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Respected trainers I have trained with include:

John Lassetter, (trained at the Spanish Riding School and Saumur France), Major Anders Lindgren, Volker Bromman, Hokan Thorn, Sue Ash (S), Bill Woods (R), Jeff Moore (S), Tami Crawford (2x Olympic longtlisted rider),
JJ Tate and Biomechanics Founder Mary Wanless (RWYM).

I have gained inspiration and knowledge from auditing clinics with Reiner Klimke, Kyra Kirkland, Conrad Schumacher, Steffen Peters, Jane Savoie, and many other top trainers.


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Who I Teach

- Professional riders, including a former USA Olympic 3-Day event team member, as well as other successful professionals.

- Competitive Adult Amateurs and Junior dressage riders.

- Hunter riders (improving flat work and jumping position).

- Pleasure and Novice level riders of all ages and disciplines.


My Philosophy

As a trainer and coach, I  believe the welfare and comfort of the horse comes first and then the desires and goals of the rider can follow. I encourage my students to ask “How can I best help my horse?”

By combining - Meaningful groundwork, to help the horse both physically and mentally; traditional dressage training; Rider Biomechanics; and advising my students on good horse management aspects required for top performance, my students have all the pieces of the puzzle of how to ride right. All areas of the horse/rider partnership are addressed!

 I love to teach and pass on my knowledge, and take pleasure in teaching all levels of riders and their horses. Lessons are adapted for each individual horse and rider. I have a wide range of training and experience based on the British Horse Society system.To this solid foundation I incorporate the teaching of correct rider biomechanics, which I believe is the “missing link” in most riders. This has given me not only the skills to ride and train horses, but also the theory and skill set to teach really well!

 

WHY RIDER BIOMECHANICS?

 

Enhance Your Riding Skills

Develop Better Feel and Body Awareness

Learn To Pick Up Your Horses’ Back From Your Core &  

Put Your Horse On The Bit

Correct Body Asymmetry

Learn ‘The Cause and Effect’ and ‘How To’ of Riding 

Improve Your Horse’s Training  and Dressage Scores

Better Biomechanics Equals Better Performance

 

I teach biomechanics using streamlined corrections for the rider, taught in 'bite-sized chunks'; using words, images, and a 'hands-on' kinetic approach; and noting the positive 'feedback' from the horse when correctly applied. These are not always 'quick fixes', but are sustainable corrections and significantly change the rider's skill level. Correct body awareness and feel is essential for riders of all levels, and can be the “icing on the cake” even for very accomplished riders.

I have been working under Biomechanics Movement Founder and  expert, Mary Wanless (author of “Ride with your Mind” RWYM books/DVDs), since 2007. I am not an accredited coach, but have extensive training, both riding with her in clinics, attending multiple teacher training courses and assisting in coaching in Maryland clinics.

 See my Teaching Notes page for more information on Rider Biomechanics