Our Founders

Positive Horse Training Claire Waldron

Claire Waldron

Positive Horse Training Rachel Bedingfield

Rachel Bedingfield

Their unique connection and the bridge they have built between online learning and a safe haven for hands on positive horse training

They met in 2014 when Claire signed up for the first Elite Coaching Student Program of Connection Training, where Rachel was one of her tutors. Rachel and Claire experienced a special bond that brought them together again the following year when Rachel accepted Claire’s invitation to come to Spain after her husband died.

Rachel worked through her loss by helping Claire and her horse Segura deepen their mutual trust and strengthen their connection. In turn, Claire’s family welcomed Rachel with open arms and gave her a safe haven to mourn her loss.

Claire becomes the first Connection Training Instructor
A year later Claire experienced her own traumatic loss when her beloved horse Segura died suddenly. Rachel spent time with Claire, keeping her focused on her dream of becoming a Connection Training Qualified Instructor. They worked together with other horses in order help Claire through her loss, and to fulfil the requirements Claire needed to become an instructor. In September 2016, that dream came true.

Positive Horse Training Spain is born
Being there for one another during these times, a connection was created that subsequently led them to build a bridge between the home-study Connection Training Courses, and a safe haven for learning. Together they created Positive Horse Training Spain in January 2017.

Our farm is named after Claire's beautiful rescue mare Segura.

Cortijo de Segura means Segura's Farm. Segura means "safe" and our haven is in her memory.

Becoming a Registered Charity

Rescue Horses grooming each other

After three years of offering training courses to general horse owners, we realised that our specialism had become equine emotional rehabilitation. We both coach online and have worked with many equine rescue charity staff all over the world.

So we began to think that we could best use our expertise and practical knowledge to specialise in teaching people the best, fairest and most ethical way to rehab rescue horses to secure their long-term happy futures.

Hence, we became a Registered Charity in March 2020.

Our mission is to stay small as a Rescue Centre, but to have a BIG impact on rescue centres all over the world. Our hearts are fully engaged in changing the world for horses and we feel we can best do that by educating and supporting front-line horse rescues and adopters. We hope you share our passion and want to support us in any way you can.