Miri has ridden my horse Obi for the last 4 years. We came across each by chance and after watching her schooling other people’s horses I thought I would offer her the ride on Obi. Obi is a very precious horse to me and extremely sensitive to situations and definitely not a horse to be ridden by many people. His first career as a Show horse went very well and he went to Hoys but it was Miri who opened my eyes to other disciplines such as Show jumping and Dressage having never been affiliated in either.
When I sent my pony Bailey to Miri to be backed, I was kept updated with progress via messages, calls and videos so I felt really involved despite not being physically present at the beginning. Bailey was looked after immaculately. His training was done in a relaxed, gentle way.
My story starts three years ago when I bought a young welsh section D who had recently been gelded and who didn’t trust anyone or anything. Gavin was a lot more than I bargained for and I spent two years working with him and admittedly making improvements, but always battling his extreme tension.
Boots was not a happy horse, despite almost a year of investigation and various treatments he was not flourishing. I was feeling very alone and was getting to the end of my tether as I just didn’t know what else to do to try to help him. Miri was recommended to me as somebody who can work with complicated horses, however I believe her talents extend far beyond this.
I ran into problems with a new horse, so I reached out to Miri for help. The ridden side was going fairly well but the handling was getting more and more difficult. I discovered Miri’s groundwork videos online and asked Miri to do a few groundwork sessions before we started ridden sessions.