Westfields Farm was bought by Rachel Norris and her family in Spring 2008. Having over 30 acres of its own paddocks and meadows, it sits in the middle of the stunning Blackmore Vale surrounded by beautiful countryside with wonderful riding. This was the ideal place to move the business she started in 2006 at a local livery yard.
So, Equusense now has a new home, one that is dedicated to the needs of young or problem horses.
During the course of 2008 and early 2009, the farm will have 8 new large internal stables in the barn, a round pen, post and rail paddocks, a sand school, and some cross country fences, and will be covered by 24 hr CCTV.
Rachel has been riding for 30 years and has owned many horses from Welsh Cobs to Throughbreds.
When she bought two thoroughbred youngsters in 2003, she wanted to use less conventional/traditional methods of handling/training.
She then found two books that changed her life. 'From my hands to yours' by Monty Roberts, one of the worlds best horseman, otherwise known as the original 'Horse Whisperer', and 'Perfect Manners' by Montys protégé here in the UK - Kelly Marks.
These books confirmed her belief that there had to be easier and more effective ways of training horses.