Happy Horses Bitless offers a  mobile home visit service only.

I come to you and your horse for your lesson on your property. I service Lismore and the surrounding areas in Northern NSW. If you have a bitless bridle great, if not, you can borrow or buy one of mine or use your halter.

My teaching is based on the Natural Horsemanship principles of  the development of mutual trust and improved relationship between horse and rider. I believe a good relationship between human and horse provides the groundwork for everything you do, as without it you are merely imposing your will on another. I work intuitively and act as an ‘interpreter’ between horse and human. Students learn how to understand horse body language and how to decipher what the horse is thinking. During lessons the student learns to be present and fully open to their horse, to truly ‘listen’ with their whole body and mind. The development of light, soft aids is paramount to the development of the skill to communicate with your horse in a freely flowing conversation. Allowing an ongoing conversation based on feel enables horse and human to move as one.

I am also a traditionally trained riding instructor so I have the ‘eye’ to find what may be holding the rider back from achieving their full potential. My background is in showjumping and dressage and I bring elements of Classical riding into the riding skills I teach. Students learn how to ride in a ‘balanced’ manner which improves their safety, effectiveness and communication with the horse. Both rider AND horse are ‘trained’ during the lesson, so they both move forward together.

Relationship, trust, balance and feel and that all important ingredient – heart.


Private Lessons – $65 per hour

This includes the cost of travel if within the Lismore zone, travel outside this area will incur a travel fee. Longer lessons and group lessons are available by request. Half day and full day workshops also available by request, just give me a call to discuss your needs.

To check out what students are saying go to Testimonials.

To book call Suzy 0401 249 263 or email   happyhorsesbitless@gmail.com




I have been instructing for over 20 years in both private lessons and group lessons at riding schools. After training as a pony club instructor I enjoyed teaching so much I trained with the Equestrian Federation of Australia as a riding coach. At one riding school I gave single and group lessons and also ran school holiday camps and competitions (dressage, showjumping and eventing). For a number of years I was a Pony Club instructor and I've worked as a trail guide for over 10 years and have developed a keen eye for what riders need to know to help them improve their riding skills. Over the years I have taught all ages and levels of rider and am happy to share this knowledge. I bring to you the knowledge I have gained from a degree in Equine Science and a lifetime living and working with horses.

For the past 10 years I have been teaching students in bitless bridles. Five years ago I decided to specialize in bitless riding as this is where my heart is, and now I exclusively work with students who want to ride without bits, spurs or crops.

Happy Bitless Horse Riding, Suzy

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