Your Horsemanship is an online horsemanship programme comprising over 200 video lessons with accompanying print guides. It is designed to help users follow a robust, progressive series of exercises from the ground and under saddle to achieve a willing, confident horse. Remedial training for common behavioural problems is also just a mouse click away.
Your Horsemanship is brought to you by Australian horseman, Jason Webb. With a nationwide reputation for starting horses and retraining those with behavioural and ridden problems, Jason is regularly featured in equestrian press such as Your Horse and Horse & Rider magazines and blogs for Horse and Hound.
“My training program has evolved from methods passed down through generations of my family and incorporating my experiences working with thousands of horses and owners over the past twenty years. My mission is to empower riders of all levels and aspirations, from those wanting a safe hack to competition riders excelling in a range of disciplines.
There is no “magic” to my methods; they have evolved from those practised by hundreds of good horsemen and women every day. However, by organising them into a structured and easy to follow programme, every horse owner can start their journey towards having a confident, versatile and happy horse.”
Jason grew up on his family’s 4,000 acre sheep and cattle property at the foot of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia.
Described as having “being born in the saddle,” Jason and his three siblings spent their formative years gaining an all round equestrian education working the farm from horseback, and competing at Pony Club, show jumping, polocrosse, campdrafting and rodeo. With a passion for racing, Jason’s father, Doug bred Thoroughbreds for the local racetrack and it wasn’t rare for these horses to be retrained for various disciplines alongside their homebred Australian Stock Horses.
In his early teens, Jason was taught to start horses using the same methods handed down through generations of horsemen in his family. Having developed an interest in this area of work, Jason spent time with some excellent competitors and trainers in Australia where he improved his understanding of horse behaviour and remedial work with ‘problem’ horses. Having competed at the highest level at polocrosse in Australia, he travelled to the UK to play and coach but became sought after to start young horses in the South East. He quickly gained a reputation for producing calm, well mannered horses and for having an ability to turn around horses with severe behavioural and ridden problems.
In 2002, Jason settled in the UK and set up his business, Australian Horse Training, at Risebridge Farm, the family farm of his future wife Penny. Jason and his team now handle over 200 horses a year, from professional riders, studs and private owners nationwide and he regularly receives referrals from vets, farriers, equine dentists and other equestrian professionals.
Jason travels nationwide for consultations and teaching clinics and is in demand for demonstrations, performing at Your Horse Live in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and other prestigious national and regional events such as The Southwest Christmas Equine Fair and ToastLife Festival. He also contributes to national magazines such as Your Horse, Horse & Rider and Horsemanship Journal, to popular online sites Horse & Country TV and HorseHero, and blogs for Horse & Hound.
Outside of horses, Jason is kept very busy by his two children, Jack and Rosie, who are developing their parents’ passion for all sports and who are starting to spend a bit of time in the saddle too!
What they say
“Jason has great empathy and patience with all horses (and owners!) he works with and is remarkably effective… a truly great horseman”
Fiona Price, HorseHero
“Jason is excellent at handling all types of horses and has a range of experience and skills that transfer across the disciplines”
Tony Warr BVMS BSc MRCVS and 4* Eventer
“He is kind and practices a system of training techniques that work no matter what discipline you participate in… a true horse trainer”
Jo Warrilow Equine Events & PR
“A welcoming, horse-focused yard with great staff, 5* care and top class training”
Tally Wade, Horsemanship Journal and Western Horse UK magazine
“I am really impressed with how Jason handles my young horses and the results over a short space of time”
Emily Baldwin, International Eventer
“Jason works with a number of my, and my clients’ horses with great results – highly recommended!”
Damian Hallam, International Dressage Rider
“Jason works wonders with horses that have leg and foot handling issues and all the staff handle young horses well for their first shoeing experiences – so important in my job!”
Jamie Hubbard, Farrier
“Jason has started our homebred polo ponies for the past three years and does a great job.”
Mark Tomlinson, Beaufort Polo and England Polo Team
“Jason Webb has a wealth of knowledge that he departs in a calm and understandable manner. He can offer people the tools to make riding/handling their horse an enjoyable experience and this helps to build/restore confidence. Even if you are very experienced Jason has tips and insight to offer.”
Pippa Boyle, ROR South East, Jim Boyle Racing