Peggy Brown is a Level IV Centered Riding and Driving Clinician from Toledo, Ohio who was honored to be trained directly by Sally Swift and Susan Harris. She is classified as an Expert Instructor and Instructor Educator by the American Riding Instructor Association and was honored to be named the 2005 Instructor of the Year. Peggy generously shares her years of experience in competing, handling and training horses and riders in all disciplines including hunter, jumper, dressage, western, games and speed events, combined and pleasure driving, and trail competition. The Bitterroot Ranch Centered Riding Clinic will deal directly with practical advice on how Centered Riding applies to the real world of ranch and trail riding. Riders will learn how to balance and help their horse in rough terrain and how to remain confident and in control in real life situations. A good ranch rider learns to protect and take care of their own body as well as their horse’s body in order to go the distance and spend the hours in the saddle that real western trail riding and ranch work can often demand. Peggy explains the whys and how’s of safely negotiating the challenging terrain of the American West and provides inside information on how the horse perceives the world and how ranch horses are able do the amazing things that they do.
A firm believer in solid foundation training for horse and rider, Peggy helps riders learn to use their bodies wisely to prevent injury and to communicate clearly, in balance and harmony with their horse. Working domestically and internationally, Peggy as the Visible Rider wears a bone suit that helps riders learn more about their own bodies and how the rider’s position affects the horse’s body. She has taught riding and driving in North America, Australia, Iceland, Scandinavia, Japan, Egypt, Israel, Europe, and the United Kingdom.