Ground lessons and explanations of horse behaviour that are invaluable for every horse and every rider.

See How Any Young Horse Can Be Started Under Saddle Without Chasing and Bucking and Fighting

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Some horses buck when they are first saddled. That's just the way it is, right?


Just put the saddle on and he’ll get used to it, right?

Neil Davies says:

Every horse can learn to be relaxed and confident, just as every horse
can learn to buck and fight.

How I Know what I Know

I’ve started over a thousand horses under saddle and each one taught me something. I've been bitten, kicked, knocked down and walked over by more horses than I care to remember.

No matter what happened, or how angry and frustrated I felt, I never ever blamed the horse I was working with.

After all, I’m the human and I’m supposed to have the brains. I’m supposed to be the teacher, right?


It wasn’t until I learned to control myself and to remain neutral, that I started to see every situation from the horse’s point of view.

Throw Out Your Old Ideas and Watch How to Start Any Young Horse Under Saddle

I succeeded with horses that everybody else had given up on because I do the exact opposite to what most trainers do. I don't use flags, force, or restraints of any kind.

When you see me work with a young horse, you'll see that the horse doesn't break a sweat—and neither do I.

My tools are common sense and kindness. I give every frightened horse a safe space where they can relax and know kindness for the first time.

But I didn't learn this overnight. I've dedicated my life to understanding and training horses. And believe me, I've seen and heard it all.


If you want to benefit from all my experience, you can now watch me work,
in real-time, on video.

You'll feel like you're in the training yard with me, as I start a frightened three-year-old station-bred gelding who hadn't had much prior handling.

Step-by-step, lesson by lesson, day by day, you can watch while I catch the gelding, teach him to lead, handle his legs, and introduce the saddle, bridle and myself as rider. Through each of the sixteen lessons, I explain the WHY of everything I’m doing and answer questions from onlookers.

It's Like Watching Reality TV —But This Show Will Make You a Better Horseperson.

You’ll watch as I walk you through an easy, logical progression from one lesson to the next.

Each lesson is less than 30 minutes, to make sure the young horse stays confident and relaxed.

You'll see:

And much, much more...


I have just purchased the Starting a Horse Under Saddle Online Clinic and am only two videos in & loving what it is teaching me! I'm no professional … I have a horse that kicks and won't let me touch him past the neck ... Already after two short 10min sessions following Neil's training I am touching him (while he patiently stands and waits for me to move away) on his neck, back, stomach and top of front legs ... Incredible.
Karen Zelinsky

The money I invested in the Starting a Horse Under Saddle Online Clinic is proving to be one of the best things I have ever done to help me become a better horseman. You may not realize that your quiet, calm, steady demeanor not only positively impacts the horse, but also the human who is just as worried. I thank you for your efforts and look forward to my future lessons.
Vickie Griffis

I enrolled in your Starting a Horse Under Saddle Online Clinic. For the last few weeks, I've used your method to work with my Gypsy Vanner, Pistol, who is a 3 year old gelding. I'm so pleased with how fast he is learning and how I, now, recognize when he is "worried" versus when he doesn't "understand". For the most part, he's catching on and is compliant. I've signed up for 3 other training type video series in the last few years and YOURS is the only one I've stuck with. The others made no logical sense to me and were too showy. I'm so very happy that I stumbled upon your website via Facebook! You're the real deal, Mr Davies and I am very appreciative that I am finally getting an authentic clue.
Robin Watson

Amazing training methods easy to understand... very impressed one of the best training books I have ever read.
Paulette Roberts

Neil keeps it simple, very easy to learn.
Lisa Laurin

I have found the Starting Under Saddle Online Clinic to be great. 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 also needed to ask the odd question to clarify my understanding and Neil has always answered within a day. I have watched the videos over and over and learn something every time. I previously studied “natural horsemanship” methods for years and found some things just didn’t work. I ended up feeling quite demoralised and with a very confused horse! Neil is good at debunking approaches that don’t work and telling you WHY they don’t. This has really helped my relationship with my horse immensely - it’s clearer, more direct and more satisfying for both of us, under Neil’s training methods. I highly recommend his training courses.
Estelle O’Brien

I have always felt there was a better way for the horse to be educated, this is it. You have allowed me to grow into a better educator for my horses, thank you!
Belinda Seiboth

Comprehensive, sensible and kind approach to horse education.
Megan Minasi

Informative, makes sense, encouraging, logical.
Leesa Hatten

Answered a lot of questions that I had about the so called natural horsemanship that is so prevalent in horse handling today that I was uncomfortable with, thank you.
Shirley Douglas-Greig

It's a kind and sensible approach, very clearly articulated by Neil.
Jackie Fry

I find the advice insightful and easy to understand. I always look forward to receiving the email posts to continue my understanding and develop my knowledge of horsemanship.

Neils observations of horse's mindset is irrefutable. His training methods are simply correct and will achieve the best outcome for horse and rider.
Jo Davidson

Because I believe Neil's training methods make sense for the horse in a calm manner which is light years ahead of chasing them - how can they understand what is expected of them when they're afraid?
Ros Gladman

Brilliant advice, easy to follow and all commonsense with no BS.
Sue Bell

No nonsense easy to read language and lots of great information for both novices and experienced equestrians.

It’s logical and humane and it works.
Maree Wyeth

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What's NOT Included
in these Videos:

Just an in-depth explanation of horse handling and horse psychology.

Sign Up Today and You'll Get Streaming Access to Over 7 Hours of ESSENTIAL video TRAINING

You'll be able to stream and watch all 16 lessons from any device: your tablet, smart phone, smart TV, PC, etc.

You'll have unlimited ACCESS to the videos – you'll be able to go back, revisit, and access all the lessons as many times as you want.

You pay once and it's all yours.

To be clear, my Starting a Horse Under Saddle Online Clinic is entirely digital. You'll access absolutely everything through the secure member's area.

So What’s the Bottom Line?
How Much Does the Starting a Horse Under Saddle Online Clinic Cost?

These videos would be worth every penny even if they cost one thousand dollars. That’s half what I would charge if you hired me to teach you one-on-one for 7 hours.

But, I’m not going to charge you one thousand dollars, or even $500.

The price of streaming the complete Starting a Horse Under Saddle Online Clinic, is ...

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Getting Started Is Simple

Just click on the button below. Follow along through the checkout process.

Once your transaction is complete, you’ll get an email from me with your username and password, and where to login to the Online Clinic video vault.

In a few minutes from now, you’ll be watching the first video and learning a whole new way of relating to horses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I'm an experienced rider/complete beginner. Is the Starting a Horse Under Saddle Online Clinic for me?

A. There’s something for everyone in these videos. The basic ground lessons shown with the gelding, apply to horses of all ages. I explain every step in great detail. There’s never been such an in-depth explanation of horse behaviour and horse handling. Every horseperson, regardless of their experience, will benefit from better understanding their horse.

Q. How is the Starting a Horse Under Saddle Online Clinic different to the book?

A. I'm very proud of my book. The principles in it are timeless. But there are limitations to the written word. Nothing beats me showing you—in real-time—what can be achieved with any young horse. These videos are the closest thing you'll get to being able to work in the yard with me.

Video allows me to demonstrate my approach, in real-time. It allows you to see and understand how I react and change my approach in response to the horse’s behaviour.

It allows me to show you my approach in a far more nuanced way, than in my book.
If you want to be guided step-by-step, through key lessons to Start a Horse Under Saddle, this Online Clinic is for you.

Q. I’ve seen a lot of horse trainer's material, what makes this different?

A. My knowledge is original and unique. It's not something I read or saw or copied from someone else. I know what I know from working with so many horses, day after day, month after month, year after year.

I've seen many of the big name trainers working with horses and I don't agree with much of what they do or what they say. I don't agree with:

- Harassing horses with ropes and flags
- Tying horses up to fight
- Letting horses buck with the saddle
- Roping their legs or feet
- Chasing horses until they're distressed

Q. What will I get out of this Online Clinic if I’m already an intermediate or advanced horse trainer?

A. Many experienced horse people express how they wish they found my work years, or decades ago. And how it would have eliminated so many problems, for them and their horses, if they had access to my philosophy.

With this Online Clinic in hand, you’ll have step-by-step lessons to develop a relaxed and confident horse.

A horse who’s ready to work and try his hardest for you, to do what you ask, when you ask, even at the highest level.

In fact, the more experienced you are, the more you’ll understand and gain from this Online Clinic.

Q. Will this approach work for my horse?

A. My Online Clinic doesn't show a 'method' that may, or may not work. Instead, it demonstrates and explains in-depth how every lesson must be adjusted to suit every horse.

Each lesson shows how you can better understand your horse, and how horses really think and learn.

Q. What if I have a question about the Online Clinic?

A. As you progress through the Online Clinic, you may have questions that come up. You will be free to email me with your question and I'll get back to you.

Q. What if I don’t have time right now to take my horse through these lessons?

A. Purchasing now means you have instant and unlimited streaming access. You can come back to these Online Clinics whenever you like and watch each lesson as many times as you wish. If you’ve gone to the trouble of owning horses, this is essential knowledge for you and your horses.

Q. How do I get access once I've purchased?

A. Your login and password will be emailed to you instantly. Login on my website and you'll have immediate unlimited access to the entire Online Clinic. You can stream the clinic via your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Watch each lesson over and over, as many times as you like.

Got any more questions? Contact me with anything you’d like to know.

All the best from Neil Davies
On behalf of horses everywhere.