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Lyla Cansfield

Lyla Cansfield is a horse and rider behaviour instructor with over 15 years of experience. Lyla has worked with thousands of riders, providing a unique blend of behaviour based principles alongside sensitively applied traditional ground and ridden techniques for riders of any discipline to achieve transformational results with their horses. She believes that success with horses comes from understanding and connection. For this reason, Lyla developed the Spooky Horses courses to help riders fall back in love with riding their horses in as little as 90 days.

Lyla specialises in providing a unique blend of natural horsemanship principles alongside sensitively applied traditional ground and ridden techniques for riders of any discipline to achieve transformational results with their horses. Horses are happier and will respond better to training when they understand your expectations and you understand theirs. Through Lyla’s tried and tested techniques inside her Spooky Horses courses, Lyla has helped riders in every sphere have more confidence, more connection and more fun with their horses.

Lyla comes from a traditional horsey background. Early on, she developed a love of Dressage, schooling and understanding of how to train horses. This led Lyla to study Horsemanship, Horse and Rider Behaviour for 3 years at home in the UK and 2 years in the US, and has now been teaching for over 15 years.

Her teaching brings together everything she has learnt, from natural horsemanship, dressage and a life spent with horses.

  • Instructor for over 15 years
  • Creator of the Complete Spooky Horses Online Course and the Healthy Movement & Self Carriage Study Series
  • Given demonstrations at national UK & US venues including Aintree, Hartpury, various shows at the Birmingham NEC including Horse of the Year Show (HOYS)
  • Worked intensively with Spanish Dressage Team trainer Luis Lucio getting FEI level horses ready for the competition environment