Kelly Brotherhood aka. True North Horsemanship
Through the study of equine psychology and behaviour, Kelly uses effective, logical and ethical techniques to create a willing partnership between horse and owner. Through assessing the whole picture (physical, mental, environmental, feeding, current routines etc.) Kelly can structure a tailored made session and training programme which allows you to progress with confidence.
In addition to her equine training work Kelly is also a vital part of our tutoring team here on the Intelligent Horsemanship 5 day Foundation & Perfect Manners Courses – with lots of knowledge to share.
Kelly also regularly supports Intelligent Horsemanship/ Monty Roberts demonstrations and spends quality time each year with outstanding horseman/ women on work experience.
Kelly says: “I love working with inspiring and passionate people in our equine world, it takes a team to look after the needs of your horse and I believe by committing to my own learning I can bring you the very best methods of training and solutions for you and your horse”
Visit Kelly at True North Horsemanship for more information.
A Q&A with IH Trainer Kelly Brotherhood
(The Intelligent Horsemanship Magazine – Autumn 2020)
How long have you been involved with horses? And how did you get involved with them?
My Grandfather worked with horses in the Army and, since I can remember, I had always wanted to do the same. He took me horse riding as soon as I could sit up straight! We could never afford for me to have my own horse so when I was old enough I would cycle miles to the nearest livery yard; mucked out all day for the chance to spend just some time with their horses!
Why did you decide to qualify as a Recommended Trainer?
My partner bought me a horse whispering book for Christmas. The stories in there inspired me to become the person who can help owners and offer guidance when perhaps everyone else had given up or mis-understood the horse. That evening, I discovered Monty Roberts and Kelly Marks; signed up for the next 5 Day Foundation Course in Oxfordshire. I started my journey into becoming a Recommended Trainer.
What is the most common issue you have to deal with when working with horses?
The most common issue I tend to come across is owner confidence, especially when dealing with challenging behaviour. It is great to be able to give owners reliable, safe techniques that work. I cannot put into words how rewarding it is to see people grow in confidence and to see their relationship with their horse flourish.
Where have you travelled in the world through demos with Monty and Kelly?
I love supporting the UK demos, but my favourite must be Your Horse Live in Warwickshire. It is a great opportunity to spend some time with fellow RTs and to meet so many supportive members on the stand; it was such a pleasure!
I also love riding around the world and learning how different cultures handle and look after their horses. I had the pleasure of riding with The Wild Coast Horse Riding Adventure in South Africa; their horses were in excellent condition. We had amazing experiences with long beaches, cliffs, grasslands and finished with a horse back safari!
IH Trainer Kelly Brotherhood is based in Newark, Nottinghamshire.