CHA Certified Instructor in both English and Western, I teach with the goal of developing a solid foundation for an all-around rider. I train primarily western with the goal of a well-rounded, soft, confident and relaxed horse. I am passionate about Reining and Cowboy Dressage.
I enjoy several aspects of horse training: starting and training, making mental and emotional breakthroughs with abused horses and seeing the bond between horse and rider grow are just a few of them. The thing I look forward to the most as an instructor is that point in every rider’s development when they are now moving as one with the horse - that point where the communication between horse and rider is unseen and they move as one, like a beautiful waltz.
Raina has been riding horses since she was 5 years old. She was actively involved with 4-H and the USPC, where she earned her C-3 rating. She has been an active member of CHA since 1998 and wholeheartedly believes in the vision of the Certified Horsemanship Association. Raina currently teaches as an independent instructor within the Pacific Northwest and works for the American Camp Association.
Hi my name is Becca, I am a certified master instructor and A.C.I.
I have worked at a large public riding stable and Christian camp for about 10 years. I love teaching and training the horse and rider. I teach all levels of C.H.A. from very first ride to level 4's working on lead changes, collection, bending, straightness, shoulder control, or jumping. I have done a little bit of everything as far as riding disciplines including pleasure and equitation/horsemanship, showmanship, competitive trail, jumping, contesting, trail and driving but most of my training was actually in Dressage.
I am willing to travel to teach lessons if you are looking for an instructor and I also enjoy doing C.H.A. clinics occasionally.
Certified Horsemanship Association Level 2 English and Western instructor. Taught at Morning Star Farm in Novato, California for the summers of 2012 and 2013. Taught riders ages 4 to 65 in private and group lessons in addition to the 'Mini Camp' (6-8 children ages 5-7). Successfully competed for Otterbein University on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (Hunt Seat) Team in Novice Flat division, Intercollegiate Dressage Association in Intro and Lower Training Level, and on the Eventing team at Beginner-Novice level.
Teaching you natural horsemanship methods for your own use in horsemanship and fundamental training. Also employing the techniques in level 1 Western Pleasure riding instruction for your enjoyment of the discipline and/or in preparation for trail riding.
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