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Testimonials

“Mark’s work is outstanding; I will never forget the day he changed my stallions mind in a 3 hour session just following the rope. Highly recommended. Mark & Jenny make the horse world a better place for people and most important for horses.” Beate June 2017
“I came away from Mark’s clinic with more confidence than ever before, his methodologies simply make sense. I feel I now have the basic tools to move myself and my horse forward in the right direction. After just 1 day, the connection between my horse and myself was stronger. I am now a confident leader who has gained a better understanding of my horse. Thank-you Mark, I look forward to attending many more of you clinics in the future. ” Kim 2017
“My horse is a lot more confident and hopefully so am I because I attended the clinic….thank you Mark for your guidance and your patience…. and your directness….nice to meet a horseman who explains the reason behind why he does what he does with the horse…..and give us the tools that work…  Honesty and horsemanship do not always go hand in hand…. that is where Mark is different…. he says it as it is..which is very refreshing.” March 2017
“Marks clinic was extremely educational and informative. We had a wide range of horse, disciplines and rider abilities. He gave everyone good amounts of time one on one and in a group. He dealt with issues like not going forward, not going backward, rushing, anxious horses, rearing horses, green horses; which through his focus method got horses relaxed and working in minutes. Ground and riding exercise to build horse & riders ability and confidence. Understanding the rein and brain connection, with good rein techniques helping horses open their shoulders and control the hind quarters. Thank you Mark, I will see you at the next clinic.” Leonie Jan 2017
“I have attended a few other people’s clinics.  I found this one a lot better, more productive and I feel that me and my horse are better for attending. I loved how mark explained everything and the reasons behind his methods. With the small amount of people he could keep a eye on everyone and they got equal amounts of time.  Absolutely loved the private lessons.  Will definitely recommend him to others and will love to get private lessons or attend another clinic. Thank you for opening my eyes and mind to a different way of doing things, but getting the same outcome, but with a softer and happy horse.” March 2017
“Mark is a true thinking horseman, he helps the horses and the owners. There is no ‘secret ingredient’ that you need to pay for to get results”. Lynette May 2017
“I would totally recommend Mark to anyone.” March 2017
“Thanks to Mark, I’m a much safer , more confident rider. He has an absolutely unique way of expressing how the horse thinks and what the horse needs from you. This gives me so much more confidence and has allowed me to progress well. I’ve just booked into my third Mark Langley clinic for this year and I’m really looking forward to it. Apart from improving your riding and relationship with your horse, it’s heaps of fun !! Highly recommend !!” Sandy July 2016
“I highly recommend working with Mark Langley to achieve better, longer term results for both horse and rider regardless of your riding style. Mark’s techniques are not gimmicks, they are the culmination of many years riding, training, questioning and striving to improve his own and the horse’s understanding of what we ask.” March 2017
“Horsemanship training and classical dressage- how does it connect? I didn’t expect to get a complete answer to this question in 2 days clinic, but Mark’s teaching and training inspired and convinced me. His words: “Connect with your horse and let her find the right answer“ made me come much closer to the answer of my question. 
I always wanted to be a soft rider, but old horse riding teachers for example told me to stop using my legs if I wanted to be soft. But that was no solution, because with only this advice, I felt that I could not even ride a straight line anymore. But with Mark, I learned how to flex and bend the horse without loosing forward energy. The result for us was a perfect side-pass just on a tiniest aid, felt natural.  I think the work with Mark is a pleasure for every horse and rider, no matter what level you are at.  Mark is a practitioner with a lot of experience with all kinds of horses; he did not hesitate to show us boundaries. He did not give us the illusion that with practice in a few days all the problems would be solved. But I have seldom experienced someone who, with such infinite energy and joy, tries to explain and show his methods – I would say he lives his methods, so I can say for myself, that makes me feel good and encouraged me to go on and push the borders further.” Anke, Germany

“This was my 10th Clinic with Mark and I continue to learn something new each time. I have taken 4 different horses to the clinics over the past 4 years and it has been fantastic how each of them has been treated as an individual and Mark has been able to help me with what will work best for each horse. I have really learnt how to listen to the horse to help them understand what is being asked of them, instead of just following the motions to complete an exercise. My horses have definitely come out of each clinic a lot calmer, happier and more willing and understanding. I have found a great deal more of a connection with them and a lot more confidence in myself to be able to gain their focus! Thank you so much for your patients Mark, really looking forward to my next clinic with you!”

“Mark actually teaches people exactly how he trains – and you can see the results”

 “I have been to several high level clinicians but Mark has been the only one who has got my horse to where I needed him.  I’ve seen Mark, who obviously has the skills that other people who come to his clinic don’t, teach them how to actually get results.  For Mark, it’s not about sticking to a program or mass publicity, it’s about each individual horse and how he can help you from wherever you are at.”

“Met Mark last weekend & heard about his philosophy behind hooking the horses mind before directing a horse anywhere, went through the steps involved in doing this, one by one (lol) both online & ridden. All seven of us & our horses improved. Proof is in the pudding really….
Aside from that, it was great to work with an Australian, who talked like an Australian, who dressed like an Australian, who understands us Australians. Mark has a likable personality, is easy to communicate with, & while very professional, still has a good dose of larikin.” Merrill, Nov 2015

“Just finished a 2 day clinic with Mark and I am feeling forever great full for the experience and cannot wait to catch up again for another clinic a lot of new approaches to learn and help us be a better team thanks for sharing you.” Melinda, Nov 2016

“I highly recommend Mark Langley of Equine Ability, he has worked with a number of my horses, from youngsters, to restarts, to complete freshly starting under saddle adult horses. Mark is a rare breed of horseman who truly takes the time to teach both horse and rider/handler in a synergistic way to encourage trust and understanding. He is honest, down to earth and lovely to deal with, and I am very pleased with the work he has done with my own horses. Mark trains them in such a way that all the foundations are put there, and in such a way as the horse is soft, responsive and attentive, a pleasure to ride and handle. The insight Mark has given me with guidance and training tips is truly invaluable. His patience with both horse and humans is remarkable and his methods really work. Please do not hesitate to contact Mark Langley of Equine Ability for training and clinics, I cannot recommend him highly enough.” Bianca, Sept 2015

“Firstly, thank you so very much to Mark and yourself for coming all this way to work with my horse and for your generosity with your time. It was an absolute pleasure to meet both of you and your gorgeous kids.  Mark has literally saved Blaze’s life. I know how over dramatic that sounds but it’s completely true. Whilst we have been repeatedly urged to have him ‘put down’, because he is unsafe and dangerous; at no time has that ever been a serious consideration for us. My heart broke for my guy as he is a smart and kind horse but scared, really scared and I truly believe that he is skittish and fearful because of human cruelty. I sincerely wanted to find a way to change Blaze’s mind about people. But, as I came up against this negative thinking from experienced professional horse people, time and again, I had begun to wonder if maybe ‘they‘ were right after all and what on earth did I know. Thank God, you guys showed up when you did!!  Mark is a talented man and to watch him at work was a true privilege. I was astounded and thrilled at  how quickly he had Blaze responding to him and how happy Blaze was to do what was asked of him. The enormity of this, still blows me away. Mark has given Blaze a future and helped me immeasurably by showing me some much needed tools to move forward with my horse. Thank goodness.Please pass on my heartfelt gratitude to Mark. Not only was he exceptionally patient and kind with Blaze but with me also and words can’t express how grateful I am.” Sarah Jan 2015

“A year ago I bought a horse to your clinic semi broken in. In the last year he has progressed wonderfully. Loads of trail riding, stock work, dressage and competed in his first show yesterday. Thanks to all the basics we learnt on the clinics he has picked up dressage with ease and has just started Novice dressage. At his first show I was so impressed with how he handle the excitment of the day. Thanks to the clinics over the last year it has been wonderful to help him adapt to new situations in a calm manner. You met my other more highly strung horse back in March and he is progressing slowly. He has not had much work but we feel we are getting some wins using all the principles we have learnt on both horses to controls his highs. No explosions from him although we have come close we have managed to work him back down using your methods. Thanks Mark for all your help!” Fiona Nov 2014

“This was my third 4-day clinic with my gelding Buffalo and the fun and learning never cease! The gift for me this time was to recognise how far my horse and I have come and how much more potential there is for us. I have become much more patient with both my horse and myself. Through this patience I can feel my horse better and know how to help him learn. Mark’s teaching feels good, makes sense and shows results. Thank you, Mark and Jenny, for your generosity of spirit.” Beate Nov 2014

“Listening to Mark explain things was so interesting and inspiring. My horse softened for me with my contact on the reins, he became more responsive by the 4th day and I felt for the first time with him he wanted and waited for me to ask him to do something instead of having slight resistance. Thank you Mark for the life changing experience,every day since I’ve been home/work I keep thinking about your clinic, you have totally influenced the way I now interact with my horses.  I feel a much calmer attitude ….My only regret is I didn’t do one of your clinics sooner.”  Belinda Oct 2014

“I felt Satine was sooo much softer & responsive after the clinic.  I love Mark’s gentle way with horses. He is a true horse man with a genuine love & respect for horses. I am a psychologist & I am very interested in regarding horses from a psychologist viewpoint. I am a fan!” Michelle Oct 2014

“The calm, gentle approach that Mark demonstrates with horses that he explains really well. I also loved immersing myself in ‘world horse’ for four days instead of tacking it on the end of a busy life. Thank-you so much! Mouse is beginning to pay attention more and carry herself better on the circle. I also have strategies to maintain her attention when scary stuff is around or happening.” Marian Oct 2014

“I most enjoyed the safe environment created by Mark’s patient and kind approach and how this allowed me and everyone (human and horse) to learn and grow while having fun. Rose regained trust in the learning experience, she rediscovered how to be soft and how to move forward while staying relaxed. She became more supple in her body too. I think..Mark’s approach..to always try to understand what the horse is communicating instead of judging it as good or bad…makes the whole experience a positive one with creative solutions. Brilliant really!!!” Beate, Aug 2014

 “The best thing for me in the clinic was the change in my horse and more particularly, the change in our relationship. This came from a change in me. Mark always shows me how to ask less and get more, how to isolate the aids so the horse isn’t confused, how to keep asking the right question from the horse and allow the horse to find the right answer. He went from me being nervous of asking him to walk out on the first day to cantering happily on the second. His thing is to grab the rein in his mouth and suck it like a dummy when he is stressed. He did this constantly for the first day and a half. By the second afternoon, he had relaxed so much that he no longer needed his “security blanket”. Thank you Mark for helping whoever needed to float load their horses and for helping me with Zsuzs’ feet.”  Andi, Aug 2014

 “I enjoyed finding and feeling the potential for better connection with my horse.  I definitely think Goldie improved during the 2 days.  I found we had longer stretches of connection along where he would stay with me. Also our communication has improved. He is starting to understand what I am asking of him.  I came away excited and inspired from the weekend… with a much better understanding of my horse and lots of gems to help us develop and improve our partnership. Many thanks for so generously sharing your experience and knowledge.”  Lisa, Aug 2014

“The clinics are a credit to both of you. Mark you have a unique ability to impart your knowledge and adapt different concepts to each horse and rider … Thanks again for another wonderful 4 day clinic.” Fiona 2014

“I enjoyed the balance between groundwork, arena work and bush riding and gained most satisfaction from special moments of ‘bush dressage’. My own focus, consistency and softness were greatly improved in the positive learning environment created by Mark and my horse reflected this back to me. Out in the open terrain he focused a lot better on me instead of on everything else around him and he rewarded me with increased softness too.” Beate Feb 2014

“Mark I appreciate the time you put into Oscar & I. You gave me the confidence & skills to work him in areas he needs most. Was a fabulous 4 days. Jenny, Mark, Ebony & Matthew, was such a pleasure to part of your beautiful family. Loved the lunches with you at the creek but next time I’ll pack my lunch in a dog proof container!” Jeanette Feb 2014

“…long trail rides through such beautiful scenery! … The comments from Mark during the rides where he can see you riding your horse outside of the arena environment and can provide instruction as we are riding (was) very helpful. Although I do not find my horse difficult to handle, he does get ‘fizzy’ and Mark explained this really well through the feeling of being ‘trapped’ and gave me pointers on preventing him from feeling trapped by letting that energy still flow forward in controlled circles until he connects and then giving him a window or an ‘out’ of where I want him to go or do until he thinks himself that ‘its a good idea’. He was certainly calmer at the end of the four days.” David Feb 2014

“This Clinic was Awesome! I had so much fun, I learnt a huge amount and my horse improved enormously! Mark is a gifted and dedicated horseman and a patient educator. He has amazing ability to attend to the needs of each while taking care of the group as a whole.His commitment to helping people improve their relationships with their horses and to make riding safe and fun is most apparent. I will be back again soon!” Annie Sept 2013

“Thank you for a fabulous clinic. I appreciate your kind, insightful and patient way with people Mark.
I felt in very good hands, had quite a few pennies drop, brushed up on my skills and overall had a wonderful time. “ Beate, Nov 2013

“Thanks Mark for an experience with my horse I will never forget and will continue to build on; your clinic was more than I could have imagined and I will be back… thanks to Jenny for being such a support to the group.” Susan Sept 2013

“Once again Mark you put on an amazing 4 day clinic, I learn’t so much that will help me with my new horse, you have given me plenty of skills to take home and practice when out on a trail ride. The riding out on trails was a fantastic opportunity to gain experience with other horses and rider dynamics. Can’t wait to book into the next one. “ Sarah Sept 2013

“Thanks for a fantastic clinic!! I learnt sssooooo much !! Have come home full of confidence n Angel going like a dream thank you so much!” Mary Nov 2013

“Had the best day with Mark, very impressed! He makes things easy to understand for both people and horses. We learned a lot and had fun as well. Definitely recommend you! Thanks so much!” Monique Sept 2013

“Thanks Jenny and Mark for a wonderful four days. couldn’t have asked for a better time and I know Ash thanks you too. Learnt so much and made many friends. Cannot wait for the chance to do it all again.” Chris Nov 2013

“Hi Mark, something exciting happened yesterday afternoon. I picked up the reins and gently asked Lewis to back up to which he did beautifully. Worked him through a dressage test and he was more forward in the trot. Amazing changes are happening! Thank you for sharing your way.”
Zoe August 2013

“If you only go to one clinic a year make sure it is a Mark Langley clinic, one the best, informative and positive weekends I have ever been on.” Charlie and Frances Murwillumbah Feb 2013

“I had a ball fence sitting at one of Marks recent clinics while my wife worked with her horse! I learnt heaps and will definitely be taking my own horse to the next clinic. Mark is very quick to read the horse and handler so that every person at the clinic got a customized lesson on the spot to achieve the learning outcomes. Brilliant!” Phil March 2013

“Mark you truly are an amazing and inspirational man. You have made such a difference, my confidence on Bella has improved unbelievably. How you connect with both the horse and rider is just so amazing, you impart your knowledge in an easy to understand way and are totally non-judgmental. I think you really need to come back on a regular basis.” Bronwyn June 2012

“The clinic was AWESOME..!! so much learning. Mark has a gift to be able to read a horse and more importantly read the rider. Being quite nervous as I was riding a green horse, Mark went through each exercise step by step and had no hesitation to jump on my horse to help correct a few bad habits. The clinic was a combination of groundwork, arena work and then we worked outside in the wide open spaces. A true holistic approach. All the time Mark was giving both the horse and rider the necessary tools to keep them safe. I would totally recommend this clinic for riders of all levels, the learning is enormous.” Jenni, Halls Creek Dec 2012

“I’ve been to many clinics over the years as both a spectator and a participant and I can say in all honesty that yours was the most enjoyable and easy to follow clinic I have been to so far. Looking forward to the next one!!” Clare June 2012

“Mark doesn’t get impatient like other trainers I’ve been too.” Sue

“Mark is a very skilled communicator with both horses and people. I was amazed, not only at how well he could get each horse going himself, but also how he managed to transfer his knowledge and techniques to each rider such that we all left with much greater confidence having had demonstrable success with our own efforts with our horses after only 2 days – it was amazing!“ Tracey

“Its telling then that this modest proponent of natural horsemanship does not wear a watch, rarely appears harried and that the business founded on his natural talent….”
Read more, LANGLEY_OUTBACKMAG, July 2009

“You have such a calm and sensible approach toward horses – you definitely helped refine my thinking and my attitude when working with my horse.” Theresa

“I had the opportunity to work alongside Mark recently for a couple of weeks as he started half a dozen young horses. Mark’s ability to read horses is almost supernatural and he has an uncanny skill of adapting lessons to the needs of the horse or rider. Adopting Mark’s training techniques with my own horses has not only made me a better horseman, but it has made me a better person. By learning to communicate with horses, I have become more patient, cooperative, and observant with both horses and people. I have learned how important it is to lay the foundations in any cooperative relationship in order to be successful. Mark is good with people and great with horses. Thanks, Mark, for helping me see the world from the horse’s perspective.” Laura, July 2012

“Really enjoyed the clinic last weekend, learnt heaps and loved that as well as group tuition each horse and rider combo were given individual instruction according to their needs. Mark also showed how everything we were learning could be relevant to our particular disciplne (endurance). I can feel a definite improvement in my horse this week and know that what I learnt at the clinic will benefit all my other horses as well. Would certainly be interested in doing a progressive clinic in the future.” Rachel Oct 2012

“I had an EXCELLENT weekend really enjoyed it.” Caroline Oct 2012

“Mark. The weekend at lismore was just fantastic. Learnt so much. I always knew I couldn’t hassle my horse as he tends to shut down. But I have never been able to find the key to get his trust and unlock his energy. You really taught me how to do this, in a way that made so much sense. Thank you for helping RAffi and I ” Jacqui

“Thanks Mark! Great weekend and learnt heaps! For someone like myself who is getting back into horses, it was a great confidence builder, just being around others and in a safe environment..Saving up now for the four day trail ride in November” Sue, April 2013

“Thank you for a great weekend at the Cabarita Beach Clinic. It was great to get an understanding of how to use all the foundations you put in place..You get on any horse and they seem to respond immediately to what you are asking, this is great to witness as it shows us all how a horse can be taught at any age and on any level with the right techniques and all with softness. I hope to see you in October on your 4 day clinic, if not sooner.” Sarah, Newrybar

“We would like to express our appreciation to you on the professional and capable way you started our two young horses and brought them to where we were able to continue with their education. Both were responsive and showed maturity that we thought may not be achieved for a few years to come. They have been on numerous trail rides with other horses and their good trail manners have been commented on for such inexperienced and young horses. The 8 day camp out ride put them to the test which they both passed with flying colours. We could not be happier with how they have turned out and whole-heartedly would and do recommend your ability to start and train young horses. We look forward to sending you the next generation of our young foals.” Pub Crawls on Horseback/ Bullock Mountain Homestead; specialising in trail rides

“I can only say that the weekend with Mark was just great! Tad brought his new 41/2 yo anglo/arab which had been giving him a few problems. The difference in horse and rider between start of day 1 and end of day 2 was like chalk and cheese.” Noel Oct 2012

“I think every single one of us has increased in our confidence.”

“I learned a lot; Mark is a great teacher. He’s very relaxed with people and makes them feel good.”


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