I teach Balanced Seat riding, which is an English form. It is the root of dressage, so applicable to eventing or hunter-jumper competition, but also to games and any good riding. While a good beginning can take a student to success in the show ring, my focus is particularly on building good foundations toward any goal. So by starting slowly- with private lessons and lots of correction of position, the student very quickly attains a degree of confidence and independence. By starting out steering with eye rather than hand, and with exercises for balance and rhythm, the student becomes sensitive to communication with the horse. Thus, in a fairly short time, we are able to develop Balance, Relaxation, Communication and Confidence in the rider. From there, all riding goals require nothing more than fine tuning and practice.