Where horses come first…
I’m available for clinics here in Colorado and across the U.S. with a two-day minimum. Clinic options include positive ground-work, everyday dressage (including competition), as well as horse agility and riding to music. I’m happy to design the day to suit your requests, whether individual lessons, group riding, or a combination. Clinic day-rates are discounted to non-profit groups.
I’m also available for public speaking engagements, book-talks, and workshops on topics related to horses or writing. Contact me below–I’d love to hear your questions and ideas.
As a trainer, I’m available for telephone or online consultations for you and your horse. Sometimes brainstorming with a professional with a different outlook will give you a new perspective. If you have photos or a video, that’s even better.
For locals in the Colorado Springs area, dressage lessons and positive training ground-work sessions are available at Infinity Farm. (More lesson info below.) Some off-property lessons are available with a travel fee added. I look forward to meeting you and your horse.
The first step is to use the contact form below to ask for more information, prices, and a calendar date. Payments by check and through PayPal.
Lessons with me are firmly rooted in the principles of Dressage; training relaxed and forward gaits, responsiveness and balance for the horse and rider. I combine this with a special focus on listening to the natural language of the horse, for a partnership of confidence and pleasure. I take horses and riding very seriously, but I do it with humor and lightness, because horses like happy riders.
I work for your goals, whether you want to improve your basic riding communication skills or move on in the competition world. Riding lessons will challenge you, but not past your abilities. Timid riders are welcome.
It’s a wonderful thing to see an FEI horse competing in his prime–the best training on an impeccably bred Warmblood, guided by a talented rider, and brought along with all the advantages.
For me, the real question is how much dressage training can help off-the-track Thoroughbreds, smart Arabians, or whatever horse you ride now. The magic of dressage is the balance, relaxation, and strength it provides for any horse, at any age, and in any discipline.
Because isn’t pleasant responsiveness in a horse always the goal?