I am a CHA certified professional English and Western riding instructor. I help people solve problems they are having with their horse by improving their skills as a rider and horseperson.
My program is grounded in natural equine behavior. I will show you how to "speak horse" for clear communication between yourself and your equine companion. I will show you how to create an emotionally and physically balanced horse on the ground and under saddle. This is achieved through comfort, understanding, and relaxation.
I use classical dressage along with techniques I have developed over the years. My approach is methodical - your horse won't be asked to do more than he's ready for. Your horse's comfort and well-being is my highest priority.
I will give you the effortless, successful, and cooperative relationship you and your horse deserve. No matter the problem you are having with your horse, catching, leading, trailer loading, trail riding, competing, spooking, rough gaits, past trauma, lack of responsiveness, or if you simply want to improve your skills as a rider and advance your horse's potential.
I work with people at all stages of their equine journey, all breeds of horses, gaited and non-gaited, and all disciplines. I will come your home or barn to work with you and your horse and carry the insurance required by most boarding facilities.
New clients receive a complimentary evaluation of horse and tack.
Other services available.
Please visit www.Un-NaturalHorsemanship.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
My goal in every riding program at the Sac River Stables, LLC is safety while working around & riding horses, to have fun at a Christian family operation, and increase your equine knowledge. Providing excellent care for all of our lesson and boarded horses is top priority. Happy trails!!!
Debbie is the program director and founder of White Dove Therapeutic Center and the CHA State Representative for Oregon. Prior to moving to southern Oregon, she was an instructor for Horses with Heart and Arizona State University's therapeutic horse program. Her background includes teaching riders with emotional and physical disabilities, at-risk youth and has served as a Special Olympics delegation head coach. Her professional certifications include: CHA Master and Clinic Instructor in Western, English, and Jumping; CHA Master and Clinic Instructor for Riders with Disabilities; Past CHA Assistant Regional Director for Region 10; PATH Registered Instructor; PATH Equine Specialist; PATH Mentor; Level One training through the American Hippotherapy Association. Debbie chaired the Education Committee for Horses with Heart and conducted skills clinics throughout the community. When not in the arena, she enjoys spending time with her rambunctious Arabians.
Devin holds a B.S. in Equine Science from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and an M.S. in Equine Education from Middle Tennessee State University. She has a strong background in hunter/jumpers with experience in western, saddle seat, sidesaddle, and dressage. She has experience working with IHSA and IEA teams as well. She believes strongly in the whole education of the rider as a horseperson as well as the solid education of the horse. Devin is currently available to travel and teach in the greater Indianapolis area.
Level 3 English
Level 3 Western
Level 2 Trail
colt starting, lessons, training
Over 30 years experience. Rode with Ray Hunt, Craig Cameron, Peter Campbell. Believe in slow, steady progression for both horse and rider, focusing on confidence building and safety.