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ABOUT  Joanna

My philosophy in horses and in life is simple: to pursue the fullness of our design and to unlock the potential within. 

I began my experience with horses during my youth in English equitation, jumping and dressage. Since then, I have dedicated several years solely to study with a series of great mentors and instructors.   

My current equine partners in crime are my two mares, Amber (Quarter Horse) and Charisma (Anglo-Appendix). 

Particular acknowledgements and my deep gratitude go to the following organizations for their contributions to my ongoing education: 

MBS Academy is a school defining excellence within the field of somatic education and experiential learning. The academy is founded by Mia Segal, who was first assistant, collaborator and associate to Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais for sixteen years, after which together, they trained students worldwide.

Mind Body Studies

Wendy Murdoch is an internationally recognized equestrian instructor and clinician for over 30 years, author of several books and DVDs. 

Her unique and innovative methods of teaching are appreciated by riders of every discipline. 

The Murdoch Method

The APAHA program is designed for the development of dressage riders and professionals under the guidance of Bettina Drummond.

The Association for the Promotion of the Art of Horsemanship in America

Martin Black is a respected horseman who has spent his lifetime ranching and riding in the Great Basin.

He teaches the time-honoured methods of low-stress stock handling and continues to use the traditional gear of the Spanish-California vaquero . 

Martin Black Horsemanship

The Parelli program is internationally recognized in the world of natural horsemanship encompassing the principles of partnership, leadership and communication. 

Parelli Natural Horsemanship