Bianca Gillanders is a Professional Clinician and horse trainer; she has spent over two decades specializing in horse and human education.
Working exclusively with troubled horses for many years, Bianca’s main focus is on foundation training, building a solid base of education and understanding in the horse, the building blocks to real success in any field of equine performance.
Using natural methods she breaks down step by step the physical, mental and emotional resistances that prevent understanding and communication from flowing easily between horse and human.
Bianca believes that horses need clear leadership and direction because this is the language they understand, she also knows that each person can find and harness there own unique energy and ability to direct there horse effectively, if given the opportunity.
Bianca has trained, worked with and started under saddle all types of horses including completely unhandled outback Station bred colts, she has also had the privilege of being invited to ride at Equitana 2010 in the Ian Francis Clinic on a young 3yr old mare she had trained herself.
In 2012 she was one of 5 successful video applicants from across Australia that were asked to take part in a live audition for ‘The Way of the Horse’ Colt Starting Competition to be held at Equitana .
In front of a panel of judges (highly esteemed horseman) the applicants were asked to work with, saddle and ride an un-started (never ridden) young horse within the allocated time of 60 mins.
Bianca was the only female horse trainer and the youngest person to audition, she successfully won 3rd place in the audition which entitled her to the reserve position at this years Equitana (November 2012) and a definite competitor at the following ‘Way of The Horse’ colt starting competition (Equitana November 2014), where she won second place and highlighted her commitment to putting the horse first.
Bianca really understands what it can take to overcome tragedy and difficult circumstances in life, her precious 7 year old son Kyan was killed in a tragic accident in 2010. Demonstrating that it can truly be possible to move forward and stay positive even after the darkest of times, Bianca’s insight and her ability to share her knowledge about foundation horsemanship has inspired so many others to find that inner strength and focus that they personally needed to take their horsemanship up to another level.