Kathy Whitham aka. KW Equine
Sheffield, Derbyshire/South Yorkshire
Covering 20 mile radius of S8 7NJ
07876 074854 or KWEquine2018@gmail.com
IH Trainer Kathy Whitham is a freelance horse and rider training and confidence coach working from the ground up to ridden work. She offers clinics and one-to-one training in foundation work, confidence, agility ground work and long lining – as well as acceptance training and a clipping service.
Kathy also helps to run Smile Pony Therapies, a non-profit, community interest company providing pony therapies across the North of England.
Kathy holds up-to-date DBS and safe guarding certification and is also BHS level 3 qualified.
Kathy Whitham is based in Derbyshire and currently works within 20
miles of Sheffield.
🏆 Kathy participates in the ‘IH Awards’.
A Q&A with IH Trainer Kathy Whitman
(The Intelligent Horsemanship Magazine)
How long have you been involved with horses? And how did you get involved with them?
I have been around horses all my life, I grew up on a farm, and all my family either rode or worked with horses. You could say they are in my blood.
Why did you decide to qualify as a IH Trainer?
I was managing a livery yard, and my friends from Intelligent Horsemanship came to do some training clinics, from groundwork and confidence building to ridden work. I really loved being involved with making a difference for the horses and owners. It was really rewarding to see the difference it made.
What is a typical day for you?
My day starts at 7am and finishes between 5pm and 8pm, depending on what jobs I have lined up. A typical day starts with sorting my own horses, then working for a lovely family, looking after their show ponies. After this, I either go to work with people and their horses, supporting and working with their problems, or go on visits with our therapy ponies to care homes and specialist hospitals.
What’s important to you when you see an owner and their horse for the first time?
When seeing a horse or owner for the first time, I like to spend time with the owner first, so I can listen and figure out what is and isn’t the problem. Then I get the owner to introduce me to their horse, and I can figure out the relationship between them and what we need to work through.
IH Trainer Kathy Whitham is based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.