Welcome to Horse Partners

Photograph by Carolyn Seager

Based near Salisbury in Wiltshire, Trudy works using the positive approach and methods developed by Linda Tellington - Jones (TTEAM), the principles of Connected Ground Work® and Connected Riding® developed by Peggy Cummings together with her own knowledge from working as a Physiotherapist. 

Whether you do horse agility, work your horse at liberty, take part in riding club activities or just enjoy hacking out with your horse, the work that Trudy does has something to offer.

Trudy aims to help owners better understand their horses and to enable owners to help their horses to be the best they can in the work they do.

A human physiotherapist by background, Trudy has much experience working with people with various neurological problems, working in Spinal Units within the UK and New Zealand. Trudy is also a TTouch Associate for People.

Trudy is qualified as a P2 Tellington TTouch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM) Practitioner and is a member of the Tellington TTouch Training British Isles Guild.

Currently, Trudy is a Connected Riding Practitioner in Training, studying Connected Riding® and Connected Groundwork® with Peggy Cummings and has completed all the School of Connected Riding® Training Courses.

Trudy's teaching methods reflect the TTEAM code of conduct and philosophy and:

  • Recognises the individual learning process of every human and animal.
  • Works with animals using understanding rather than dominance.
  • Respects each animal as an individual.
  • Honours the role of animals as her teacher.

What does a session involve?

To help your horse, Trudy uses a combination of body work, ground work and leading exercises to reduce tension in the body resulting in mental and physical balance for your horse.  These exercises may be taken into your ridden work to help develop a true partnership where both horse and rider are in balance.

As the owner, you will be shown how you can help your horse both in hand and under saddle.

Trudy generally works with clients within an hours travel of SP3.  Sessions cost £65 and will generally last between 1 and 1 ½ hours depending on your horse's need.  For clients more than an hours travel away, additional travel costs may apply @ 45p per mile.

Messages from grateful owners.

"Thank you so much for all the time and energy you have given to share your knowledge and the way you understand horses.  You have revolutionised not only my riding style but also the way I think about horses and my impact on them.  I look forward to continuing working with you.

"Thank you for all the help, advice and friendship you have given me since we started sharing knowledge.  The journey has been exceptional and I'm looking forward to this continuing. Thank you for giving me back the horse I thought needed retiring" 

Feedback from workshops:

"Thank you Trudy for another great presentation yesterday. The Wraps certainly caused quite a stir, with lots of interest & comments on the feedback we’ve received!! "

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For more information, please contact

Trudy Affleck
07973 224537

"Creating understanding between owners and their horses"


"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Chinese Proverb.

Please contact Trudy for more information on forthcoming workshops