Picking up a sport like horse-riding is a challenge for most people. As an adult learning to ride a horse, I found it particularly difficult because it’s just so scary. When I did my lessons with Ashleigh, I was but a beginner. But, with her patience and encouragement, I completed my sessions with her feeling – and riding – like a novice. Ashleigh employs empathy and quiet encouragement in her lessons, which are essential to giving riders the confidence they need to keep going. Equally important is the care she gives to the horses. I’m looking forward to more lessons with Ashleigh!