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Probably if you had spent a large part of your life on horseback from the time you could walk like the Mongol horsemen of Genghis Khan, you would benefit little from centered riding lessons.  You would have learned naturally to move, almost like a part of your horse, in harmony with it.

A centered riding instructor like Sue Falkner March or Heidi Potter can help you on your way to achieve this kind of synergy in a comparatively short time.

Sally Swift, who originated the concept, and others have wonderfully illustrated and explained the technique.  It has helped thousands of people to increase their skill and enhance enjoyment for both horse and rider.  Swift mentions a wonderful quote from the 2,500 year old writings of Xenophon which gets to the heart of man’s relationship with horses. “For what the horse does under compulsion is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.”

The advantages of centered riding are helpful for all riding styles from dressage to endurance racing because it helps you find your center of balance and keep adjusting it with the movement of the horse.  There are similarities with T’ai chi, martial arts and yoga which can all help you achieve good balance and open your mind to a more spiritual approach.


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Regina Liberatore Centered Riding Clinic

Regina Liberatore is a Level IV Centered Riding® Instructor, returning for her second clinic at the Bitterroot. She specializes in creating or increasing harmony and understanding in equine partnerships. Regina is trained to watch how the rider’s body moves... Read more

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Sue Falkner-March Centered Riding Clinic

Sue is a Level IV Centered Riding Instructor who studied under Sally Swift.  She teaches riding full time with students including world class endurance riders.  She is also a Connected Riding associate instructor and for 20 years has been... Read more

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Hill Country Instructional Program

Tucked away among the oak and juniper of the lovely, rolling Hill Country of Texas is a riding center where riders can take instruction or go for trail rides in the adjacent state park. The pleasant atmosphere of the... Read more

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Horse Speak® All-Inclusive Retreat

Join Laura and Sharon Wilsie and Heidi Potter for an unforgettable and enriching experience at the Bitterroot Ranch. Through observation, interaction, workshops and self-awareness exercises participants will develop a skill set that leaves them with a deeper understanding of... Read more

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