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Ride with your Mind
3.5 Day Courses, 2024
Equicode, Fakenham, Norfolk

These 3.5 day courses have so much to offer and are limited to 6 people on each event, in order that everyone gains maximum benefit.  Hosted by Lynda Davey and Nicky Donohue, you will receive expert tuition from accredited Ride with Your Mind instructors, sharing over 40 years experience.  Following the principles and techniques created by the world-renowned Mary Wanless, you will have the opportunity to discover so much more about the horse-human dyad.

During your stay
  • Discover the biomechanics of horse & rider

  • Learn about the effects of posture & energy on your horse's movement

  • Encourage correct gymnastic development through empathetic riding & handling

  • Develop consistent & clear training methods

Bespoke Sessions

Whether you are a nervous rider, bold and confident, or have a competitive streak, whether you prefer ridden work or in-hand (or both!), your sessions will be tailored around you and your horse.  

By the very nature of RWYM, the horse-human relationship and equine welfare are always at heart.


Confidence building, skill developing balanced rider biomechanics alongside ethical horse training.


The horse’s welfare is at heart, No shortcuts, No gadgets, No quick wins, purely building good horse - human relationships.

Because Nicky & Lynda believe that horses' bodies should be cared for, I am delighted to have been invited to give talks and demonstrations during the weekend, to help understand biomechanics through the musculoskeletal lens.


April 2024              Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st

July 2024                 Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th

October 2024          Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th

Each event will follow the schedule as laid out below

Event Programme
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Thursday afternoon


Settle your horse in and meet the other course participants.


There will be a classroom-based workshop to introduce you to the concept of RWYM, and if you are already aware of the principles you will be able to discuss your goals further with the coaches, Kate will introduce you to her horse massage and therapy work.



Should you wish, you will have the opportunity to ride a dressage test and have an individual coaching session making improvements on that test, or you can continue practicing and developing your new skills and newly found biomechanical pieces.


You can choose to do some desensitisation work, spook busting and agility. You will also have the opportunity to have your horse weighed, body conditioned scored and discuss a feeding and nutrition programme with Kate Morgan, an independent adviser and owner of Equiweigh.


Sunday morning’s session will be followed by lunch and a wash-up workshop before you head home.


If you have the inclination and want to have a little hack out we can walk out down some quiet country lanes and in about 25 minutes be at the local pub where the horses can play in the river.

Friday morning


You will have an individual hour’s lessons with either Lynda or Nicky. The content will be tailored to you and your horses’ individual needs.


In the afternoon after lunch


You will have an hour’s group (no more than 3) lesson with both coaches, this can be tailored to your choice and include groundwork, pole work, or consolidation of the mornings learning with a continuation of your flatwork.


Group lecture demonstration with Kate Thornton.


The day will conclude with a themed practical workshop.

In the evenings, you can relax and enjoy a swim, use the games room or just chill out in the barn.



The day will run the same as Friday - you will swap coaches for your individual lesson in the knowledge that there will be a plan to build on the previous days learning.

Cost & Facilities

The cost for the 3 ½ days is £360 per person/horse.

A deposit of £160 is required at time of booking.

The remaining fee will be required 2 weeks prior to the course start date.

There will be a maximum of six people per course.

Lessons are held in a 20x60 outdoor arena with an all-weather surface.

Stables are 15x15 in a large airy internal barn.

Stable/bedding/hay/ supplied, bring your own hard feed,

Each horse can have access to a well fenced Individual turnout paddock.

A self-serve continental breakfast will be available each day.

Teas, coffee, biscuits, homemade cake are provided.

A vegetarian lunch of bread, cheese and salad/soup will be offered.

Sort your own supper - fully fitted kitchen on site or nip to town or grab a takeaway.

Equicode can offer on-site accommodation in fully equipped holiday barns at £35 per night for a single room, or £20 per night for a shared room.


Sleep in your lorry/trailer – hook up available.

Pitch a tent, bring a caravan!

Shower and toilet facilities are on site.

There is also a large games room with table tennis, snooker and pool tables so evenings can be sociable and if you like you can unwind at the end of the day in the indoor heated swimming pool.

Equicode are situated about 35-minute drive from Holkham so you can always schedule a trip to the beach before you arrive here or on your way home - Tides permitting.

Fakenham has a golf club and there are lots of local points of interest so plenty to keep a partner occupied during the day should you wish to bring one along.

Sorry no dogs.

We are fully insured.

You will need to have your own public liability insurance.

Horses vaccines will need to be up to date - we will ask to see their passport.

How to Book!

Please contact either Lynda or Nicky if you have any questions or queries regarding the course.        07786572145              07789513206

Cancellation Policy

Deposit returned if cancelled one month before course.

Deposit returned if cancelled two weeks before course and a replacement rider can be found to take your place.

Cancellation two weeks or less before course start date we require a written request for a refund and a recent vets certificate /report attached.


Riding is a high-risk sport you do so at your own risk.

Safety hats to be worn in all lessons both ridden and groundwork, and we would advise wearing a body protector when on board

Hope to see you there!

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