WELCOME to

Student Stories

Hear from Balanced Riding Course Alumni about their journey with horses, their highlights and their challenges

WELCOME to

Student Stories

Capture the Freedom and Joy of Living in the Moment

Leg Up Coaching is Now Open!
(Closing 11:59pm Friday, January 22 ET)

Let’s go after your biggest riding dreams and have fun along the way!

Story 1

Tara Elizabeth & Nike

Tara’s story comes all the way from Korea where she thought her horse life was “done” when she moved there. Not only was it not done but she has found a special relationship with her OTTB Nike!

Story 2

Sara Ritzen

After returning to horses after a long break, Sara faced some serious injuries – stopping wasn't an option but breaking things down and finding clarity in the lessons helped her move forward again.

Story 3

SHARDO ULFERTS & LUCY​

Shardo realized that more than “doing the chores” for her two daughters and horses was needed – and along the way, discovered the gift of being in the moment and the joy of playing at liberty with her once unpredictable mare Lucy.

Story 4

Katie & Corona

From rediscovering a love of riding on a trip in Ireland to saving her horse Corona from going to auction, hear Katie's story and lessons learned in her journey with Corona.

Story 5

Madeline & Evelyn

Meet “re-rider” and now rescue horse trainer Madeline Cohen, who returned to riding after a long break and adopted Evelyn, a rescue mare with only 3 months under saddle. Madeline shares her journey of learning and what is helping her and Evelyn succeed as a team.

Story 6

Teri Hinrichs

For Teri, one horse was not enough… in this video, meet Teri and hear how her passion for her horses grew and blossomed. Teri shares a beautiful reminder of the REAL reasons we ride and why many of were first drawn to horses.

Story 7

Amanda Radcliffe

Amanda Radcliffe shares her rediscovery of horses, after being away for 50 years, with her horse Trinidad. Amanda found that by focusing on her relationship with her horse first, rather than her riding goals, she could build the partnership she dreamed of. Now, horses have become an essential part of and give meaning to her and her family's life.

Story 8

Elizabeth Marquet

Elizabeth started as an older rider and discovered the joy of focusing on the moment with horses, away from her busy work life. Through her riding journey, Elizabeth experienced a massive change in confidence and discovered a symbiotic relationship as a polo player with her horse, Pim's Cup.

Story 9

Amanda

Amanda wanted to continue her education in riding even when she couldn't be on a horse. Over the Balanced Riding Course, she discovered how to ride using her whole body and seat, helping her rely less on the reins, and has grown with confidence as a well-rounded horsewoman. 

Story 10

Kathy Dunn

After a scary fall, Kathy took a step back from riding to deepen her relationship with her horse, Willy, and work from the ground up. Through meditation, visualization, and the support of the online community, Kathy developed a better feel for riding to achieve a more secure seat and improved confidence in the saddle.

Story 11

Andy Testa

Andy worried she did not have the skills to help her rescued mare work through issues from her past. Then she learned how to divide problems into smaller pieces and work on the individual parts while forming a relationship with her horse based on trust and love. Now, she excitedly approaches challenges as opportunities to grow and learn.

Story 12

NEW STORY

For Teri, one horse was not enough… in this video, meet Teri and hear how her passion for her horses grew and blossomed. Teri shares a beautiful reminder of the REAL reasons we ride and why many of were first drawn to horses.

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