Instructor Natalie Brenner
I have been riding horses between multiple disciplines for 20 years. I believe in using methods from many different riding & training styles to build a confident and mutually respectful relationship between a horse and rider. My philosophy is that patience, time, assertiveness, a calm demeanor and a true love of and a relationship with a horse creates the most rewarding experience. Frustration and aggression have no place around horses. That being said, the dominant—submissive relationship between horse and rider is important. Horses are herd animals and need consistent and competent leadership in order to feel comfortable enough to do as their rider asks, but this is because of their nature, not because we must ‘break’ them. Riding should be fun for both horse & human!
Barrel Racing • Team Penning • Dressage (under Lisa Avaloz, Courtney Hoessley, Allison Sader-Larson & Adam Steffens) • Western & English Pleasure • Western & English Equitation • Intercollegiate Riding Club, UW River Falls • Rodeo Club, UW River Falls • Trail • Games • Working w/ beginning riders, folks just getting back into riding, or fearful riders.
Open & ongoing communication with you about your goals • Using methods from multiple disciplines • A combination of ground work, lunging and riding (not in a particular order, but as needed) • Regular analysis of progress (if I’m not a good match for you or your horse, I’ll let you know and will help recommend someone who is.)
Please contact Dakota Stables for pricing, availability & scheduling.