About the Team
Shirley is responsible for all bookings and course applications. If you are considering arranging a Horses Inside Out demonstration Shirley will be the first point of contact.
All our demonstrations are unique and are tailor made to suit your circumstances.
Shirley will go through all aspects of arranging your demonstration, assist with marketing and generally be there to provide support and answer any questions you may have.
David is the technical arm of the organisation keeping everything up and running smoothly.
He also looks after the financial side of Horses Inside Out, runs the bookshop, rides Freddie and keeps the horses and business running when I am abroad.
He assists at many demonstrations and, with his calm and unruffled manner, makes sure everything runs smoothly on the day.
Freddie is a very special retired 23yo Hanovarian x TB event horse. The pinnacle of his career was an intermediate win at Gatcombe.
With a wonderful inquisitive, loving nature and as the original Horses Inside Out demonstration horse, Freddie travelled with us starring in demonstrations and always loving to be the centre of attention.
He has featured on television and is always a great favourite. You will see Freddie on the front cover of Gillian's books and DVDs.
Now retired, he enjoys a great life hacking and being thoroughly spoilt!
Artistic Flair (Arty for short) is a very exuberant 17hh 8yo Irish Sports Horse. Having joined us in July 2015, Arty is the newest member of the team.
Having just started his eventing and Horses Inside Out modelling career, he has a long way to go before stepping into Freddie’s shoes!
We are all very excited about his progress.
Arty is full of energy, loves to play and always entertains people that have met him on practical day courses.
I am proud to be sponsored by and ride in a WOW saddle. As a rider, anatomist and biomechanist, saddle fit and design is really important to me.
Having ridden up to advanced level eventing I know how important it is to have a saddle that allows maximum freedom of movement through the back.
After the neck, tail and lumbosacral junction, the most flexible part of the spine is between the 13th thoracic and 1st lumbar vertebra.
This is directly underneath where we sit which means our weight, together with the saddle, can hamper this movement.
This, added to the fact that horses continually change shape, presents a real problem for saddle makers and riders.
The flair system used by WOW together with the variable head plates and panels designed by Dave White, makes this system truly adjustable.
It is worth taking some time to look at all the design features on their website
The majority of the Horses Inside Out photos are taken by David and Gillian Higgins. We also work regularly with: