Pennie Clayton founded the Horse and Hound School which provides a range of services throughout Kent, Essex, Surrey, Sussex and South East London.
Pennie has always been crazy about animals and feels lucky to have spent her life working with them. She has worked extensively with dogs and horses for many years and loves helping owners and riders gain insight into their animals. Welfare is at the forefront of Pennie’s work and she often works with rescue organisations, as well as rescuing animals herself.
Pennie originally trained as a riding instructor and continues to attend clinics with well known trainers such as Charles de Knuffy and Stephen Clarke. She believes consideration of the horse's experience should be at the heart of all equine activities. She encourages her students to develop positive relationships with horses built on trust and communication.
Pennie later studied dog behaviour which resulted in her expanding her business. She completed a two year dog behaviour course with well-known trainer Sheila Harper (IDTS) and attained an OCN Level 3 Dog Behaviour Certificate. She attends conferences and workshops regularly to ensure her knowledge stays current, and has learnt from esteemed international experts such as Turid Rugaas and Anne Lill Kvam.
Pennie has a soft spot for sighthounds, and is happiest when spending time with her rescue lurchers and greyhounds, or out riding.