Trainer, Paige LaBella is dedicated to educating herself and her students in the field of Applied Equine Biomechanics. That means you learn how the horse’s body works and you learn how to apply that knowledge to your daily riding. Her continuing education in Applied Equine Biomechanics through Science of Motion integrates her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with her Equestrian work. It is through knowledge of the principles of equine biomechanics, that it is possible to create healthy kinematics in horses, confident effective riders and genuine partnership. Training horses within the mechanical limits of their biological systems enables proper muscular development, balance and coordination which results in enhanced performance, efficient gaits, improved behavior, and decreases exposure to lameness. All horses and riders deserve this level of education. Paige has a passion for teaching this in a way that is easy for anyone to understand.
Paige started taking riding lessons when she was 8 years old and immediately she fell in love with jumping. She competed for several years with success in Children's Hunters, ASPCA MaClay, AHSA Medal and Stadium Jumping on the Northeast A and AA circuits in the late 1970's and early 80's.
After leaving competition, she worked horses for a sale barn and then an independent owner, and finally went on to college to earn Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degrees. For a few years she switched gears to superbike racing and eventually enjoyed a second place championship which led to a full sponsorship. She also discovered her love for teaching when she accepted a job as an on-track racing instructor.
Soon after racing ran its course, she found her way back home to horses as a trainer and instructor. In late 2013, Paige shifted her equestrian training and teaching to biomechanics based equitation and to date has helped many horses and riders realize soundness, improved performance, and close partnership. Her successful rehabilitations include navicular, DJD, kissing spines, cervical arthritis, jumping problems, unwillingness to canter, and more. She works with horses and riders of any discipline and all levels of experience.
Equine Biomechanics Education:
2012 -2014 independent study of equine biomechanics
2014 - 2016 Science of Motion In-Hand Therapy Course
2016- present Science of Motion In-Hand Therapy Course continuing education
Private Lessons with Jean Luc Cornille on Manchester June 2014
Participant in Jean Luc Cornille clinics:
January 4-5, 2014, October 10-11, 2015, February 6-7, 2016, March 26-27, 2016, July 9-10, 2016, April 15-16, 2017, June 10-11, 2017, August 5-6, 2017
Attendee of Science of Motion International Conference 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018