"Every great coach clings to a fundamental system. The basic principles of the system provide a way to test new techniques and exercises to make sure they fit into the system before incorporating them into the athlete’s program. The system prevents the coach from incorporating trendy exercises or techniques that may be counterproductive or potentially dangerous. The principles of the system do not change even as new techniques and exercises are introduced. Systems provide structure and feedback. If new fads and exercise trends don’t fit within the structure, they are not implemented." ~ Gray Cook
ABOUT KASEY REEDER, Instructor:
Kasey started riding at age 4. She is currently living in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has been a certified riding instructor, professional horse trainer, and coach for 20 years. She has worked with equestrians of all disciplines, and levels, and has been involved in equestrian and other athletic competitions for over 30 years. Kasey has dedicated her life and passion to her craft. She has studied under many equestrian trainers, that are well-known both nationally and internationally. She is a graduate of Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center where she earned her Riding Master VI and Level II Teaching Certification.
In addition, she also earned her Massage Therapy Certification at the American Institute of Alternative Medicine to help her students maximize their riding potential through un-mounted Sports Massage & Bodywork. She is licensed through the Ohio State Medical Board, as well as having her national license for all 50 states.
Whether Kasey is working one-on-one with riders, or in group settings, giving clinics, or mentoring at-risk youth, her diverse background, and experience, enables her to create a positive experience for everyone she works with.
Private Instruction offered for horse owners at your ranch or mine. We work with riders, beginner through advanced level, Western, Dressage or English.
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Reflective Horsemanship’s approach to equestrian riding, learning, teaching, and overall education is based on our values and beliefs about the nature of the horse/human bond. Our leading principles of the horse and human partnership comes through when there is mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation between horse and rider. Our goal is to help students strive for this excellence, at whatever level of education they seek. We believe all riders can develop to become independently thinking, feeling and aware while riding or working in-hand with their horse. Through classical and modern training techniques, we are confident that riders can learn to work with their horses by staying present to what is natural and comfortable to the horse. In doing so, the horse and rider team become relaxed, harmonious and enjoy their work.
The core of our philosophy is integration. Reflective Horsemanship continually searches for new knowledge and information. Whether it be from the classical texts, modern techniques (such as natural horsemanship) or the sciences, we continue to build upon our foundation to improve the quality and effectiveness of our teaching.
Our philosophy also includes the belief that positive results are attainable for ALL riders who have the willingness to learn and have an open mind. Although riding is an art and an athletic endeavor, it attracts riders with a wide range of natural gifts. We strive to help students through realistic and honest evaluations and learn to identify their own definitions of success within their specific horse riding pursuits.
We believe that we can help our students achieve their successes by providing the preliminary work for a systematic approach to set attainable goals. To help students become more skilled on their horses we encourage un-mounted cross-training experiences, such as other forms of exercise (yoga or pilates), sports psychology, and sports massage & bodywork.
See our Sports Massage and Bodywork services HERE
Our years of teaching, learning and integrating have resulted in a holistic system we believe will benefit riders of all ages and disciplines. Our hope is that our system, Riderology™, sets the stage for students to enjoy the human/horse partnership through the techniques of training, integration, goal setting, communication, and self-discovery. Learn more about Riderology™ HERE.
Our mission and deepest wish through the application of our system are that more riders and horses will demonstrate the qualities that make it possible to attain that special and unique relationship of a true partnership with the horse.
"Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them." ~ Timothy Gallwey