At Wind Child Farm:
- We train horse and rider teams to speak a common language and to achieve goals safely, humanely — and with lots of fun.
- We’re position-focused, believing that in riding as in life, balance and centeredness are key to success.
- We teach physical, emotional, and mental balance. Our students learn to see clearly, think effectively, and communicate with soft force.
Our horses offer scope for beginners through Second Level. But riding is not our only goal: we also teach groundwork, longline, and longe work, work at liberty, and all horsemastership and horse management skills.
We are not a competitive yard, though we hold and attend schooling shows throughout the year. Advanced students compete in at least one rated show in order to prepare themselves for university of professional choices. Several of our students bring their own horses, and compete in Western disciplines as well, including cutting and barrel racing.
We also teach driving, and have a number of horses trained for harness work, with new horses learning the discipline on a regular basis.
My background includes studies with Emmy Grant Temple, Tal Wait, Joan Rapp, Jan Rundall, Annette Christy, and Nicolas Dugue. I have had clinics and lessons with Paul Belasic and Andy Marcoux, and I’m a proud member of the American Riding Instructors Association.