Perfect your Polework

It seems that everybody is doing polework exercises these days, and everywhere you turn on social media or in equestrian magazines, there are new, creative and often complicated layouts for you to try.

You’ve had a go at setting them up (even though you’re maybe missing some poles, and you’re not sure that the distances are right), and somehow it doesn’t go quite as well as you’d hoped.

Your horse seems confused and you’re not entirely sure the exercise is working as it should, so you give up and feel a bit miffed that you’ve now got to put all the poles away again!

Polework Exercises

Using polework as part of your horse’s training is an amazing way to improve his way of going and build his gymnastic ability, however it’s not just as simple as building a random funky layout and cracking on.

There are so many things to consider if you want the schooling session to be a constructive, positive and enjoyable experience for both you and your horse.

But what if you already knew the fundamental principles of using polework, and had the confidence to build simple, effective and challenging exercises to suit your horse

How much better would you feel if you knew exactly what distances to use, how to select specific polework exercises that would be most beneficial for him (or her!), how to progressively increase the challenge of each layout and have the ability to add loads of variety to the training without having to keep getting off and moving poles?

I can help you do exactly that!

My name is Alison Buttery and I’m an experienced BHS Accredited Professional Coach, and I’ve spent over 10 years as a Senior Lecturer in Equine Science, working with many people to train towards equestrian qualifications, from foundation through to degree levels, alongside British Horse Society exams. I regularly run polework and gridwork clinics for clients in my region, and I’ve worked with all kinds of horse and rider combinations, across all different levels.

Polework for horses

Perfect Your Polework is an online course that will guide you through the correct principles of how to set up, ride and progressively develop your horse’s way of going (and your riding too!).

Who is this course for?

Whether you are an experienced rider or someone new to owning and riding horses, this course will take you from the basics of using poles in your schooling, through to being able to progress and challenge your horse (and your riding!) at higher levels.

  • You want to make use of polework in their training, but you’re not sure where to start.

  • You want to get rid of the guesswork and doubt involved in selecting, building and riding polework exercises.

  • Your horse doesn’t find polework exercises easy, he gets over excited or loses balance, and you’d love to find some ways to improve this.

  • You’ve run out of ideas and need some inspiration for different polework layouts.

  • You only have 30 minutes to ride, and you want to make sure that you make the most of it!

  • You only have access to a handful of poles, and struggle to find ways to make best use of them.

  • You want to challenge yourself to try more creative exercises.

  • You’ve got a young horse and you’re not sure how to introduce polework into his schooling

  • You want to improve your horse’s way of going on the flat and/or to improve jumping technique.

  • You have a horse who is undergoing rehabilitation from injury, and you’d like to include different polework challenges.

  • You’d like to use polework exercises as part of your horse’s groundwork training.

  • You want to build your own confidence when riding.

You’ll learn everything you need to know about using poles in your schooling, so that you can confidently select, set up and ride a range of polework exercises at home, regardless of whether you have 50 poles or just 1…

The course is made up of 4 modules, all delivered online, and each supported by a range of resources. Each module includes a series of online training webinars, and a downloadable workbook for you to complete.

You’ll have access to more than 7 hours of training, alongside 8 workbooks specifically designed to help you get the very most out of the course.

PLUS you’ll get training on over 50 different polework exercises that you can use in your training at home (and that doesn’t include all the variations & progression opportunities associated with each one!).

“I have recently completed the Perfect Your Polework course by The Everyday Equestrian, excellent course, very informative, work books provided before each webinar which allowed time to think about questions beforehand. The subject was covered in manageable elements at a convenient time, course content and delivery was excellent, can’t wait for the next course as I have learnt so much from this one. Alison puts so much effort into the material and delivery, I’ve never known anyone so motivated”


“This course has taught me so much I didn’t know about polework. Alison’s diagrams and ideas about how to set the poles up and what exercises you could do really inspired me to get out with my horse and have a go. I also have my workbook to take with me so I can refer to it whenever I need to. I now have so many exercises I can do riding or on the ground to keep me going for months.”


Join this course  today, and you’ll learn how to use polework correctly and effectively, so that you can develop your horse’s way of going, your riding, AND have lots of fun together!

Your next steps:

Step One – Select your preferred payment method below

Step Two – Enter your info and card details

Step Three – Click on ‘Submit’

Step Four – You’ll see a ‘Thank you’ page to confirm your payment,

Step Five – You’ll receive an email within 24 hours, with full instructions on how to access the course


Perfect Your Polework

£4700One time payment
  • Basics of using polework in your horse’s training
  • Correct distances & how to adjust them for your horse
  • How to use angled & raised poles
  • Over 50 different polework layouts
  • Downloadable workbooks for each module
  • How to use polework for lunging, long-reining & in-hand work
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 7-day, money back guarantee

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to own a horse to take part in this programme?

Not at all! This course is open to everyone, whether you ride regularly at a riding school, help with a friend’s horse, whether you’re a student at college, returning to horse ownership after a break, or thinking about buying your first horse.

Is the course taught live?

No this is a recording of the course that was previously taught live. You will get access to each module on a weekly basis.

How long do I get access to the course for?

Once you have joined the course, you will have lifetime access to it, for as long as it is available.

I’m not very good with technology, and I’m worried that I won’t know how to access the course!

When you join this course, you will create a Username and Password, which is all you need to access the course. There is an option to reset your password too, if you forget it!

What if I change my mind?

If for any reason you think the programme is not for you, or you change your mind, then I offer a 7-day money-back guarantee from the point of payment.

I don’t live in the UK, will this programme help me?

Yes absolutely! The principles of using polework exercises in your horse’s training and development can (and should!) be applied anywhere.

I’m not sure whether this programme is for me right now, what should I do?

Simply email me with your questions or concerns, and I’ll be delighted to help you decide whether it is for you or not. It’s really important to me that the right people join and take part in this programme, so please do get in touch. There won’t be any pressure to join or awkward sales pitch, and you’ll get a feel for whether you’d like to work with me or not.

Perfect Your Polework

£4700One time payment