My Teaching and Training Philosophy
I believe that a horse can be the perfect reflection of its rider. Some people come to Pathfinder Farm to overcome their fear of horses - they are in awe of and respect horses but because of their size and strength, a horse can be intimidating. If the rider emits positive attitudes, the horse reacts positively. If the rider emits negative emotions, the horse will react accordingly. Thus, the rider must learn to control his or her own emotions in order to work together in harmony with the horse. By teaching students basic principles of horsemanship starting with safety on and around horses, care and grooming, proper fit and function of tack and control on the ground before they ride for the first time, they become more confident in their relationship with the horse.