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Feel Secure in the Saddle &
Connected to Your Horse

Introducing Balanced Riding Course Basic

There is joy in riding.

Freedom. Calm. Partnership and Connection.

The feeling of being with the horse, of moving, flowing with them.

Being astride, settling into the saddle, holding the reins, seeing their ears flick back and forth and their soft eyes watching.

From the calm of ambling down a trail, surrounded by nature, with only the sounds of your horse’s steps…

To the thrill of soaring over a jump, feeling the power and agility of the horse…

Or riding a rolling canter across a grassy field.

But it isn’t just the riding.

Any time with our horses is special.

Have you ever buried your nose in your horse’s mane, and breathed in the smell of horse hair, hay, and fresh air?

Or felt the tickling of their soft nose and whiskers against your hand as you are nuzzled?

It is these moments that make it all worthwhile.

All the time and the challenges,
the bouncing in the saddle trying to learn balance,
the hanging on for dear life during a spook,
the wondering “am I pulling on too much?”, the “am I doing this right”, the sore legs?

In the end, it’s worth it.

For the sound of a happy horse munching hay,
For the canter that feels like you are riding a cloud,
For the whinny of your horse waiting for you at the gate.

Hi, my name is Callie

I have been teaching riding for 18 years, and my passion is creating more of these “worth it” moments for my students around the world.

So often, riding instruction is confusing.
Or worse, it is dangerous.

I teach my riders with a holistic approach, bringing together the alignment and technique of balanced riding with learning to communicate with the horse through evidence based training.

I help riders from all disciplines, from dressage to western, hunter/jumpers to trail riders.

My instruction is different, because I don’t just love riding and training.


10 years ago, I started creating videos for the students at my farm, to help them learn and practice between our weekly lessons. Then I began sharing these videos on my website.

Frustrated with all the myths and misinformation being taught, I wanted to create a home study program for riders that gave them everything they needed, from understanding their horse’s behavior, to basic training, to secure, safe riding principles.

and so The Balanced Riding Course was born!

Today, we have thousands of students from all around the world, from all major disciplines. Riders who are just starting out and experienced equestrians who want to understand the “missing pieces” they were never taught.
In this enrollment period, I invite you to join us.

Because You Can Be the Rider You Dream Of Being.

No matter where you are today, and whatever challenge you may be facing.
You can do this.
One step at a time, skill by skill, I will help you get there.
And I will help you find joy in all of it.
You can feel confident at ANY level, and you can create the connection with your horse that you are yearning for.
I know, because I have helped many riders do just this.
Before I tell you more about the course, here is what I think of when I think of a Balanced Rider…

Balanced Riding is more than just sitting pretty in the saddle.

A Balanced Rider:

As a Balanced Rider, you can pursue your biggest riding goals, while feeling connected to your horse.

I have helped 1000s of riders from around the world become Balanced, Confident Riders,
and I’d love to help you too!

How can this series help you?

Interactive Learning
with Video and
Printed Workbook

Case Studies
in Each

Personal Feedback
Video Coaching

Holistic Approach
that applies to
All Riders

I Created the Balanced Riding Course to Help Riders Like You.

With 85,000 riders in our international community who come from all riding disciplines… I have had the opportunity to help riders and their horses through all kinds of challenges. 

I want to help you remove the barriers that get in the way of the genuine relationship and connection you can have with your horse. 

Whether it’s groundwork, feeling secure in the saddle, or having better communication with your horse. 

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The Balanced Riding Course shows you how to:

I’ve packed a lifetime of riding instruction in the Balanced Riding Course.

Let’s unpack it to see what I have for you!

Module 1  Who is the Horse?

In Module 1, we will explore how the horse experiences the world. 

In this module, discover how the differences in our sensory experiences can easily lead to misunderstanding. 

  • Discover how horses sense things differently than humans. How they see differently… hear differently, and what that means for your training. 
  • Learn what influences a horse’s behavior (hint: it’s not just one thing)
  • Find out how to clearly communicate with your horse, even when they are fearful or distracted.

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!


Module 2  The Science and Art of Training

In Module 2, discover the training systems that instill trust between you and your horse and the training that erodes that trust.

With the principles you will learn in this module, every training session with your horse will be an opportunity to create more trust and connection. 

  • Discover the training techniques that help you change your horse’s behavior (and why they work) 
  • Find a way to work through any training problem using my 6-step Problem Solver Checklist
  • Learn how to “thin-slice” a behavior for results
  • Learn fun and positive ways to help your horse be calm and confident 

I am only on week 2 but can't say enough good about this course. I absolutely love Callie's way of teaching. She is so thorough and makes things easy to understand.

— Elizabeth Maxwell

Module 3  Healthy, Balanced Movement

How our horses move affects how they feel physically and emotionally. 

In this module, you will learn groundwork that not only builds the relationship between you and your horse, but also prepares them for riding. 

  • Discover why the way a horse moves is also affects how calm and relaxed they are
  • Learn to read a horse's body language on the ground or in the saddle  
  • Find out how to lunge a horse for better balance while you are riding
  • Discover simple in-hand exercises to improve your horse’s bending and suppleness

Thanks so much for these lungeing videos, Callie! Your tip on sending the horse out to the circle helped me so much–seeing how your shifts in body position and energy influence the horse.

Julianne Rowland

Module 4  The Foundation of Riding

Effective riding is about balance, alignment, and movement principles, taking into account the differences in each rider’s body. 

But what does alignment feel like? And how can you use riding aids in a way that allows you to move effortlessly with your horse? 

This module will give you specific exercises to ride with balance and ease. 

  • Discover what the elite in almost every riding discipline have in common and how you can implement that in your own riding
  • Learn the different types of seats (and why they matter) 
  • Find out how to ride the walk, trot, and canter so you can stay balanced and not feel “bouncy” or unsteady.
  • Where you hold tension–and how to let go 

I am a huge fan of Callie – the time she puts in to present each video/lesson/blogs in a practical easy natured way (beautiful horses too), so easy to understand and put into practise, and any lesson online that offers many aha moments is worth its weight in gold! This online course was just brilliant, a grand investment. I've watched many times as a reference point. Thank you so much.

Linda Cox (& Boy), Melbourne, Australia.

Module 5  The Journey of Improvement

Finally understand riding concepts such as bending, frame, and collection – and more importantly how and when these apply to you and your horse. 

In this module, you will learn how to develop the subtle cues and finesse of the riders you most admire. 

  • Learn why the classical training scale applies to every horse and rider – and where you are on this scale
  • Discover how jumping can improve other riding skills (even if you’ve never jumped before)
  • Understand concepts such as collection and bending – a straightforward explanation for any level of rider

Callie helps pull riding knowledge together. She has the missing links other instructors tend to leave out!


Module 6  Riding in the Real World

In this final module of the course, we hit the trail – talking about how to respond in emergencies, determining if you and your horse are indeed a good fit for each other, and discussing what truly creates confidence. 

  • Learn how to respond to real-world emergency situations 
  • Apply your riding skills on a trail ride
  • Discover what is different on the trail and what to watch for
  • Learn skills to be in the right mindset  (so that fear or worry do not overwhelm your riding) 

I got off track after a bad accident and was never able to get myself back in the saddle on a regular basis.  This course is really great with basics and also learning theory. A plan each day really helped me feel excited about riding again.

Eliza Read

Practice and implement what you learn with our 187-page Shipped to You Workbook

In addition to all the video lessons, you’ll also get a 187 page textbook with all the theory, explanations, and exercises you need to practice what you learn and excel in the course.  This is truly your Balanced Riding Course textbook that you can study at home and take to the barn.  There are even QR codes included with each lesson, so you can easily navigate to the accompanying video and demonstration in the portal. 
The Balanced Riding Course Workbook

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Let’s recap. When you join Balanced Riding Course Basic, you get…

Join me in the riding course that goes deeper than technique

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!

Yes, I want to be a Balanced Rider!

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My team and I are SO passionate about helping you become a confident, happy rider and want to make it as easy as possible for you to say “yes!”

That’s why we’re offering the 60 Day Full Money Guarantee. If you don’t feel more confident, secure, and happier in the saddle after going through the course, just email [email protected] within 60 days of your purchase, and we’ll give you your money back. No questions asked.

Still got questions? Here are your answers.

Our free content is a great place to start! But the Balanced Riding Course is meant for you if you want to make every ride count. 

In the course, we piece everything together into a structure that makes it easy to learn. So instead of just watching random videos and piecing together the takeaways, you can consume the content in a logical, structured order. We also provide resources that facilitate learning, like our 187-page textbook.

This can be an excellent  time to learn and digest the contents so when you get back on your horse, he (or she) will notice a marked improvement in you… and you will in yourself. 

There are a number of exercises that you can practice at home without even having your horse around. 

When you come back to rewatch the videos when you start riding again, you’ll be miles ahead of where you would have been.

You’ll get access to the digital workbook immediately. 

The course is released over an 8-week period (one module per week, with two week breaks built in for you to practice the course exercises so far). 

That way, you have time to watch and digest each module (and don’t feel overwhelmed with everything all at once). 

Many current members don't own or lease a horse; they ride friend's horses or ride at a local lesson barn. The Balanced Riding Course is perfect for riders who are just starting out.

I'm a firm believer that the basic training of horse and rider is the same across disciplines. Horse behavior and the science and art of training don’t change with the saddle a horse is wearing. 

Also, the principles of good alignment, balance, and riding effectiveness apply no matter what style or discipline a rider chooses. Many students in the course ride western, or have Aussie or trail saddles, or ride Saddleseat, and some don't even ride at all! All disciplines and types of riding are welcome in the Balanced Riding Course!

Meet A Few Of Our Balanced Riding Course Alumni

Yes, I want to be a Balanced Rider!

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