To every horseperson who truly wants the best for their horses...

Learn to gain your horse’s trust and confidence, without confrontation or force

Many long-held beliefs about horse training are wrong.

Dear fellow horse lover,
My name is Neil Davies and I rebelled against using harsh methods over 50 years ago.
I know there’s a better way to train every horse.

Are traditional beliefs stopping you from gaining trust and cooperation from your horse?

My approach to horse training is based on building confidence and teaching every horse, every step of the way.

A Simple, KIND, Step-by-Step Approach that works

Over the past fifty years, the thousands of horses I’ve trained have taught me:

I’ve taken my lifetime of experience, my beliefs and my understanding of horse psychology and written them in a simple way that everyone can learn and benefit from.

The Ultimate Guide to Training your Horse, Using Cooperation and Trust

This is the book that friends and fellow horse owners have been pleading with me to write for the past 30 years.

That’s right, this is a book. It's shipped to you in a package.

You can hold it in your hands, turn the pages, and smell that new book smell.

It will always be around for you when you need to check something. Whether you leave it on your coffee table to refer to it regularly, keep it on your nightstand to read it in bed at night, or even take it out into the yard when you work with your horse, this is your horse training Bible.

In this LARGE FORMAT HARDCOVER 224-Page book, with 320 Colour photos, You’ll see:

HUNDREDS OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES AFTER READING FEAR-FREE HORSE TRAINING

Mr. Davies, thank you. I have read and re-read your book, studied your videos, and contemplated your philosophy and vision. Thank you, for me and for my horses. I've seen the rest, but no one, and I mean no one, does what you do. The difference in my horses speaks volumes for you as well. Your book is a welcome and needed revelation and revolution in horse training and relationships.
Nick Weber

Neil is a pioneer, everybody who owns or interacts with horses should read Neil's book. His book will teach you all you need to know in how to manage your horse and build a relationship with him. It will most importantly teach you how to make your horse confident and happy.
Ruth Mayes

Just wanted to say thank you. Your info has taken me beyond what I could have imagined with horses, and in life overall. At 38 yrs old I bought a horse that was way out of my skill level (I had only ridden cow ponies on ranches off and on as a kid). My first ride resulted in being on crutches for a month. Now, a year later, he is one of my proudest achievements and every ride reminds me of how bad ass I am. (I know, that sounds conceited, but I assure you I am not!) I feel bad ass for finding a new path with horses and building a real bond with a very sensitive horse, even as a beginner rider. Thank you!!!!!!
Valerie Evans

It’s like the bible for horses! Best thing ever, just practical common sense. I got this book originally for my foal (now 5 weeks old), but I’ve used it a lot on her 16 year old mother as well, they are never too old if using your approach. The difference is amazing.
Lisa Forbes

Get the Book SO worth it. 🤗🤗 just received mine the other day & I luv it, learning so many new things as a first time trainer for my yearling . You will get farther by doing less & end up with greater results in a much shorter time.
Niomie Kruger

I bought this book for a young girl that owns a horse. I all ready own the book and I told her this is my bible when it comes to horses. I have spread the word all over Facebook and in Missouri. Thank you again. My two appys, a filly and a colt are 7 months old now and are doing great because of you. Thanks again. I will keep sharing on Facebook.
Oscar Wells

Buying Neil's book and reading from cover to cover AND actually applying completely transformed my horse - and me! Thanks Neil. Can't endorse this method enough.
Haillie Buckley

Already taken your advice on spooking – Fantastic! Distraction and getting the horse to do other stuff as soon as the gait slowed and the head went up – worked so well – without horse or rider getting to the point of being scared and wanting to bail out! Thanks for another addition to my "toolbox" Neil.
Sarah Van De Sandt

Just received my book and loving it! Even chapters that I thought might not apply to me as much (such as starting a foal – as I don't have one) I still read it through, and came across some very helpful advice and knowledge that I'll be using with my gelding who's not a baby anymore!! Looking forward to finishing the whole book.
Kelly Bek

My book arrived promptly a few days ago – it's really good quality and full of so much helpful advice – and all in the 'positive' vein. Had its first read through in the first 24 hours and now looking forward to the slower re-read.
Alison Paisley

Got a book for my birthday – best ever. Totally changed a lot of my ideas and increased my understanding and empathy ten fold – Happy horses too. Thanks Neil
Kate

My book arrived yesterday and I literally can't put it down. It's everything I was hoping for and so much more. I flipped through and the first thing I read was "You can't overdo pleasantness. The is the most powerful training tool available to you." Never a truer statement written. I had a huge smile when I opened it up and found it had been personally signed, gorgeous! Thankyou for sharing your life's knowledge Neil, your kind heart and compassion shines through in this beautifully written book. Amazing!!
Elle

I just love how sensible this is. The book is full of no-nonsense, common sense info.
Lianne Van Kerchof

This is an excellent book. It doesn't matter how long you've been around horses, read this and learn more.
Shirley Robinson

Hi Neil, Thankyou for your book.... I haven't managed to get through it all yet, but, I'm amazed how the chapter on shying has made a difference to me and my mare. I can't believe how I have been missing the signs. Just two lessons in with correction when she looks at something ro takes her attention off me has made a huge difference. Thankyou so much
Gillian

I have the book and it's amazing. So simple. My young one is coming along beautiful. Thankyou
Amanda Broughton

Neil's book is the most common sense and enlightened guide I have read on horse training. The technique is working well for my green pony and my green self.
Helena Scott

I can recommend this book. Has been working great for me.
John Davies

I just received the book yesterday! I knew from reading the blog that at last I'd found someone who had more experience yes, but the same way of thinking. Have only put the book down to get some sleep!! I've read lots of books and watched videos but there was always something missing. Thankyou Neil for this book!
Julie Rimmer

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I am so very pleased to say that after reading your very sensible and logical training approach in your book, I have been enjoying seeing my six month old filly foal progress from being scared and aggressive to relaxing and her confidence is building up. I have now progressed to getting her head collar on and she is letting us pat her and rub her over her body ... We are now up to commencing her leading training and I will enjoy adapting to your ideas with this girl ... so far so good ... thanks again

– Julie

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​​I Want To Build A Better Relationship With My Horse
All the best from Neil Davies
On behalf of horses everywhere.

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Mr. Davies, thank you. I have read and re-read your book, studied your videos, and contemplated your philosophy and vision. Thank you, for me and for my horses. I've seen the rest, but no one, and I mean no one, does what you do. The difference in my horses speaks volumes for you as well. Your book is a welcome and needed revelation and revolution in horse training and relationships.
Nick Weber

Neil is a pioneer, everybody who owns or interacts with horses should read Neil's book. His book will teach you all you need to know in how to manage your horse and build a relationship with him. It will most importantly teach you how to make your horse confident and happy.
Ruth Mayes

Just wanted to say thank you. Your info has taken me beyond what I could have imagined with horses, and in life overall. At 38 yrs old I bought a horse that was way out of my skill level (I had only ridden cow ponies on ranches off and on as a kid). My first ride resulted in being on crutches for a month. Now, a year later, he is one of my proudest achievements and every ride reminds me of how bad ass I am. (I know, that sounds conceited, but I assure you I am not!) I feel bad ass for finding a new path with horses and building a real bond with a very sensitive horse, even as a beginner rider. Thank you!!!!!!
Valerie Evans

It’s like the bible for horses! Best thing ever, just practical common sense. I got this book originally for my foal (now 5 weeks old), but I’ve used it a lot on her 16 year old mother as well, they are never too old if using your approach. The difference is amazing.
Lisa Forbes

Get the Book SO worth it. 🤗🤗 just received mine the other day & I luv it, learning so many new things as a first time trainer for my yearling . You will get farther by doing less & end up with greater results in a much shorter time.
Niomie Kruger

I bought this book for a young girl that owns a horse. I all ready own the book and I told her this is my bible when it comes to horses. I have spread the word all over Facebook and in Missouri. Thank you again. My two appys, a filly and a colt are 7 months old now and are doing great because of you. Thanks again. I will keep sharing on Facebook.
Oscar Wells

Buying Neil's book and reading from cover to cover AND actually applying completely transformed my horse - and me! Thanks Neil. Can't endorse this method enough.
Haillie Buckley

Already taken your advice on spooking – Fantastic! Distraction and getting the horse to do other stuff as soon as the gait slowed and the head went up – worked so well – without horse or rider getting to the point of being scared and wanting to bail out! Thanks for another addition to my "toolbox" Neil.
Sarah Van De Sandt

Just received my book and loving it! Even chapters that I thought might not apply to me as much (such as starting a foal – as I don't have one) I still read it through, and came across some very helpful advice and knowledge that I'll be using with my gelding who's not a baby anymore!! Looking forward to finishing the whole book.
Kelly Bek

My book arrived promptly a few days ago – it's really good quality and full of so much helpful advice – and all in the 'positive' vein. Had its first read through in the first 24 hours and now looking forward to the slower re-read.
Alison Paisley

Got a book for my birthday – best ever. Totally changed a lot of my ideas and increased my understanding and empathy ten fold – Happy horses too. Thanks Neil
Kate

My book arrived yesterday and I literally can't put it down. It's everything I was hoping for and so much more. I flipped through and the first thing I read was "You can't overdo pleasantness. The is the most powerful training tool available to you." Never a truer statement written. I had a huge smile when I opened it up and found it had been personally signed, gorgeous! Thankyou for sharing your life's knowledge Neil, your kind heart and compassion shines through in this beautifully written book. Amazing!!
Elle

I just love how sensible this is. The book is full of no-nonsense, common sense info.
Lianne Van Kerchof

This is an excellent book. It doesn't matter how long you've been around horses, read this and learn more.
Shirley Robinson

Hi Neil, Thankyou for your book.... I haven't managed to get through it all yet, but, I'm amazed how the chapter on shying has made a difference to me and my mare. I can't believe how I have been missing the signs. Just two lessons in with correction when she looks at something ro takes her attention off me has made a huge difference. Thankyou so much
Gillian

I have the book and it's amazing. So simple. My young one is coming along beautiful. Thankyou
Amanda Broughton

Neil's book is the most common sense and enlightened guide I have read on horse training. The technique is working well for my green pony and my green self.
Helena Scott

I can recommend this book. Has been working great for me.
John Davies

I just received the book yesterday! I knew from reading the blog that at last I'd found someone who had more experience yes, but the same way of thinking. Have only put the book down to get some sleep!! I've read lots of books and watched videos but there was always something missing. Thankyou Neil for this book!
Julie Rimmer

I'm enjoying my book very much and applying the information working with my colt. I started a mare a couple of years ago and she is awesome but I see not that I can be even more sympathetic in basic training and handling.
Ingrid Anderson

Hello Neil! I've just read your book and want to telly you how wonderful it is. I've ordered a second copy this morning. I've read over 100 books on training/eqitation/horsemanship and yours is simple the best of all of them. I train young thoroughbreds abd gave immediately put your approach to a real world test and have had nothing but success. Are you planning to come to North America? The horse world desperately needs to hear your wisdom and doctrine of kindness towards these noble creatures. I want to thank you so much for seeking then sharing your wisdom of a "better way" to train horses. Looking forward to the day we get to meet. Yours Truly Ralph Livingstone Canada
Ralph Livingstone

Hi Neil, I just wanted to say Thank You! Having read your book and followed you on Facebook, my horses loaded onto the trailer first time of asking without any dramatics and force. I had a good look at myself and with lots of face rubs and very little in the way of pressure from behind...they were fantastic. I'm beyond happy.
Gill

Thank you so much for writing the most simple book on horse training I have read. Everything you have learned from training horses makes sense.
Alana

Finished the book. Now to get this horse trained. Yard built and head coming around nicely now. Following the Fear-free Training as it is the only book that has ever been worthy of learning from. It's been a long time in coming to this world!!! Brilliant Neil
Sue

I am absolutely loving your book!! It's simple and easy to follow and absolutely in line with my view on how we interact with horses!!
Kaylea Moseley

Received my signed copy of your book. I'm so excited to continue reading it. I've already found myself nodding in agreeance and clarity in the small amount I've read. It's so nice to have a book that I can go to for practical tips and that's easy to follow and understand. Thank you so much for its fast delivery and for signing it!! That really made my dayxxx
Kerry Therese Calladine

Great book Neil. I've not been able to put it down.
Leah Cutler

I really don't want to get to the end of this book! I can't put it down. Fantastic, thank you. Will be a re-read again and again
Carla Haydon Carey

Great book, there's so much to still learn, I love the more gentle approach in training, your words make such sense to me, thanks Neil
Maria Langham

It’s like the bible for horses! Best thing ever, just practical common sense.
Lisa Forbes

Anyone who doesn’t buy Neil’s book is missing out on a great horseman's expertise.
Wendy Luckett

I got a horse that was very touchy around his ears. We struggled for quite some time trying to get him used to us touching his ears. Nothing really helped. I got your book and that was the first section I read. I went out and tried it. It only took a couple times and he got much better. Now having his ears scratched is his favorite thing! It’s actually kind of funny how much he likes it, it’s a complete turn around.
Melanie DeWitt

Your book is so well written and easy to understand. My 11y old daughter is reading it and is getting really inspired to work with her pony. Thanks so much for the very fast delivery!
Andrea Alman

This is what I had purchased to assist in treating a rear near side leg injury for my boy who was rear leg shy... I was going to tape the paintbrush to a broom handle and paint the Manuka honey on from a distance... Well after only a few days of using Neil's approach... no need for that old broom handle... He just stands and gets his honey spread into his wound and our relationship during this daunting process has blossomed.
Janine Jung

Just want to say thanks to Neil! Tried for a two weeks to get my horse to do as I asked (he had gotten barn sour.) Finally went back to your book and got to the root of the problem. We made much more progress than before by following your approach. There’s a plethora of information out there but yours hits the foundation. Thank you Neil!
Hissy Mcgee

There was a time when I didn't know any better and I was shown way that made me sad and uncomfortable in my heart for the horse. So I searched long and hard to find a better way. My boy silver was only 5 months old when I learned of Neil Davies. He's now 4 years old and not once has he ever troubled me. I read the chapters one by one, taught my horse each step and each chapter as instructed. I am totally happy and amazed with the things I can do. And the things I never trained for, as would be other training methods. It seems I didn't train my horse at all. I now have a trusted mount, willing to do anything I ask of him, even if he has not seen or done it before. All those toys used for training are just not needed, if your horse trusts and believes you. That's what you get from learning a better way... a horse that trusts you and you can trust that willing horse.
Dee N Silver

I wish all my horsey friends would read your book and your posts. They - and not least their horses - deserve it. You have helped me tremendously in my journey with my young horses. Thank you 😊
Ann Louise Jones

I love this book! I am reading, re-reading, reviewing and memorising. Neil cuts through all the fluff and the bull and puts it exactly where it needs to be - succinct, straightforward and easy to understand. But being easy to understand doesn’t mean lightweight. This book contains deep and proven truths that will revolutionise your understanding. (And no, I’m not being paid by Fear Free Horse Training!). I’ve studied all the stuff that’s out there, and Neil’s approach is like a breath of fresh air. It makes many other approaches look like the Emperor with no clothes.
Estelle O'Brien

You have turned everything I've been taught over the last 10 years upside down. Fantastic, brilliant soft but solid methods without this 'leader' bull. I feel guilty for how I’ve handled horses in the past and now know it was me that caused the problems I was having. Thank you Neil Davies
Kirsty Belinda Jones

An amazing book every horse person would gain from reading this book, glad I got it delivered as I read it all in one day
Nicky Clayden

I messaged Neil about the catch me if you can game. Followed his advice now my horse is a breeze. Love my book. It lives in my truck for easy reference at the paddock. Thanks Neil. :)
Louise Farmer

I keep going back to Neils book again and again, I cant thank him enough for sharing his knowledge. It's good for me and for my horses. Also, the horses become happier and eager to learn. My wish: Neils book becomes the norm around the world, and if you don't follow this book your horse will be taken away 😬
Cecilia Marlborough

Dear Neil, I truly want to thank you for sharing your way of being with the horses. My horses and I are now on our way to a trusting, relaxed relationship. Today was incredible! Using your methods and being very careful not to scare my horses we had the most fun and relaxing time together. I kept the sessions short. After my fourth horse, I walked back out in the pasture to thank them all. They all came up, so nice to see them happy and content in my company. I’m from the USA, as you know, all of the trainers here teach desensitization....a lot of scaring your horse...just terrible. My horses are beautiful, sensitive beings. What you have taught me is to be clear in what I want, take my time and listen to my horses. This has taken the worry and concern from my horses. Thanks to you I am on the path to gaining my horses trust where they can count on my behavior 100%. Thank you Neil! I’ve been searching for this for a long time. I hope this letter finds you happy and healthy! Much appreciation, Julie
Julie Elsner

Your book is so comprehensive... you also explain it so perfectly... you are in a genius and to treat the horses with kindness means so much... will treasure this book for generations!!
Brian Corbett

Fascinating and informative with lots of useful things to include in a training programme.
Alison Clark

I'm following your basic methods and my filly is responding well.
Kelly Wilkinson

Really great, straight forward information that works! As a brand new horseperson, Neil's book is the first thing that makes perfect sense while providing practical tools for getting to know my horse. Thank you!
Hollie Bakerboljkovac

Reading your book gives me validation that what I have been doing with foals both in NZ and Aust has been the right way of handling I have been very fortunate to work with two very knowledgeable people both using almost identical methods to Neil resulting in happy confident young horses.
Lisa Beattie

I loved the book because it brings everything back to basic level and teaches us to have patience with our horses and to give them the time they deserve so both horse and rider will benefit.
Anne Shaw

Neill’s book has really caused me to re-examine some of the “natural” horsemanship methods I’ve learned over the past 10+ yrs. Still working through the book, but good results are showing with the almost 3 yr old filly I’m working with.
Brian Drewry

You can always learn something more in horse handling the more you read. Plus I like the firm but kind approach.
Jane Riseley

I have been reading his book Fear-free Horse Training - every step of the way. I love his approach and training methods. I have been using them with my 8yr old quarter horse who came to me with a lot of issues. Every time we work together, using Neil's methods, I can feel Journey softening, responding, and becoming more trustworthy. This horse of mine is very special - he needed patience and kindness to move him forward and trainers that he had been to in the past just didn't have the time to invest in him the way he needed it. So to make him the horse I need him to be I just needed to do it on my own. I didn't have the experience on my own so I researched and looked at all kinds of trainers videos, read forums, joined webinars and other various medias. But when I saw a Neil Davies videos I knew this was the way to go with my guy. Thank you, Neil, for such a great book.
Candace Keach

Sensible approach to developing a relationship with you horse.
Tony Getson

It is working on my 6 year old tb that I'd basically given up on.
Alexandra Parsons

Refreshing information. Clear and simple.
Julia Austin

Easy to understand and just simple good sense.
Hank Thierry

The methods make practical sense and are explained in a way that is easy to understand and follow.
Scott McGuren

I read the book from someone else and thought it was great and something I can return to if problems arise, awesome book to keep forever.
Sue Barker

This book is fab. Lovely way to work with any horse.
Bethany Homewood

Very practical text that focuses on the main considerations when handling horses. From a learning perspective, I enjoyed the repetition of particular training behaviours (being clear, consistent, quick to respond, touching horses heads) - it really helped cement the ideas. Demystified the idea that you have to work miricles around horses... really it’s a case of being kind, patient and clear.
Rachel Gleghorn

I have a young 5 year old welsh cob who I have had from 1 hour old. I have pretty much gone down the same path but I few things I see now I could have done better. I feel bad can put these I practice even though he’s older. Wish I had read this and followed this from the start.
Yanina paterson

It's made me realise the importance of first contact with my horse. Till I read the book I was always thinking of the next lesson without getting basics right.
Debbie Kelly

Your method of training is easy to follow and is explained using common sense. I particularly like the theory of thinking about what is best for the horse in all aspects of handling and training as opposed to what is best for the trainer.
Natalie Jackson

Kindest way to train a young horse - no fear or bullying necessary at all, just TRUST.
Barbara Seed

It’s one of the best forms of training I’ve come across.
Tanya Wieler

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