ABOUT HORSE 1ST
We are a team of equine industry specialists, dedicated to furthering the knowledge and expertise of the next generation of professionals.
Our Mission Statement...
What are we?
An Equine Training Provider
Independent and non-trade based association
Lantra approved training provider
Providing training for all levels of horse owner and equine industry professionals
What is our Mission?
To help the horse
Improve horse welfare
Facilitate expert knowledge
Bridge gap between equine therapist and saddle fitter
Improve owner customer service
Train the industry elite of tomorrow
Encourage independent & collaborative thinking
How do we do it?
By nurturing talent
Employ knowledgeable practitioners to facilitate student learning & thinking
Hands-on practical sessions with real world cases to put theory into practice
Continued holistic support network
Bring advanced level learning to the experienced horse owner in easy to assimilate material
"EXCELLENCE FOR EQUINES & EQUESTRIANS"
My name is Thea Maxfield
"In my own experience as a rider I was struggling to move up from PSG, and was referred to renowned saddle fitter and horse first Co creator Kay Humphries, who quickly ascertained the saddle was the cause of my training hiatus. She remedied the situation on site with a new saddle. Straight away my horse was able to perform all the advanced moves that had been causing us trouble. I can truly say without a doubt, had I not been supported by Kay in her role as an elite remedial saddle fitter, I would not have reached my dream of training a horse to Grand Prix.
Since then I have dedicated my life to improving the welfare of horses and riders."
A lead tutor in the field of equine & human anatomy and physiology
An experienced remedial saddle fitter with a broad background in rehabilitation, behaviour, train
A top saddler bringing a wealth of experience in all aspects of the saddle industry
Guest lecturers sharing their unique areas of expertise from other areas of the equine industry
Staying up to date with the industry and working closely with other industry professionals, our tutors and guest lecturers ensure their knowledge is current and relevant
Bradley is a renowned human and equine osteopath and saddle manufacturer, holding many other equestrian qualifications and is a sought after lecturer and guest speaker. Previously a team GB and Olympic reserve athlete, he is very experienced in elite equestrian sport and has worked within many top sports including formula one and GB rowing.
Thea is an experienced remedial saddle fitter and equine rehabilitation specialist with qualifications in remedial saddle fitting, flocking and adjustments, equine behaviour, UKCC coaching qualifications, up to date first aid certification as well as many other useful qualifications up to degree level.
She has also competed internationally and trained to Grand Prix.
Sean is a highly skilled saddler with a wealth of industry knowledge. His work covers all aspects of saddlery from the design process up to manufacturing and the finishing touches. He has worked extensively as a top saddle fitter, supporting horses and riders from all backgrounds and sports. His divers skillset also sees him approached to work in other leather industries including performance and classic cars.