Nell Candelaria (née Cruse) has been competing and working with horses since she was 5. Based in South Devon, she has studied horse behaviour extensively and offers a unique blend of traditional knowledge and practical horsemanship.
Nell's journey to understanding a deeper level of horsemanship started after 20 years of traditional competition at a local and regional level. A horse came into her life who didn't respond to any of the regular training techniques and she couldn't understand why. When Nell started changing the way she interacted with him, it started her on the path of learning that led to her being able to help others with similar problems.
Prior to becoming a BHS Complete Coach in Horsemanship, Nell spent five years as an instructor for a major natural horsemanship organisation. Nell has competition experience in dressage, show jumping, eventing, showing and polocrosse. Nell is a BHS Ride Safe trainer.
Some examples of areas Nell can assist are:
- Handling issues – loading, leading, vet, farrier, clip
- Riding help – lack of impulsion, confidence, contact issues, rider position and effectiveness
- Bonding – develop trust at on the ground
- Horse that can’t be ridden – exercises for horses that can’t be ridden