Human & Equine. Artist & Author

Human & Equine

My passion is the bond between the human and their equine. I help people achieve a close bond and partnership with their horse using an ethical and compassionate approach. Please click on the links below for more information on the services I offer. 

I specialise in animal portraits. To view my gallery of portraits and prices please click here

Here you will find a FREE to access horsemanship resource bank of my many published articles, downloads and blogs. I share freely with people my insights, knowledge and expertise. It is MY GIFT TO YOU.

Also alongside the FREE resources I have written themed indepth resources and workbooks. These are available for a small fee. 

About Me

I am a Horsemanship Practitioner, Reiki Healer, Artist and Author. I live in Coventry and provide services to people and their equines in Coventry, Warwickshire and surrounding areas. 

My horsemanship ethos and approach has been showcased many times with articles appearing in:

  • Horse Magazine
  • Your Horse Magazine
  • Horsemanship Magazine
  • Horsemanship Journal & Western UK Magazine
  • Horse and Hound
  • The Barefoot Horse Magazine

Mostly under my maiden name of Maris. (I married in 2015). 

I am a highly qualified teacher and have lectured to degree level for two Universities and held an advisory position within education at national strategic level. I have a wealth of expertise in how people and horses learn. This ensures my clients be they have two legs or four get taught in a style they prefer.   

My passion is the inter-relationship between horse and human. I have many years of hands on experience using ethical positive reinforcement alongside the language of the herd. My ethos and approach enables equine and human partnerships to achieve harmony. I focus on methods which teach people to how to transform their partnership with their horse, so they work together happily. I teach people to be able to understand and hear their horse, so they can communicate with dialogue. My approach is about softness, no force. The connection is of two minds, bodies, spirits and souls. The first time my clients feel soft connected harmony with their horse they are amazed. Clients learn how to take their horsemanship to another level by becoming effective in equine dialogue. My wide experience as a human educator, horsemanship practitioner and healer enables me to deliver bespoke structured sessions.

I am a Reiki healer qualified 2nd Degree Usui Reiki Ryoho Clinician. These skills blend beautifully with my horsemanship approach. Or can be used stand alone to provide healing to humans or animals. My work often focuses on the relationship aspect or in rehabilitation of equines. I am often required to work with people and horses that are lacking in confidence, struggling with anxiety, are stressed or suffering emotionally or physically. Being a healer and horsemanship practitioner enables me to provide services to my clients be they have two legs or four for mind, body, spirit and soul. I have wide experience in soul to soul connection and the blend of my skills enables me to help horses and humans become soul companions. This connection can feel magical, it is not, it is real and you can be taught how to connect and bond with your horse. More and more people are looking for a better way and more meaningful connection with their horse. My ethos, approach and skill set enable me to help people live their dreams.  

I can only work one to one with a very limited number of people with their horses. I do not clock watch with my clients, they get my full attention and support not only during their sessions but support between sessions too. 

To benefit more people I write to share my experiences, insights, guiding principles of horsemanship and my methods. My passion is to help as many people as I can with their horsemanship, writing enables me to provide this support wider than I can face to face. I have been published many times in different national magazines and most of these articles I have made available to read for FREE in the Published Articles section.

I have produced a series of Horsemanship Work Books that people can purchase to use alongside professional support of their own choice.

I have written many FREE to read blogs on many different aspects of horsemanship for people to enjoy and join in the discussion and debate.

I am passionate about equine welfare and I am the founding member of the original Non Ridden Equine Facebook Group and the not for profit Non Ridden Equine Association UK. This is a collective of like-minded people who share a passion for helping the most disadvantaged equines to have a voice. It is also a platform for people who choose not to ride to feel comfortable sharing their stories and journeys. The association showcases good practice from many like-minded professionals.   

I understand for some taking the first step of getting in touch can be daunting due to previous negative experiences with traditional instructors. You will find my approach miles away from the average instructor shouting confusing instructions. Sessions are structured to your agenda: they are informative, fun, logical, methodical and supportive. If you are looking to build confidence for you and or your horse I am very compassionate, understanding and I have a proven track record of success. If you are looking for a spark to ignite your horsemanship journey toward excellence then give me a call. Talent can be taught. With a teaspoon of raw talent, tutoring, and planned, purposeful consistent practice you and your horse can live your dream.