||Justine has spent most of her life with horses.
She started riding at 5 and by the age of 7 she was competing in her first National Final. She has since competed successfully in a number of disciplines including show jumping at grade B and dressage up to medium level. She has many years of experience riding, competing and handling horses for owners and friends, helping with riding advice, training issues and ‘difficult’ horses.
Justine decided to study the science of equine behaviour after unknowingly buying an aggressive young horse. After asking several well-known trainers to advise her, she soon realised there was no-one who could explain what was actually going on or could help her at all. The situation worsened and her horse become more anxious and aggressive in the hands of others.
Justine studied Equine Behaviour and Welfare at the NAC, gaining their Equine Behaviour Qualification.
She has since studied with renowned animal behaviourist Dr. Marthe Kiley-Worthington in Southern France.
Justine is currently studying equine nutrition alongside keeping up to date with new research in equine behaviour.
Justine has BHS Stage 3 Riding and Care qualifications, holds a current equine specific first-aid certificate (ESFAC) an is fully insured as an equine behaviourist.
Justine is a member of the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES), the Equine Behaviour Forum and the Companion Animal Behaviour Study Group.
Justine writes for Horse magazine and has also contributed to Horse & Rider (US), Horse Deals and Horses & People (Australia).