26th February 2013 Finally, I am briefly able to edit my site. I am in the process of designing a new site as this site has become unworkable. Much of the information here is still valid. Contact details are also still valid, although I also have a landline number now also 01425 480060.
4th June 2012 Keep your eyes on our Facebook page over the next few weeks as we will be having a stock clearance on various items.
16th March 2012 We are stocking the new Jim Masterson DVD - Beyond Horse Massage. You can order it now here.
19th December 2011 We are away for the Christmas break until 3rd January 2012. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all customers (past and present) a wonderful Christmas and New Year. :) (Orders will be processed as usual whilst away.)
14th October 2011 We are now selling three different models of classical French chain cavessons. Please see here.
20th February 2011 TWS has just received stock of several new DVD's. The first is Connected Riding and Groundwork by Peggy Cummings. The second is Bea Borelle's Circus School Part's 1 & 2. The third is Understanding Why a Horse Moves the Way He Does by Jec A. Ballou.
19th February 2011 TWS is soon to be stocking the Startrekk western treeless saddles.
18th February 2011 TWS is now stocking the new Barefoot Arizona Nut treeless saddle. See here.
25th December 2010 we would like to take this opportunity to thank all customers for their custom during 2010 and wish them a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.
5th December 2010 we are now stocking the new WOW adjustable western saddle and the Korrector pad. Details to follow.
23rd November 2010 This year TWS will be closed for Christmas from 20th December until 10th January 2011. Web orders will continue to be dispatched during this time.
2nd August 2010 we are on holiday from Monday 2nd until Friday 6th August. So will answer emails on our return. :)
15th July 2010 saw a bunch of 'Equine Massage for Performance Horses' DVD's by Jim Masterson arrive. Please clickhere for more information.
27th June 2010 TWS just took delivery of the Horse and Donkey Worms and Worming Book by Dr A. Nyland This is a book well worth reading and was recommended by a top American Equine vet who is also a nutritionist. It explains all about the worms, how worming regimens have needed to change over the years and what worming programme you need to adopt for your horses health. This really is a great book which every horse owner should have. See it here.
26th June 2010 Finally, here is the page for the Freemax saddles.
19th April 2010 TWS will be going on the road this year to a number of shows, Saddles, pads, cinches, a few headstalls, and some DVD's will be on board. If you are local to any of the shows it is a good way to get your saddles checked without extra travelling fees! The Port Lewis Impression Pad will be available for hire during the shows for £15 per saddle. Do come and say hello. The dates and shows are:
|BR Reining Spring Show
||Bodium, East Sussex
||24-25th April 2010
|WES Performance Show
||The Mendip Stud, Somerset
||23rd May 2010
||Sorry, not able to attend
||2-4th July 2010
|Garden of England International Show
||Bodium, East Sussex
||21st-25th July 2010
|WES National Show
||Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire
||27-29th August 2010
16th April 2010 We are now stocking Professionals Choice pads, cinches, boots, etc. If it is not in stock it will be available to order and should be here within the week. As usual we are happy to offer a price match. Also, just taken delivery of a bunch of Cowboy Dressage DVD's. The pages will be uploaded soon.
6th February 2010 After a long time with no update (thanks to computer issues!) we have a brand new treeless saddle in stock. It is called the Freemax by Acavello. The Freemax is a brand new treeless western saddle and it looks, and rides, like a treed saddle. Please click here for more information. We also have Anja Beran's new DVD's in stock. Please clickhere for those. Lastly, we are in the process of changing the pads, cinches, headstalls, reins and leatherwear stocked. Do keep an eye on the site for the changes.
3rd July 2009 A whole heap of Nancy Cahill DVD's are here. She is an American trainer who has done a series of DVD's made for people who have not got access to a trainer, as well as those that do. These are considered to be very good quality educational DVD's.
20th June 2009 The newly designed ported Rockin "S" snaffle is now here.
19th June 2009 New in stock are very good quality traditional and baroque bitless bridles and matching cordeos. The nosebands are padded and they do not cross over. Please see here for more on those.
18th June 2009 If customers would like to bring their horses to me for a consultation (I am based on the edge of the New Forest on the Hampshire/Dorset border), I can hire both indoor and outdoor schools for a very reasonable rate.
20th January 2009 New DVD's have just come in by Dr Gerd Heuschmann. Dr Heuschmann is a German vet, rider and horse lover who is dedicated to educating riders to develop an awareness of what is really needed to make their sport more horse friendly. All horse owners will benefit whatever the discpline and level of riding. Please click here for more information.
19th September 2008 I am now available for consultations. If you contacted me around the time I had my baby - do get in touch again. Thank you.
18th September 2008 Some new items have arrived. I am pleased to be stocking DVD's by Chris Irwin he is an American trainer who is becoming very popular. See his website and more about him here. I have also got some leather cordeos - ideal for natural horsemanship here. I also sell David Gray's DVD's here.
24th July 2008 A baby girl was born on 14th July. Mum and baby are doing well. So if anyone wondered why they have not had a reply to their email - that is the reason. All orders are to be dispatched this week and Maria will be returning to office-based work on 28th July. Thank you for all the good wishes received.
10th May 2008 As of 1st June I will no longer be travelling out to consultations for a few months. Although, if customers can bring their horses to me (Ringwood, Hampshire) I will be able to continue doing saddle consultations. I am pregnant and due in July. I will take maternity leave but the online store will still be operating as normal and if you have any questions, would like a consultation in the future or need help please do contact me. I will get back to you. Thank you to all my customers who have made this job such a lovely one!
4th May 2008 Barefoot have released a new treeless western saddle. The saddles are called the Missoula Nut and Virginia Rose. They are the first traditional looking treeless western saddles on the UK market. Please see here for more details.
11th April 2008 Just received a delivery of Mattes Equestrian sheepskin western pads, sheepskin cinches and treeless sheepskin saddlepads. An update will be available on the site soon.
11th April 2008 Prices unfortunately will be going up on 1st May 2008. This is due to the strong euro and the wholesaler raising their prices. Any orders placed and paid for on or before 30th April will benefit from the original prices. A price match is offered on any new Continental Pullman item able to be purchased in the UK. Contact TWS for more details.
14th February 2008 Heather Moffett's western seatsavers (click here) and also Mark Rashid's newest DVD on Rider Softness (click here) have arrived today. TWS is also soon to start selling a beautiful new leather bitless bridle and leather cordeo's. Great for Natural Horsemanship.
1st February 2008 The even newer Heather Moffett 'Vogue' trial saddle has arrived. It is a new design from Heather Moffett and has a narrower twist and deeper seat than the Fhoenix. Please click here to read more.
1st December 2007 The newest Heather Moffett 'Standard Fhoenix' trial saddle has arrived at a new lower price. Please click here to read more.
28th November 2007 The latest Mark Rashid DVD has hit our doormat. Please click here to read more about it.
30th October 2007 We have just received a shipment of Mark Rashid DVD's. We will receive his newest ones as soon as they are released. We also stock the Rockin' 'S' snaffle that he finds very useful. Please see the Mark Rashid page for further information.
29th October 2007 We have some Anja Beran calendars for 2008 in stock. They are beautifully illustrated with training tips as well as beautifully shot pictures. They retail at £19.95 including P&P to the UK. To purchase one please click here.www.anjaberan.com
Anja is not a western rider. She is a classical rider who rides in an exceptionally kind, considerate and knowledgeable way. She has worked with Gerhard Heuschmann to design a training programme which gymnastically builds the horse without forcing it with side reins, tight nosebands or harsh bits. She is very successful in training this way. She has written a beautiful book and produced a lovely DVD. These are available from www.enlightenedequitation.com and from www.amazon.co.uk
28th August 2007 Have completed another Enlightened Equitation Fhoenix training day. The Fhoenix is on sale for a limited time for £995 (usually £1,095). Grab it while you can!
27th June 2007 Have just completed an Enlightened Equitation Fhoenix saddle training day. So I am now trained to sell and fit Heather Moffett's own-design, part-treed, flexible english saddles.
26th June 2007 We are in the process of designing the online shop. Some of the pages are finished, but many are not. So please check back from time to time for more items.