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Centered Riding Instructor CHA Master Instructor
Western * T.E.A.M.™ * Dressage * Hunt Seat
Mitzi riding DH Digger Dan, a Morgan gelding owned by Jean Siebe of Diamond Hill Morgans. Digger was Reserve Champion Sport Horse in 1995 and qualified for the National Morgan Show in Oklahoma City. In 1996 Mitzi rode him to Champion Sport Horse and again qualified.
Mitzi is a clinician,
instructor, and trainer who travels the globe specializing in teaching people
how to train horses. She is a level IV Centered Riding instructor and has studied
with Sally Swift, Charles Grant...Richard Shrake, and many clinicians in both
Classical and Natural Horsemanship. As a level IV Centered Riding Instructor Mitzi has
delivered many workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and New Zealand for all levels and types of riding as well as
teaching future instructors. She is a Certified Horseman's Association Master
Instructor and Clinician, testing and certifying over one hundred fifty CHA instructors.
training and instruction encompass every facet of horses and horsemanship, from
the very beginning stages to advanced. Her specialty is "Training the Rider
to Train Their Horse"
Each horse and owner is treated with respect and as an individual. There is no "cookie cutter" approach to teaching or training.....each horse rider combination is treated to an individualized program. The methods used and the rate at which results are measured varies form horse to horse and person to person.
Although horses must be respectful of their handlers, every aspect of the training is non-abusive. Horses have a reason for everything that they do, and it is up to the trainer to determine the reason and act accordingly.
Because of Mitzi's long experience with almost every type of horse and discipline of riding, she is able to accommodate every client. It can be something as basic as a horse refusing to back, or more advanced such as problems and stiffness with lateral work, jumping, or balance of the rider during reining work.
Mitzi has gained an excellent reputation in the Untied States, Switzerland, and Germany for working with horses people deem difficult or "bad." She has worked with Mustangs, giving clinics sanctioned by the BLM. using non-abusive techniques....it is a "thinking" skill-understanding why horses act as they do, and how to circumvent poor behavior.
Mitzi is experienced in
T.E.A.M™. horse massage, Resistance-free training and is a Bitless
She wrote Richard Shrake's "BridleWise" column for several years and has had articles published in national horse magazines, including a series on Re-Schooling the Thoroughbred Horse published in Thoroughbred Horse Magazine. She has also given clinics on re-schooling Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds and American Saddlebreds for other disciplines.
Among Mitzi's many accomplishments she has shown extensively in jumping, dressage, and in western pleasure circuits. She rode with the Royal Lipizzan Stallion Show as well. She is licensed with the American Judging Association and is known for her expert positive critiques to exhibitors. Mitzi has also studied with the USDP in their Judge's course and has judged in top regional shows in the Northeastern United States.
LAST UPDATE 7-19-2010