I am an experienced riding coach, helping recreational, professional and competition riders to find better ways of communicating with their horse and feel the softness and engagement we all seek, and which is beneficial to our horse both physically and mentally.
I apply the classical principles of riding, using body awareness, grounding, and visualisation. My teaching style encourages clearer communication between horse, rider, and instructor, using my knowledge of biomechanics, balance, and an understanding of the mind-body connection within both the rider and the horse as they communicate in partnership to replace old patterns with a balanced, free and co-ordinated use of self to develop their best performance.
I focus on teaching you how to help your body do what you need to do in order to ride well. The techniques help promote suppleness, stability, and clearer aids, making riding more comfortable for you and your horse. As you learn and experience the principles through your horse’s motion and responses, you and your horse tune in to each other and work together in harmony. The skills you will learn can increase confidence and enjoyment and release tension in horses and riders, making training easier. They also help people cope with old injuries or chronic conditions that cause pain during or after riding.