About Lynn Henry
Lynn Henry is an inspirational and highly-skilled horse trainer and educationalist. She is internationally recognised for founding the Think Like A Pony system of horsemanship for children and writing the series of workbooks.
Although renowned for her ability to engage with children, Lynn is also a well-respected horse behaviourist and educator of adults to a professional level. In both training horses and teaching people, Lynn focuses on the power of good communication, building respectful relationships and finding the joy in developing a common language with the horse.
Lynn started her journey in education as a biology teacher, inspiring secondary school children in a deprived area of Leeds to engage with the subject and switch back on to learning. Although Lynn had always been seen as a ‘natural’ with animals, it was not until she was 35 and her children became interested in ponies that a new journey in her life begun.
Coming into horses from a fresh perspective, Lynn excelled because she understood:
“Horsemanship can be learnt, but first we must accept that our individuality, our personality and the way in which we deal with problems play a vital role in how we interact with the horse. We must learn to listen to our instinct.”
Since then, Lynn has studied and trained with some of the leading figures in horsemanship and has extended her knowledge to include a holistic approach to horses. She is a horse and human healer and has qualified as a horse Iridology practitioner after studying with Helen Collinson. Lynn is also a qualified Shiatsu for horses practitioner with the Scottish School of Horse Shiatsu.
Lynn has published the Think Like A Pony Foundation book and Groundwork series of books through Kenilworth Press and has published Think Like a Pony ‘In the Saddle’ workbooks 1 and 2 through Think Like a Pony Publishing. By taking this communication and understanding into riding, people can learn to develop harmony in their riding.
Lynn utilises her unique skill set to evoke the learner’s natural ability to communicate with horses. Through developing an affinity with animals in this way, students of Lynn are frequently blown away by the positive life changes that occur.