For over 30 years, my personal passion and purpose have been to support those that are on a journey to develop a deep and connected relationship with their horse. While classes, techniques and learning tools are critical for developing this relationship, the true nature of deep bonding comes from within. Understanding yourself gives a freedom to growing a deepening relationship with your horse.
In 2004, after graduating from the John and Josh Lyons Certification program, I began developing a professional training program. My interest focused on assisting performance horses with behavioral issues. Under a multitude of talented trainers, I had the opportunity to learn a variety of disciplines. During this time, I was chosen to be the lead trainer for the (former) San Jose Police mounted unit. I continued my education and became certified in Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). Side-by-side with a talented psychologist, we worked with troubled teens and foster children, and managed corporate team building courses.
IT WASN'T ALWAYS EASY
My own personal experience of anxiety and depression became my learning ground. From this experience, I gained a deeper understanding of the role personal healing plays in developing a rich and satisfying relationship with a horse. Taking this time to connect with myself provided the missing piece to my development of a professional horse and rider training program.
My intention is to be present and allow for my students and their horses to be seen, heard and understood. Performance and behavioral issues can be directly attributed to tension between the horse and the rider. The challenge is how to create a safe environment that allows students to access their deepest fears and develop a new way for interacting with their animal.
My belief is that every person has the ability to learn, grow and flourish. My role is to provide an environment and understanding that will allow the student to begin to heal themselves, while developing a deeper connection with their horse. Teaching, listening, and translating is the focus of my training, allowing students to access that part of themselves that has hindered their relationships—personally and with their horse.
I continue my own personal journey of learning while helping others. Providing students with a safe place to discover themselves and build their relationship to their horse is as exciting to me as it is for them. I am honored to be a part of the process and find joy as students develop a much keener understanding of themselves and a deeper and more connected relationship with their horse.In your corner, Amber
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