Riding is all about feel. The feel of connection between you and the horse, the feel of a soft and supple connection through the reins, the feel of your hips freely following the horse’s movement, the feel of a firm back delivering a well-timed half-halt…the more we grow our attention to these feelings, the more effective, harmonious, safe and fun our riding can be. In my riding, training and teaching, I approach problems by finding what works well, focusing on the positive and working to grow myself, the horse and the student to have fun as they learn. I love to share my passion for dressage, which is timeless, and for at-liberty natural horsemanship, which connects us into the wild nature of the horse to find the keys to his heart and mind. I endeavor always to be a Feeling Rider, a Feeling Teacher and a Feeling Trainer. I invite all my students to join the Feeling Rider tribe and grow their unique talents for horsemanship.
-Emily Glidden, The Feeling Rider owner-operator