Always in abundance, joy, and gratitude
Teaching and creativity - my passions!
Whether as an artist, an equestrian, or an athlete, I love to inspire people to release their inner "fun person" and succeed in their discipline of choice. Check my bio page for credentials and recent awards.
Equestrian - a lifetime with wonderful horses and a specialty that led to successful re-schooling many off-track thoroughbreds for a second career in the hunter, jumper and dressage arenas. I had extraordinary mentors and teachers who contributed to my experience in the industry, and I turned professional in 1983, combining a variety of skills to produce the best horses and riders possible with a holistic approach. In 2012, after retiring from full-time training, I decided to address equestrianism at large with a writing project, and co-authored The Compassionate Equestrian. The 25 Principles of Compassionate Equitation are becoming part of a global movement to improve welfare for equines in sport and recreation. I have limited space available for clients who wish to improve their relationship with horses and achieve personal goals in their riding and training abilities.
As an artist and photographer, I am able to blend my love for horses, running, and the environment in a visual compilation that I always hope will bring a smile to the viewer. I paint stories, and am currently enjoying painting the horses of my past, many of which were rescues. When working in advertising, my speciality is bringing a concept for a campaign or ad to life with the right location, and acquiring exceptional talent who help fulfill the creative director's vision. Art directors, take note! I'm available for location scouting, photography, and model/talent searches.
As an athlete and coach, my background in music and dance has always been integral in my teaching and training programs. Running requires good tempo and rhythm, as does riding. Music and dance are part of a universal language that raises everyone's spirits and contributes to a positive atmosphere in which to learn and improve the body and mind. Be sure to contact me for private and/or group running and walking coaching no matter where you're starting... the couch or the competitive field.
See bio page for more details :)