rated 10/10)

"Instructions are clear, easy to follow and make sense to both human and horse. There is no drama, no gimmicks or expensive training gear to buy, just simple, honest advise. I love that it is a gentle way and doesn't traumatize the horse."

-   Beatrice Ehm (rated 10/10)

"Neil is straight forward and easy to understand and it has provided great framework for my training. I'm being guided at my own pace and my horse is responding so positively. I have watched the videos over and over and learn something every time."

- Estelle O'Brien (rated 10/10)

"After going to many different trainers and not finding what I was looking for I have read Neil's book "Fear-Free Horse Training " and purchased his online video "Fundamentals Online Clinic", this is what I have been searching for all these years."

-  Beverly Tomlinson (rated 10/10)

"Neil's approach is the next step in Horsemanship his work is hands down some of the best I've seen in 30+yrs of breaking and training. This is most definitely, a better deal for horses."

-   Adam Tibbitts (rated 10/10)

"Neil shows that the horse desires a partnership and he treats the horse as respectfully as the horse should treat him. He convinces the horse to choose the correct behavior for the partnership rather than trying to subdue and dominate him through intimidation."

- Rose Cronin (rated 10/10)

"Everything tallies with my lifetime of experience with horses and how they react in a wide variety of situations. Have been seriously searching for information for quite a while and this is by far the best I have found. With Fear-free you can be confident of a good result, without relying on an assistant."

-  Joe Mawn (rated 10/10)

"It is such a kind and effective way to work with my horse, an ex-pacer, we are now trotting and occasional canter after only 6 months off the track. He raced for 6 years and was not saddle broken. Your book is great for guidance on how to teach what you would like you horse to learn without fear or pain. I love it."

-   Wendy Klopp (rated 10/10)

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Fear-free Fundamentals Online Clinic

RRP AUD $299


Fear-free Horse Training Book (PDF)

RRP AUD $49


Neil's Inner Circle Private Facebook Group (6 months access)

RRP AUD $1,000 +


TOTAL RRP AUD $1,348


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Frequently asked questions

Q. “When will I get access to the Online Clinic, the PDF book and the Inner Circle Facebook Group?”

A. Once you complete the secure online checkout, you'll be sent instant access to the Fundamentals Online Clinic, which you can access 24/7 from the Members area. 


Your PDF book will be emailed to you within 10 minutes. 


Then we'll add you manually to the Facebook group, please allow 24 hours.

Q. “What happens if I don't get these emails?”

A. Please check your Junk / Spam mail folders as it sometimes ends up there (we attach the PDF to the email). 


If you still haven't received it, please email neil@fearfreehorsetraining.com. 

Q. “How do I read my PDF on my computer?”

A. Most computers and modern devices (tablets, smartphones) are capable of opening a PDF document. 


For example, the Google Chrome browser can open a PDF. 


There are also a range of great free PDF readers. Search Google for "free PDF reader" for a range of options. Adobe Reader is our favourite.  

Q. “How do I watch the Online Clinic?"

A. You will receive an email with login details for the Fear-free Horse Training members area. Once you login, you will have UNLIMITED streaming access to 19 video lessons (over 6 hours of content). This can be  streamed on any device, and you can watch lessons over and over again. Your access to the Fundamentals Online Clinic will never expire.


Please note: the Online Clinic is best viewed with Google Chrome web browser.

Q. “So what's included in Neil's Inner Circle?”

A. When you join Neil's Inner Circle for a one-time payment of $149AUD, you'll get instant access to Neil's Fundamentals Online Clinic, a PDF copy of his best selling book Fear-free Horse Training, plus 6 months access to Neil's Inner Circle Facebook group for 1:1 feedback and support. It's the best possible way to develop your horse training skills!

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"I am now in my 60s, not one of the horses I handled in all the time I've used Neil's method has ever bucked. I have had some interesting discussions with people who insist that a horse must have a fight to be considered broken in - l strongly disagree. And have been laughed at but the results speak for themselves as you will quickly find out if you embrace Neil's methods."

- Philip Stovell, Timaru New Zealand 

"As a breeder of welsh mountain ponies, many of which go on to be ponies for very small children I believe it is very important that my ponies are given positive experiences early in their lives to instil confidence and trust. I follow Neil's fear free horse training methods when working with my foals to give them the best possible start in life ."

- Suzanne Evans, Toowoomba Australia

"I landed in circumstances where I was responsible for a couple of horses and tried various so called experts to further their training. I was not happy with much of what was being done but I had little experience to base my thoughts on. I then happened upon Fear-free horse training and it rang plenty of bells for me. I am working through the process and have noticed a change in the response of the horses. Thank you so much I have still so much to learn."

- Sue Brooks, Urenui

"I already recommend Neil Davies and his Fear-free Horse Training to my friends or people on social media who are having problems with their horses. I agree with Neil's methods and they work wonderfully with my youngster, my older broodmare, and my colt. If they work on my variety of horses this shows he speaks the language of horses and surely this is what every equestrian strives to do."

- Isabelle Benn, Newark

"I believe in Neil's way of teaching horses as I have also been treating horses with respect, patience and kindness and it really works. If everyone would read or watch Neil's common sense way of treating horses, we wouldn't have so many unwanted horses to go to slaughter. Responsible breeders would slow down in relation to the consumer's wants which would unfortunately for them be less because more owners are keeping their forever horse."

- Victoria Todd-Barth, Omro, WI USA

"I highly recommend Neil's Fear-Free training technique, it's simple and effective and it just makes sense. I used Neil's principles when I took custody of a 10-year-old, unhandled mare, I made amazing progress and I have no experience with unhandled horses. Now her willingness to try and confidence is astounding. The person I got my mare from was going to shoot her because he didn't know where to start. If people knew how simple and kind fear-free training is, many horses might be spared a similar fate. "

- Cara Nicita, Cobbitty, Australia

"Fear-free horse training makes total sense and it works! Horses do not forget, otherwise we could not train them to do anything. That's why we never want to create fear in them because they will not forget that either. The training material and book are straightforward and easy to follow in plain English. You do not need any special knowledge, only patience, and be able to control your temper - in case you've got one. Be reliable and consistent and you will achieve far more than you ever could imagine. Go for it, stick with it and you'll be amazed."

- Karin Brueggemann, Whoota, Australia

"I love Neil's approach, it is refreshing and makes a great deal of sense. My cob is ex driving and she has had her fair share of trauma before I bought her. The idea of flapping bags and flags around her was totally useless and only served to make her crazy. Neil's idea of just get her comfortable in your presence was so inspirational. She now comes to me when I call her go into the paddock. Before she would head to the furthest corner. She stands for mounting and enjoys headrubs. All of which really bothered her before. I'm thrilled I found Neil's training methods - they have certainly changed our lives xxx"

- Siobhan Wolf, Tallow, Co Waterford. Ireland

"I saw Neil Davies work in Auckland about 30 years ago, so definitely his length of service and obvious love of horses is a high recommendation in itself. I have found his ideas fascinating and useful as I've been training the first pony I've trained for 20 years for my daughter. Our pony is now ridden and lovely. I guess the stand out moment was actually with her paddock mate, a very "head up" arab , who one day just came up in the paddock and put her head down asking for a rub! It was very sweet. Thanks Neil - please come and teach in NZ sometime. "

- Katharine Smith-holley, Palmerston New Zealand

"I highly recommend Neil's ethics of training horses. No fancy gimmicks or expensive *must have* equipment, just good old fashioned horse sense for people, explained in an easy to follow and logical way. No more chasing in a round ring, waving flags, etc. I have used Neil's methods on all of my horses, and have been very successful in starting our green gypsy cob and my other ott standard bred, even worked on one of my unruly miniature pony as well. Thank you Neil for passing on your knowledge and easy to follow techniques!"

- Julie Maple, Tasmania

"I looked into a lot of methods and training philosophy when I got my first foal. The idea of chasing my new baby around to show her who is boss just did not set well. I am so glad I found Neil's method, I've used it since day 1 and my girl is relaxed and confident and has been one the easiest horses to work with. She knows it is good to be with me and that I will never hurt or scare her so she approaches new situations confidently. I will use Neil's way on all my future horses too!"

- Deanna Schawe, Houston Texas 

"I have never been the type to swing ropes and dominate my horses through fear! I muddled through years of trial and error trying to find a better way than whatever was in vogue at the time. Then I discovered Neil and his Fear-free Philosophy. I bought his book and a whole world of horse handling opened up to me. At last, someone who didn't expect me to be a herd leader or chase my horse in continuous circles . I bought the Foal handling Clinic USB and my babies are handled in that way from birth. My haphazard , well intentioned approach is now organised and purposeful thanks to Neil. My horses are confident, calm and ready to take on their next challenges in life."

- Vivienne Moore, Graytown. Victoria, Australia

"Neil's methods are the best for horse and handler the calmness and understanding is the best start any horse or pony could have and I highly recommend every horse person to go into Neil's courses and see for your self how it all makes sense and how the horses understand what you are teaching them I recommend Neil's methods to you all."

- Sue Mouat

"I used this method with my young horse who is now 6 and found he accepts everything I put at him he is clam and relaxed I recently went back to pony club and put him in a complete new world no dramas at all and whenever in doubt on anything with the new foal I always head back to Neil's work - always gets me through so thank you Neil!"

- Pauline Fagg, Ambrose

"Neils approach is calm, sensible and possibly affirms some of the things you already know, but probably don't do. We have stallions and colts all of which are quiet and easy to handle. People who bring their mares to stud regularly comment on how calm and well behaved the stallions are, even when they are driven out in company of other horses, this is thanks to Neil's advice and techniques, which I have used for a long time now. Unfortunately there are too many lion tamers out there who would greatly benefit from Neil's approach and advice. I know I did and I had already had over 30 years experience with horses."

- Janette Croker, Hartlepool, UK

"Everyone who owns a horse should read and APPLY Neil's training methods. I found his book simple and easy to read, and his methods well explained. Clearly Neil has a love and understanding of horses that is unparalleled in the horse world. I wish every trainer used these methods. We would have far fewer horses ending up in bad situations and owners who enjoyed their horses more! If you love horses you need to use Neil's methods!"

- Denise Near, Coldwater Ontario Canada

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Neil's book, videos and methods to friends with any involvement in the horse industry. He explains and demonstrates clearly how to deal with horses from weanlings through all stages of training to help anyone achieve real results and horses who are a pleasure to own, work with and ride. Neil can show ways to tackle lots of common "problems" that can exist, plus assist riders and handlers prevent them occurring by starting out from the get go with his no nonsense, kind and effective tips. His book is my go to manual often, before getting into difficulties with our young and off the track Thoroughbreds. "

- Felicity Enriquez, Mangrove Mountain NSW Australia

"I would recommend Neil Davies' Fear-free Horse Training because he uses simple methods and easy explanations. And he insist on repeating those methods or explanations the very same way we do it with our kids...and it works!!"

- Carole Laurier, Canada

"Neil has a way of explaining very well how and why he handles the horse in a particular way so it makes sense to the horse without stress or confusion and this increases the horses confidence in the rider. I have used Neils approach with my young one and he is now going kindly under saddle and we have a respectful, happy partnership. Neil makes his method so easy for the person to follow by breaking down each step so one is not left guessing."

- Jackie Fry, Berry Springs Australia

"I purchased Fear-free Horse Training and loved it, it made so much sense! Neil's methods made such a difference with the horse I had at the time, who had several problems from bad initial experiences. I emailed Neil with the history and some queries - much to my surprise, not only did he respond very promptly, he was extremely generous with his advice."

- Sue Paterson, Auckland, New Zealand

"Neil's very methodical, gentle approach to training just made so much sense to me. It allows the horse to process what's happening, build patterns of behaviour and feel safe while doing so. My TB mare is a different horse from the one we first met, thanks to Neil (who has even provided online help for specific problems), and is happier, calmer and more confident as a result. Highly recommended."

- Sharon Cope, Auckland

"It actually works! No gimmicks or showmanship just a super sensible approach that works! My mare was started using a different training approach that left her extremely nervous and lacking any confidence. After a lot of time and effort by myself she has turned into a nice riding horse. Since then I have started her foal following Neil's foal videos and it has been ridiculously straight forward! My only regret is not finding Neil's training advice for my mare - I could have saved her from a lot of fear and stress!"

- Anna Tarver, Ashburton NZ

"I believe with Fear-free Training you will build a strong bond with your horse. This method is based on trust and gaining the horses confidence in you. I would recommend the Neil Davies Fear-free programme to all horse owners that want the best from there horse."

- Derek Sawford, Maungakaramea New Zealand

"Neil's kind and compassionate training is what drew me to Neil's work for my daughter to train our 18 month old stockhorse. His no-nonsense no gimmicks fear free training is easy, engaging & educational. I love that he gets inside the horse's mind. He even gives insight into problem solving with older horses that can be overcome going back to the basics. I highly recommend Neil to all my horsey friends."

- Rachael Hecker, Victoria Australia 

"I met and attended some Neil Davies clinics over 25 years ago, his teachings and methods worked for me to break in my first horse and many subsequent horses. We decided to breed horses and I have used everything I learnt from clinics and videos to teach my youngsters from the word go. I still employ these methods today and they are still working. I am blessed to have met Neil and learnt how to be a better horse person."

- Kerry Chapman, Laverstock NSW Australia

"I really like how he is so gentle with the horses, and I just got a freisian gypsy yearling, that I have tried his methods on and he is so gentle and easy to do things with. I can pick up his feet with no problem, I have put pads on him with a cinch around him. I don't scare him with things, so he really trust me. And he's always trying to please me. Thank you so much for your horse training methods, I'm sold on them!!"

- Donna Mowery, Randle WA.

"2 years ago I bought a horse-waited my whole life for this dream to come true. It quickly became a nightmare. I was told she was bomb proof, trail ridden etc. All lies. In fact she was a 12 yr old Belgian cross, mostly unhandled and very herd bound. At one point someone told me to get rid of her, she will kill me. A friend recommended Fear-free Horse Training by Neil Davies and I ordered the book. I studied that book. It is my go-to when I am stuck. She trusts me, she wants to be with me and looks forward to our time together. All of this thanks to Neil. Thank you Neil for bringing such positive change to the horse world."

- Denise Elliott, Guelph Canada

"I became friends with my second horse (a 18yr old Irish Sport horse) after many people said don't buy an old horse. Even though he had been there and done that, we still had to build that bond, that relationship. With the help of Neil Davies' book and videos, we started with the basics and are still learning every day. Two years on I now get comments like 'I can't believe how far you've come!' - thanks Neil "

- Rayleen Camp, Pullenvale, Australia 

"I would highly recommend Neil Davies & Fear-free Horse Training... it's easy to understand, back to basics, a method which really works. I have used Neil's method for my young horses with great success."

- Michelle George, East Lynne Australia

"Simple, logical steps, to train my horse without frightening her. Clearly explains what you should do, without asking me to buy any special tool or gimmick. In plain and simple terms, makes every step clear and easy to follow."

- Fiona Kellie, Bega, Australia 

"The Fear-free Horse Training methods have helped me and my 12 year old quarter horse to become a team. He has become the horse I always wanted and he looks to be for guidance and I can rely on him to try his hardest to do what I ask."

- Maggie Clunas, Australia 

"Neil provides a sensible, easy to understand approach to interacting with horses. His work is so helpful and he has responded ty messages and questions. We are lucky to have someone with a true understanding of horse training etc who is willing to share his knowledge and experience."

- Karen Innes-Walke, Norfolk Island

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