If you want to build trust, it has to be about them, not you
Guy represented the UK in the sport of Polocrosse between 2002 and 2011, of which the last 3 years were spent as the Captain, in test matches against Zimbabwe, South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Holland. Having won numerous national and international titles including a runners up medal at the 2007 polocrosse world cup Guy retired to concentrate on his horsemanship and now spends all his time running Horsemanship Clinics and Demonstrations all over the UK as well as Europe and the U.S.A.
Guy has travelled extensively, and considers himself a student of horsemanship and great horseman. Guy has trained and started horses all over the world, including UK, Australia, USA, Poland and New Zealand.
In 2019, Guy was selected to take part in the Mustang Makeover in Germany, a competition where wild mustangs are flown over from America and each trainer has 100 days to train the mustang ready before showing them at the makeover competition in Aachen.
The mustangs are flown to Germany from Oregon, where they are selected at random for each trainer. Guy drew a 7 yo bay roan mare who was named Taste the Magic, by their sponsors Taste the World, and after a stopover in Holland, returned home with her at the beginning of May.
Guy attended the Mustang Makeover in August with Magic where they competed in various events. After the event, the horses are entered into a public auction in an effort to give them all good homes. (According to research, due to fencing, roads, industry and water shortages, the available area of the wild can only sustainably house and feed 27,000 animals, but 88,000 mustangs and donkeys currently roam free).
The story of Guy & Magic touched many hearts, she was like no other horse Guy had worked before!! At the event, just after the finals and before the auction, Guy was approached by his sponsors and one other lady. They had been so touched and inspired by the bond that Guy had with Magic, that they had managed to raise the funds and were going to bid on Magic so that she could remain with Guy and come back home to the UK! THEY WON!!!!
You can find out more about the story of Guy and Magic on his website here and about the Mustang Makeover in Germany here.
In 2020, Guy returned to Aachen with another Mustang, Taste of Merlin. In this training video, Guy discusses and demonstrates his stages of training a wild horse to be a great partner.