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:


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

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!!

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

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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​​Hi Neil
​​I just wanted to say Thank you!

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The lad on the left is only 16 months old, and trailered only once before.

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

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I'm no salesman or internet marketer. I'm a quiet person who knows a lot about horses, having spent the past 50 years with them.

I want to get the word out to as many people as possible that you don't have to be cruel to a horse to get him to do as you ask. That's the reason I wrote this book and it's the reason why ...

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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

​​It's your choice. ​​Take the responsibility of caring for your horses, grow your connection with your horses, and learn about yourself in the process.

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

P.S. I almost forgot—if you order right now, I'll sign your copy for you.

Just imagine getting that beautiful hardback—full of glossy photos—in the mail, opening it up and seeing the author's signature and a little personalized note.

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This philosophy should be taught and practice to and by every horse people. My horse right now was damaged for life by wrong abuse. I spend all my time trying to repair it.
Christine Chevrier

Enjoyed the read. Like the training ideas. Down to earth presentation. Thanks.
Robbie Collins

Great book, answers lots of queries, gives food for thought.
Denise Blyde

Gave me a better understanding of how horses think - thank you, however most of us are dealing with abused horses or mistreated horses, so starting from the beginning with a foal as per book is not suitable training for most of us, although in part can be applied.
Leita Battersby

Clear and concise. Lots of helpful pictures. I am able to quickly find just what I need help with at that given time.
Janet Harner

The book is a great source of information.
Jo King

Common sense given. Mystery taken away = happy horse owner and even more important happy horse.
Roger Atkinson

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

I'm enjoying the information. It's what I've been looking for, for my new colt.
Jo King

Easy to follow simple basic instructions. A true horseman who shares his wealth of knowledge with others in a no nonsense approach. Very receptive to questions if you have any.
Tracie Sirc

It answers all my questions and uses plain language and clear pictures to get the message of collaboration not cruelty across. Highly recommended.
Janet Cooper

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

It offers a totally different way of thinking of the horse and how they process things.
Lorrie Lewis

Love the non-aggressive approach to working with my horse.
Colleen Farrell

Positive encouragement for the horse broken down into bite size pieces, looked at from the horse's point of view.
Julie Martin

Straight forward practical horse handling techniques that work.
Scott McGuren

Sensible & practical approach. Easily understood.
Peter Williams

The information is very valuable to my horse training. I have learned so much from this book that puts the horse first. They are very misunderstood intelligent and peaceful animals.
Kristine Lugert

The book was easy to follow and gave excellent results.
Lillian Cooke

Advice was clear and sensible. Easy to follow.
Tooki Riggs

The simplicity and it works!

Neils 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

I enjoyed reading your book and I learnt more about how I will handle and look after my horses.
Denis Pagan

Very good instructional lessons that work.
Linda Standing

Brilliant book and great delivery time.
Julie Brown

I believe in the training method that is used as it is kind and considerate to horses and would love to see more people implement the wisdom that has been shared as horses would surely benefit. Thank you.
Rose Ritson

I enjoy your advise it's something I can incorporate into my training and riding. Your kindness resonates with me.
Elizabeth Deer

Because the book gives great tips and a good way to work with your horse. I'm using it for my young mare and it works. One relaxed and confident youngster, thank you.
Helen Crook

Neil speaks in a down to earth manner and explains why he does what he does.
Ronda Houghton

Because it makes perfect sense on how to treat all animals.
Murray Knutson

Great book. Such good advice makes it easier to avoid problems instead of trying to solve them once they happen.
Rosalind Lauchland

I am trying your methods with my new 6 year old and they are working. Was at a bit of a loss to start with him but we are getting there slowly but we are both building a positive relationship. Thank you!
Josella Foulds

I am loving Neil's methods and using them now on my horses with success.
Heather Ronaldson

Love the approach and violence free training.
Christian Pilon

Everything I've heard Neil Davies say, makes sense, I've watched some videos of him working with horses, and it made sense, no horse was frightened unneccessarily, it was realistic, natural and backed up what he's said. Thanks for reminding me that no horse is bad or good, they are just doing what they've been taught to do.
Kate Roz

Training is practical, easy to understand and makes sense.
Mark Tymms

Neils methods make sense to me and have helped me with my own horse.
Helen Duncan

I love your way of training... so kind, caring and simplified. Thanks for opening my eyes up after being taught the wrong way with so called Natural Horsemanship.
Ruby Strand

His book and videos explain in a simple way how to train a horse if you follow his instructions I am not saying training a horse is easy but if your ever going to train a horse correctly his way is the correct way.
Oscar Wells

I’ve always believed frightening a horse to get it to do what you want is the worst thing you can do. Neil’s book is clear and easy to understand, and supports everything I’ve always thought. I recommend it to anyone who’s having issues with their horse. If just one person changes the way they think and trains with kindness and confidence its a step in the right direction.
Naomi Dix

Neil’s Method is so gentle and so very effective his practice is amazing as a student of my grandfather who worked and learned off Kel Jeffrey I can safely say Neil is the next step in evolution of “a better deal for horses”. Thanks Neil your a true horseman and a gentleman.
Adam Tibbitts

The concepts which make perfect sense are explained easily and directly in a gentle tone.
Coleen Avery

Because your ways are kind and considerate to the horses. Very practical. Very straight forward teaching and explaining.
Theresa Mawson

It just makes good sense to have a solid foundation not based on fear.
Paula Lewis

I really like your simple approach to animal behaviour and learning. It makes so much sense to me.
Toni Mitchell

It all makes sense and the methods work!
Mark Tymms

Everything explained by Neil makes perfect sense, thinking of the horse all the time, its exactly the way i want to always train my horses, the results have been great with my ex racehorse that unfortunately experienced some trauma during his days!
Emma Pike

This way of training makes so much sense.
Cheryl Phillips

Your approach is simple, straightforward and believable.
Toni Mitchell

Because it all makes common sense. I just wish these so called professionals that don't use their own brain to work out why they have different outcomes than Neil Davies would ask themselves Why? Humans demand respect from others. Why not show respect to our four legged friends. A big Thank You for putting your experiences out there.
Syra Wallis

The approach is very horse orientated and reminds us that we have to find the right way to handle and communicate with horses, from their point of view, not ours.
Ruth McMinn

Easy to understand,& it worked with an older TWH gelding! He loves his head rubs now!
Ann Growley

I already have recommended it to friends!
Bettina McLeod

I purchased Neil Davies book "Fear-free Horse Training" and it is the best piece of horse "tack" I have bought. The book is easy to read and follow and Neil's advice works in real life!
Nicky Plummer

I love the simple and practical way Neil delivers his message.
Wayne Glover

Love that you take it back to basics and make it simple to understand.
Annie Taylor

Confidence giving helpful information for handling and working with young horses.
Mark Simpson

Common sense approach that is easy to understand and follow. Very helpful!!
Kris Bhattacharya

Your philosophy just works and it is so much kinder. The results are a testament to you!
Tracy Swindells

I like the theories and the practices as they really work.
Hayley Reed

Revolutionised all the training methods I’ve been taught. Back to just listening and being consistent with every single thing I do. Gentle but clear messages for my horse without all of this “leader” BS. Thank you Neil!
Kirsty Du toit

Neil's book offers a simplistic and informative guide to a step by step kind and understanding way to teach your horse.
Denise Wileman

I have already recommended it to a friend! My horse has totally changed after just 3 weeks of following your teaching. She no longer whips rounds and is much happier and calmer when I ride her. I stayed in the school for the first two weeks but I can now hack her out on my own and feel she is focused on me rather than on spooking at everything. I feel confident on her rather than afraid so your book is well named. I am so grateful to you. Thank you so much.
Olivia Heywood

This philosophy reflects what I've always thought in my heart about horse training. The book is well written and for me, it gives me a little confidence. Wish I could meet Mr. Davies in person and get advice as I start to work with my new filly.
Laura Borel

I just love your no-nonsense, easy approach to training your horse. I see so many people doing the things you disagree with, like "desensitisation" by flapping ropes, tarps, bags, etc around their horse. I have always thought that if your horse has never been frightened by your handling & training, it has nothing to be scared of if a bag flaps around on the ground or blows by whilst you are riding.
Judy Strauss

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