Sarah has ridden most of her life and currently competes in dressage. As an instructor, she combines a thorough knowledge of human and equine biomechanics with a focus on approaching riding as a meditative art, involving mind, body and spirit. Sarah encourages her students to develop a true partnership with their horses, while assisting both horse and rider to release areas of tension or bracing, thereby facilitating greater harmony and relaxation.
Sarah has worked extensively with master teachers and is a recognized instructor of James Shaw’s ‘Ride from Within’ methodology. She has also participated in the USDF instructor certification program and the “L” judges’ training program, as well as pursuing advanced training in the Masterson Method of Integrated Equine Performance Body Work. Sarah is a student of Taoist Qi Gong, T’ai Chi, meditation and Celtic spirituality. Sarah holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and spent many years as a university professor before turning full time to riding and teaching. She is the founder of Anam Cara Equestrian.
Lessons and Training
Sarah works with a variety of students, from beginners to experienced adults. Many of her clients are returning to a childhood passion after years away from the saddle. Although Sarah’s focus is dressage, her approach to riding and training is applicable to any discipline. She teaches at Somerset Farms, in Longmont, CO. She is also available to travel to other barns in the Boulder/Longmont area.
1 hour private lesson at Somerset Farms: $60
Use of lesson horse: $15
1 hour private lesson at another facility: $70
Contact Sarah at email@example.com or 303-817-2783