The Half Halt

The secret to unlocking your horses potential for a better jump, transition, and higher dressage score. 

Riding Transitions

The number one thing to do during your ride to make your horse better.

Western vs English

What’s the difference between Western and English riding, and why I chose to ride and teach English.

 Tips for IHSA Shows

The ability to figure out your horse quickly and keep your cool are important for Intercollegiate Horse Shows.  Along with effective riding you must make it look effortless. Here I have put together some tips for doing well in IHSA (and also Interscholastic Equestrian Association) shows.

 Finding a Good Instructor/Barn (3 Part Series – Part 1)

I will walk you step by step on how to go from total beginner to owning your own horse (3 part series)

Analyzing Progress

A look into the five ways my student progressed in a month

The One Thing You Aren’t Thinking of After a Fall

When you fall off a horse, should you just dust yourself off and jump back on? Here’s the 1 reason it’s not a good idea.

Winter riding attire (and what not  to wear)

For winter riding, you need careful thought on what to wear as well as what to avoid when it comes to riding safely. Here I detail exactly what to wear for comfortable (and safe) wintertime riding. 

Saddle Fitting with Pressure Pad Analysis

The new technology that not nearly enough people are using to help keep their horse comfortable and progress even faster.

Describing a Horse

If you’re new to horses, you need to see this ultimate info-graphic on understanding horse descriptions.

Instructor Certification

I received my certification in the ICP for Level 1 Training. Find out more about what this program is why it matters.

Barn 13 Developments

In 2017, I’ll be bidding a bittersweet farewell to the lovely Barn 13 in Austin, TX to grow my teaching and riding career in North Carolina (Area 2).

Mock Show at Saddletree Stables

Mock shows are a great way for students (and parents or significant others!) to learn the in’s and out’s of showing, ask questions, and learn in a non-stressful environment. 

USEA Workshop

I’m hosting the USEA Instructor Certification workshop. Directions, timelines, and more are found here.