We promote the development of maximum athletic potential of horses without sacrificing soundness. Our mission is to educate horses and riders. We have the patience, knowledge and skill to work through difficulties that hold a pair back from attaining their full potential.
We teach riders how to work towards developing the full athletic potential of the horse. It is very different from exploiting the natural talent of a horse. This is important no matter how the horse is employed as it is how we protect the horse's soundness. How we arrived here: it is often the case that pathology does not correlate to lameness. Rather than shrug our shoulders, write it off to luck, and carry on, we decided to investigate. The answer is simple but the application is not. Through understanding how the horse's body works, it becomes possible to see and feel when the movement is encouraging damage, which ultimately leads to loss of performance and lameness.
One can not simply make a horse move correctly like a physical therapist does with a human. The horse has to choose to optimize balance through coordination of back muscles and the rider has to understand how to encourage this. With knowledge of equine biomechanics, it is possible to heighten the sensitivity of the rider's perception which then makes it possible for the rider to perceive, analyze and adjust in a way that is helpful to the horse. Paige's background as a Mechanical Engineer allows her to teach biomechanics in a manner that is easy to understand.