HDC Behaviour, run by experienced animal behaviour consultant Susan Gammage who provides a compassionate, scientific-based service to help owners who have problems with horse behaviour.

Horse Behaviour Problems

Horses can develop behavioural problems for many reasons. By understanding how horses live in the wild, we can see that the different ways we keep our horses can impact on their behaviour.
From an understanding of how horses learn we can see how various training methods can change the way a horse behaves. With this understanding we can then choose the best method to use with our horses.
Horse behaviour problems include bucking, rearing, pacing, spooking, napping, difficulty loading pick up feet, fear of tack, problems leading, catching, aggression, biting, separation anxiety, fearfulness, reluctance to jump, or even just help settling an horse in to a new yard.
Contact us to discuss your horse’s behavioural problem, and a positive way forward for you and your horse.

Horse Behaviour Consultation

Once you have contacted us to discuss your horse’s behaviour, we will obtain a veterinary referral.

  • We will visit your horse at the yard where they are kept.
  • Initial consultations last for between one and two hours.
  • For safety reasons we do not require a display of the behavioural problem.
  • Your horse needs to be in safe environment for the consultation.
  • The known history of the horse, the horses daily routine, and a description of the behaviour plus events surrounding the problem will be taken to provide a prognosis.
  • An individual behavioural programme is agreed upon between the behaviourist and the client for a way forward to solving the problem.
  • Details of the behaviour modification programmes will be sent to the referring vet.

Consultation Fees

Initial Consultation:£165
Follow-up Consultation:£65
Travel:45p per mile from TN7 4EA
Full behaviour report:£50