About Richard (Max)
Horses were an early interest & Richard starting riding aged nine before owning his first pony at the age of eleven. His love of all things equestrian remained through his first few years in the army, until he transferred to The Household Cavalry Regiment & swapped growling tanks for gleaming Cavalry Blacks! He became a Riding Instructor, training Life Gaurds subalterns & backing the young horses coming over from Ireland. During this time, Monty Roberts came to prominence & this provided Richard's introduction to natural horsemanship.
As Richard studied, adapted & incorporated the best of both natural & traditional methods of horsemanship, it quickly became evident to him that where a horses behaviour changes, pain is often the catalyst. "I don't think a horse wakes up one morning & decides he's had enough - there has to be more to it" Richard's explains, a sentiment that saw him begin considering a horse from a "physical first" approach. This decision connected Richard with Andy Andrews & Jim Masterson, later forming the foundation to Richard's Bodywork Courses.
Married to Sam, their son William followed in his dad's hoofprints, working towards his accreditation while training & competing as a young showjumper in Germany. Life in the Maxwell household is wonderfully packed with all things equine & revolves around Richard's absolute passion to teach & support across all levels of experience. Richard's friendly, open & often humorous approach engages clients & encourages questions, ensuring each horse (& owner!) gains maximum benefit from every clinic, course or consultation they share.
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