Kate Fenner

Kate is an Equine Scientist (BEqSc (Hons), Charles Sturt University), PhD candidate (Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney), equestrian coach (Equestrian Australia and British Horse Society), horse trainer (John and Josh Lyons Certified Trainer). Kate has ridden, trained and competed in Dressage, Jumping, Western and polo in Australia, Europe, USA and Asia.

After years of experience starting horses for clients, Kate feels strongly that owners are best served by learning to train their own horses. As a result, she founded Kandoo Equine and has developed a series of ethical, easy to follow, step-by-step guides that are suitable for horses and riders of all levels.


Welcome to Kandoo Equine

The Kandoo Equine Online Training System has been developed to enable YOU to train your horse at home.



Kate has experience training and competing and judging in Dressage, Show Jumping, Western, Working Equitation, Hacking, Polo and much more.

B Equine Science (Hons)

PhD Candidate

Accredited Coach

Accredited Trainer

Pony Club Instructor

BHS Introductory Coach


The Engagement Zone

Effects of pre-conditioning on behavior and physiology of horses during a standardised learning task

Read the paper here

PLoS, 2017

Noseband Tightness

The Effect of Noseband Tightening on Horses’ Behavior, Eye Temperature, and Cardiac Responses

Read the paper here

PLoS, 2016

100 Days - 100 Emails

Learn much more about Kate and the Kandoo Equine Online Training System by getting these emails delivered to your inbox for the next 100 days. They contain tips, chat and fun!

Oral presentations at the International Society for Equitation Science Conference 2017

ABC Lateline story

Dressage Downer

Radio New Zealand interview with Kate about tight nosebands, 2016.

Download Kate's short CV