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.
Where I am now
While I was developing my horse skills through extended education, work and practice, I felt there was more I could do to access my own internal resources. Being around horses for so many years, it was clear to me that a person’s energy had an immediate effect on their horse. It was through this personal journey that I became a Certified Personal Coach and a ThetaHealing Practitioner. This deeper knowledge allowed me to build a program that incorporates guided meditation and mindfulness activities, with the support of traditional training and performance exercises. The combined knowledge created a series of building blocks that I used in developing my personal horse and rider program.
BUILD A FUTURE OF FREEDOM
3 ways to get started together
PRIVATE ONLINE COACHING
We all know that anything in our personal life can create tension that we sometimes bring to the barn with us... as a result we have horses behave accordingly and feed off that energy... It's not fair to them and it doesn't serve us either!
RETREATS & CLINICS
There are several different options to choose from if you would like to get one on one live time with yourself and your horse. Nothing like immersing your self in the work to get immeasurable value back!
You will walk away with a whole new understanding of your horse, tooYou will walk away with a whole new understanding of your horse, tools that will grow your confidence and cultivate deeper connections with your horse, every one in your life and more importantly, yourself!
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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Give your horse, family and most importantly yourself the gift of being fully present, in the moment and showing up as your true self! It starts here!