Cari’s training philosophy is the same when riding cross country courses, or over stadium jumps or in a dressage arena: harmony between horse and rider. To achieve this goal, instruction focuses on teaching riders to work with their heads as well as their seat, legs and hands. That means listening to the horses, learning from them and understanding each one has something different to teach the rider. To reach a good partnership, the rider must show compassion and understanding for the horse's needs and problems. Cari helps riders learn to communicate clearly with their horses and encourages riders to be challenged and rewarded for reaching realistic goals. The most important result that comes from this training philosophy is a confident, happy horse and rider combination.
Windy Hollow Hunt
Photos by Susan Stickle & Brian Wilcox
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