Balanced Equine

Producing a mentally and physically balanced equine

Balanced Equine is a backing, schooling and livery yard based at Thornbank Stables, between St Andrews and Cupar in Fife. We have excellent training facilities including a well drained outdoor school with showjumps, round pen, cross country schooling fences and only minutes from the beach. We offer a variety of horse livery packages - grass, full, part, working, hunt and training.

At Balanced Equine, we cover all aspects of training and support - whether you have a:

  • young foal or weanling that needs handling
  • horse that needs introducing to tack, long-reining or backing
  • horse who won’t stand for the farrier, catch, load, stand to mount, or needs schooling or hacking out

We can assist you in building confidence for you and/or your horse.

Although Joanna will help clients get riding their young horses after backing or re-schooling she does not provide riding lessons.

Balanced Equine is run by Joanna Heaton who holds the Monty Roberts Preliminary Certificate of Horsemanship.

Joanna has worked extensively with horses across the UK, Ireland, Spain, South Africa and Australia. Joanna works with horses in a patient, sympathetic manner building a respectful partnership with firm but fair handling.

Take advantage of the superb facilities at Thornbank Stables and get your horse off to a winning start – enlist the help of Balanced Equine today!

“Joanna is very patient and understanding, she has experience of many different horses and is quick to gain their trust and confidence. Sandra and I would both thoroughly recommend her methods and the results she produces and would have no hesitation in sending a young or difficult horse to her for livery and training”
Jacky Low-Mitchell, Balcormo Stud