You will improve your connection with your horse on the ground, working in each of the 3 types of groundwork.
When we start the riding component, we focus on balance first. You'll get back to simply enjoying the movement of your horse and feeling how you can move effortlessly with them.
Then we improve your aids – the way of communicating with your horse while riding – so that your horse can be light and responsive. We work up through all three of the riding gaits, including posting and sitting the trot without bouncing, and riding the canter with ease. You will learn not just what to do, but why and how.
Now that you are balanced and stable, we’ll add finesse to your ride, teaching your horse to lengthen his topline, lift his back, and become soft and supple.
Finally, you will level up all areas of your riding, through increasing your horse’s strength with dressage movements, to jumping in total balance, and hitting the trails, confident in your abilities to handle obstacles or spooks.
Have you ever felt completely confused by a horse – why does he act like this? Why won’t he just do what I am asking? Why does he do this for other people and not me? Or what about different training methods… which one should I follow, if any?
In Lesson 1, you will be empowered with a deep understanding of the psychology of the horse, and the science of training. You will be able to identify what is causing certain problems with your horse, and how to work through them. and feeling as though there is nothing to show for your efforts.
If you’re like most of us, you’ve got limited time to ride. So make every ride count. Have fun, learn, and improve you and your horse.
In this second lesson, we are going to be focusing on everything that we do with our horses on the ground. Many riding issues can be helped or resolved on the ground, and for those new to horses, the ground can be a safer place to become accustomed to reading horses and anticipating what they might do next.
In this lesson we begin riding by covering the principles of riding that remain regardless of discipline.
We start at the beginning, finding our alignment in the saddle. Then I will show you how to use the different riding aids to communicate with the horse, and not just your legs or your hands on the reins, but what to do with your body and seat to find those tiny, imperceivable cues that look invisible to anyone watching.
In this lesson we will be advancing your riding, working through how we influence the speed and direction of the horse without tensing or losing balance, as well as how to ride the basic three gaits of walk, trot, and canter.
In this lesson, we begin paying more attention to our horse’s movement and how we can improve their movement, helping them to become stronger, more balanced, and more athletic.
We will also be considering many common problems under saddle and discussing specific solutions to help with these problems.
In Lesson 6, we level up – studying the basic movements in dressage, learning the fundamentals of jumping, and getting out on the trail, ready to handle even challenging riding situations.
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I am an older rider doing battle with anxiety and loss of confidence. Discovering Callie's website and this Calm and Confident rider course has been a real God-send!
“The Balanced Riding
Course is excellent ”
the best I have ever seen!! This is my third time to go through the course, and each time around, new things catch my attention!! Callie’s vast knowledge, skills, easy-to-understand direction, and great demonstrations make the course truly extraordinary!! I would recommend this course without hesitation, and I look forward to going through the study again!! That’s an advantage of being part of her courses....you have lifetime access!!
“I very much enjoyed the course. It fit perfectly with what I'm doing in EGE(Equine Guided Education)”
I very much enjoyed the course. It fit perfectly with what I'm doing in EGE(Equine Guided Education), learning to feel more calm and confident around horses and on them, something that is very important to me so that I can become a more calm and confident person in everyday life.
I just take weekly lessons, and I don’t own a horse…
No problem, when you join BRC, you’ll also get my Mini Course Getting the Most Out of Your Riding Lessons.
In this Mini Course we cover how to handle common lesson horse behavior, how to communicate with your riding instructor, tips for riding in groups and more! ($47 value)
I’m a beginner… should I wait until I’m more experienced?
I think new riders need the best instruction. It's a huge advantage to learn the correct way the first time and create good habits right from the start.
The Balanced Riding Course is excellent for new riders, and just to make sure we’ve covered even the smallest details for you, I’ve included my Getting Started with Horses and Horse Care 101 courses. ($97 value)
If you have ever felt like your level of fitness, strength or balance are holding you back in your riding,.. you'll love this new bonus series!
I have curated my favorite exercises for developing balance, building strength, and improving mobility – all important pieces of your riding fitness!
Each week join in with a 5 minute exercise set that is simple and easy to practice alongside your Balanced Riding Course lessons for that week.
Want to see examples of what you learn about training in the Balanced Riding Course with real horses? This is exactly what you get with Training Journals – watch horses in different stages of their training learning and progressing. ($299 value)
Also included within Training Journals are numerous Deep Dive Mini Courses, each focusing on a different horse care topic. Not sure what to feed your horse? Have questions about hoof care or choosing the right saddle? You'll find answers and entertainment in Training Journals.
New videos are posted weekly in Training Journals, so you will have ongoing new resources and inspiration all year! PLUS get access to our popular Goal Setting Workshop so you can review and revise your goals as you make progress!
I would love to have you in the Balanced Riding Course and become your riding coach. Together, we can make your riding dreams happen!
It takes practice and learning, but the feelings of connection, pride of achievement, and knowing you are being the best you can be for your horse is worth it!
I look forward to seeing you in the Balanced Riding Course as well as helping you get even more out of your new Stay in the Saddle Book!
I believe that you are going to love the Balanced Riding Course and consider it extremely valuable, but if not – no problem! I always offer a Full Money Back Guarantee.
You are free to return the course at any time within 60 days for a full refund.
“ Absolutely recommend this course”
I went from confused and intimidated to a forward confident (and forever learning) rider. Best decision.
“I learned so much.”
My confidence soared and I can go back and review when/if needed! I feel my horses and I have bonded tremendously with the positive reinforcement method. They learn so quickly this way. Thank you Callie!
“I found the program incredibly helpful.”
Callie shared a wealth of information in such a pleasant, informal manner. The information was theory based however it was her use of self that kept me engaged. I look forward to having ongoing access to the videos and information.