To be good at anything you have to be prepared to place yourself at risk - because that’s where real learning takes place, at the edges of your own ego.

I have spent the better part of the past three off-seasons of rugby being mentored by some of the finest, natural horsemanship trainers.

On this most recent off-season I have spent time with the distinguished trainer Klaus F Hempfling on a small island called Lyø, less than 2 square miles in size, off the coast of Denmark.

This is a man well known to his legion of loyal YouTube followers and those who take a keen interest in bringing out the best in their relationship with their horse.

It was a deeply enriching experience and out of respect for the man and his teachings I will leave it at that. But you might follow his distinct style online.