Lara Beth Poynton qualified as a senior Horse Safety Instructor (HSA) in 2015. She operates under the business name of Peninsula Equine Development and is based at Tubbarubba, a premier Arabian stud and equestrian property on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Lara regularly competes and starts horses for a range of multi-discipline equestrian sports from dressage to show jumping and endurance riding. Lara’s career path was always destined to be equine-related given her passion for horses and she has worked in the industry for eighteen years. In 2013 she graduated from Monash University with a degree in Environmental Science; a discipline that often appeals to those who want to make a difference and one that she credits as having provided her with the necessary insights to continually question problems in order to find solutions. A skilled communicator with the confidence to take on any challenge, Lara is firmly grounded in the art of horse management. Her desire to make a positive change to the standards and perceptions of horse training is her number one goal.
Lara uses just three simple principles and applies them to all aspects of her training, she believes that by keeping is simple every rider can be a successful trainer. At EQUITANA in 2018, the Australian Brumby Challenge provided an exciting opportunity to showcase her talents with Cooper, her re-trained Brumby. They were awarded first place in the Brumby Freestyle Challenge. Lara successfully applies The System when starting young horses under saddle, re-training, and teaching people how to better educate their horses. A loyal support-base is steadily growing through their online presence, www.equinesystem.com
Visit Lara Poynton at the following sessions
Cues into Aids
Many of my clients are looking to take their dressage from HRCAV, into EA but feel like they don’t have the confidence to do so. By starting on the ground we can build our confidence and our horses confidence together. Confidence comes from knowing you will succeed and combined these concepts were the ticket to my riding success
In hand, two-rein, bridle work
As a rider I struggled to find someone who could teach me in-hand work on the ground however as soon as I did my horses began to love learning new complex movements, everything became easier for me and for them. My leg aids were lighter, my reins were a tool for communication, I removed my spurs went back to a simple snaffle and it was like a whole new world of dressage became available to me and my horses.
Confidence comes from knowing you will succeed and, combined, these two topic concepts were the ticket to my riding success.