WHAT WE OFFER
Through interactions with horses, we gain insight into our self awareness, emotional regulation and confidence helping us build healthy, authentic relationships. This practice gives us the ability to achieve balance, self carriage and cadence with our horses.
Our program holds strong value in the fundamentals of horsemanship. Using traditional Californio bridle horse and western performance horse development, we help the horse and rider develop balance, rhythm and fluid control.
We offer a unique way of teaching people and horses. Through lessons, training, relational work and therapeutic practices. What ever discipline, sport or activity you enjoy with your equine partner we can help you excel, discover and play.
With a back ground and foundation in Equine Assisted Learning and Counselling, Liberty Training as well as Relational Horsemanship. I have a strong passion towards connecting humans and horses. I have found working with horses in this manner can open up a whole new level of awareness and understanding of our relationships with horses and the people around you.
I am certified as an Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator as well as hold a college diploma in Professional Counselling. I have experience facilitating retreats, work shops and government sponsored programs for youth as well as adults. I offer one on one therapy sessions for everyone, with or without horse experience and relationship training for horse owners.
I am in love with the tradition of making a bridle horse, Californio style horsemanship. I find the slow pace of starting horses to be non-invasive, keeping my own values of preserving the horses spirit and personality first and foremost. While creating partnership and beauty in movement.
My goal for all the people and horses I work with is to build mutual relationships that foster willing, safe and versatile experience for both partners. Whatever the environment, I hope and trust that my training will give my horses the confidence they need to be respectful and trust my leadership.
I use a broad spectrum of horseman training methods such as relational horsemanship, western performance horse development and ranch work. I have been mentored by some of best horsewomen/men in the business over the last decade, owing what I know to those amazing teachers.
Obstacle racing or Extreme Cowboy has become a passion, and is my main sport of choice. I have competed in various levels from novice through to pro. Winning first and second place finishes, but most importantly advancing my skills along the way. I find obstacles to be crucial in developing confidence and ability for horses.
I love being able to put my horse into working environments. To feel all the effort come together with fluid communication and natural smoothness gives me a great sense of pride and accomplishment. Some of the best rides I've had have been working out on the farm. That's what its all about.