The Horsey Life

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Because it’s never just about the riding

I Get You & I’m Here to Help

I love helping horses & the women who love them.

I’ve taught folks to ride for over 40 years (wow, that’s a sobering thought!). What I’ve come to realize is that riding is life in a microcosm. If you have difficulties setting boundaries with your horse, chances are those challenges show up in your life beyond the barn as well. Fearful of looking like an idiot in new situations?  Honestly, haven’t you ever wanted to learn a new skill, but held back because you didn’t want to fail in public? I know I have!

Over decades of teaching, I’ve developed the ability to help my students identify stumbling blocks, in the barn and beyond, and find new and creative ways to get to the root of what’s going on. One of my students asked her boss for a long-overdue raise the day after finally getting up the nerve to canter for the first time (at the age of 53). Not only did she love cantering, but she loved her new salary as well!

What I’ve learned is that riding is life in a microcosm.

The anxiety we face in the barn often starts somewhere else in our lives, especially in 2020! To help alleviate stress, I created 60 Seconds to Calm – a set of three exercises you can do in less than a minute whenever and wherever you need them (yes, even on your horse!)

So download 60 Seconds to Calm and see improvements in your horsey life today, and remember, it’s never just about the riding.

Since 1978

That’s how long I’ve been an internationally certified riding instructor. Over dozens of years and thousands of students, I’ve gained insight and wisdom that come from spending years of learning from the horses and people I’ve had the honor of working with along the way. I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

In the meantime, love your horse, love your life, and love yourself.