It’s about connection.
Welcome to Academy of the Horse. I’ve spent my life in partnership with horses, always searching for ways to deepen the authenticity of my connection with my own horses, and to help others do the same with theirs. It’s natural to approach our relationship with the horse from the perspective of what the horse can do for us. In order to deepen the horse-human connection, we should approach the question of partnership from the perspective of what the horse needs in order to accomplish what the rider wants. My team and I are in the process of creating this site so we can show you new ways of being with the horse. We’ll be posting blogs, videos and podcasts of tools and techniques that you can use in your own journey to improve your horsemanship, no matter what discipline you practice or how far along you are in your education. ~ Chrissy Hoffman
“In order to deepen the horse-human connection, we should approach the question of partnership from the perspective of what the horse needs in order to accomplish what the rider wants.”
Horsemanship Clinics with Chrissy Hoffman
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Host a clinic at your place and we’ll come to you.
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Arrange for a completely customized virtual clinic with video critiques and instruction from Chrissy.
Attend a clinic at Arrowhead Ranch in beautiful Southern Oregon.
"Your eyes are the lightest aid you can offer your horse."
Find out who said it >>
Melanie Smith Taylor, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in Show Jumping
How often do you find yourself looking down at your horse's head when you're applying an aid?
We overheard this gem at one of Melanie's clinics and loved the reminder that looking where we are going is the simplest and most peaceful aid we can offer our horse.