Testimonials - Instruction
I have never met anyone quite like Julie, this lady is phenomenal. Julie just understands horses, what they are thinking, feeling and what they need from you and that is her unique style of teaching.
A lot of instructors and riders I have come across are very performance driven and focus on the end result so much so that the feel and understanding is lost in translation but Julie always focuses on the horse, how he feels, what is he trying to tell you, what you can do to make him more comfortable and how you can explain so that he understands, the results are a by product, but believe me, they come by the bucket load!
Forget unnecessary tack and training aids (of course there are times that some are required), Julie has an infinite catalogue of exercises, ideas and past experiences that make her the most accomplished and experienced instructor that I have had the pleasure to meet and work with, there is always something to try, always another way that it can be explained to you and the horse so that you both understand and reach the ultimate goal of working in harmony.
This incredible catalogue of knowledge and experience, Julie’s patient manner, her ability to make any horse and rider understand no matter what level you work at make Julie the perfect instructor.
Although Julie would never say this herself, I know many that would agree that Julie is an inspiration, a font of knowledge for all things horse related and what Julie can't tell you really isn’t worth knowing.
I found Julie about 5 years ago and I am so glad I did. Julie has taken me from a rider with no style, no feel and really no idea to a BHS Stage 3 rider and hopefully much further in the future. I will never stop learning from Julie and credit her with everything I achieve.