I'm Gavin Chaplin, creator and visionary of GavSays.com - a website to provide information and tutorials on all things equine!
Here's how the website came into being and why I want to share this information with you...
I have ridden all my life and have been lucky enough to work for some of the top horsemen in the world, in their chosen discipline. The ideas gleaned from these incredible horsemen have had a big influence on the methods I use to train horses.
I have also learned much through reading great books and magazines such as "Western Horseman," and from looking at the material presented on website's like the "Australian stock-horse society".
Over many years I have tried and tested these methods; finding what worked and what didn't - a nip here and a tuck there - slowly formulating a step by step method that I use to bring on horses. It is an amalgam and tightening of all those ideas.
This website's goal is to pass on those ideas to future generations, so that this valuable information that I have gathered and learned over the years, is never lost.
For years now I have been coaching my methods to people all over the world. Through this coaching I have found that the use of videos has been instrumental in helping students see where their mistakes lie.
I gradually started putting these videos into a semblance of order and found myself, time and again, passing them on. That was the start of the idea to put it all onto one site, so that it would be available to anyone who could access the internet.
That idea has slowly grown into reality and here we finally are, with a live website.
Obviously, along the way, I have met some very interesting people who are specialists in their chosen equine fields. Many have been gracious enough to let me interview them and to share this information on the website.
Here is more info on those Guest Experts:
Gradually my goals have changed, and my aim now, is to make GavSays.com into a site where you can get great information on just about any equine topic.
Some of this information might fly in the face of current ideas, but good debate and discussion of new ideas is a good thing.
Good viewing and best regards,