Jason Webb grew up on his family’s 4000 acre sheep and cattle property at the foot of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia and it was here that his life-long study of horse behavior began. 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 young 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 top 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 as a horse trainer and horse behavourist 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.
My horse 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 produce confident, versatile and happy horses and empower riders of all levels and aspirations, from those wanting a safe hack to competition riders exceling in a range of disciplines.Jason Webb
A true horseman
In 2002, Jason settled in the UK and set up his business, Australian Horsemanship, at Risebridge Farm, the family farm of his future wife, Penny. Jason and his team now handle over 150 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 also 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 articles on horse training and horse behaviour 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 and 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!
Horse & Hound blogger
Jason Webb has been a highly popular blogger for Horse & Hound magazine online since 2012. His posts include examples of horses on training and tips on how to deal with ridden and behavioural problems. Read it here…
Your Horse Live regular
Jason has performed countless demonstrations over the years, including at the prestigious equestrian event Your Horse Live since 2011. They have included giving young horses their first rides, dealing with spooky horses, introducing young horses to new environments and giving the ever popular Diesel a chance to show off in front of the crowds!
Polocrosse Team Captain
Since captaining the New South Wales U21 team in Australia, Jason Webb has gone on to play and coach polocrosse at the highest level, including captaining the UK team at the Polocrosse World Cup in 2011. He is currently player-coach of the 2015 UK World Cup Squad. For more information about polocrosse, see www.ukpolocrosse.co.uk.
Jason blogs regularly for Horse & Hound magazine online and writes articles on aspects of horse training and horse behaviour for numerous equestrian titles including Your Horse, Horse, Horse & Rider, Horsemanship Journal and South East Rider. He contributes expert advice to Horse & Country TV and has produced videos for the HorseHero website.
Jason Webb has been described as a “horse whisperer”, “natural horseman”, “horse behaviourist” but he aims to be simply known as an excellent horseman. With methods handed down through generations of Australian horsemen in his family and his own insights into horse behaviour, Jason’s horse training has evolved into a program that produces safe, confident and versatile horses. Read more about Jason’s Training Philosophy…
Jason provides a wide range of horse training services. From starting young horses to re-training problem horses to specific issues that you may be facing such as loading training, Jason and his team can help you strengthen the relationship with your horse and get your training off on the right track.
Jason has a remarkable ability to re-educate the most dangerous or unhandled horses and regularly receives referrals of from vets, farriers, training yards, instructors and professional riders including Olympians of horses with severe behaviour problems. If you are having a problem of any kind with your horse, see what Jason can do for you.