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Pip Jelinski has always been passionate about horses. Growing up in Tasmania, Pip began rising and competing horses at an early age. On leaving school she decided to pursue a career in the equine industry and was accepted to study a Certificate III in Agriculture, horse breeding, at Emerald Agricultural College.

During her course, she was exposed to a variety of skills in all facets of agriculture and participated in the College’s work placement program. It was through the work placement program that she first met well-known Dululu horse breeder, trainer and clinician, the late Gordon McKinlay. During her work experience stints, Pip gained a first hand insight into Gordon’s colt starting and horsemanship methods which focused firmly on getting horses soft, supple and safe. Wanting to further her experience, she went to work for Gordon full time after completing college and spent the following 2 ½ years working alongside Gordon, helping break, train and breed many of his horses.

With Gordon’s assistance, Pip began operating her own breaking and training business in 2010. Now based at “Cracow Station” near Cracow, Pip is continuing Gordon’s legacy by using his proven step-by-step methods to start and work young horses. These methods are designed to ensure a horse’s basic fundamentals are right – that is, achieving softness and suppleness through the head, neck, shoulders, ribcage and hind to ensure the horse is safe and enjoyable to ride.

To discuss your horse’s breaking in or training requirements, please contact Pip on 0459250191.