18 Lafayette St,
Trina Lavertu’s passion for riding and training began over 36 years ago starting with local fun shows, progressing to the American Quarter Horse and Buckskin Circuits, advancing to the disciplined world of Dressage, and then on to the excitement of Eventing. These experiences provided continual education that allowed her to achieve a Level 4 Certification in English and Jumping and a Level 3 Certification in Western at her first CHA Instructor Certification Clinic.
Trina’s goal for every lesson is to provide safe instruction in horsemanship skills, improving the performance of horse and rider. Beginner, novice, and intermediate riders of all ages can gain additional skills from her broad knowledge in the art of riding. Trina appreciates that each rider, and horse for that matter, has a distinct learning style. She can convey individualized analogies that empower the rider to not only understand, but also feel how methodical application of appropriate aides can accomplish desired horse maneuvers effortlessly.
Just as each rider has a distinct learning style, each may also have his or her own physical limitations. Trina is no stranger to limitations created by injuries as she actively participates in downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and roller-skating. Her own recovery experiences created opportunities to learn useful therapeutic techniques. She can offer students constructive insights that will enrich their ride time during the recovery process.
Currently, Trina provides lessons several days a week at Hearts and Horses Farm, LLC in Buxton, Maine for students requiring a school horse. For students at other farms or with privately owned horses, she carries professional liability insurance coverage accepted at most boarding facilities.
Trina is energized by the prospect of enhancing the partnership between horse and rider. Contact her to share your goals and visions and discuss how she can guide you in various techniques of balanced riding, groundwork, horse bodywork, jumping, long lining, lunging, showmanship, and much more.
|Standard Certification Level:
||English 4 Western 3
||English and Western 31-May-2018