GMD Horse Training
with a focus on human energy.
Horses are the best mirror of our nervous systems,
learn about horses and how they communicate but more importantly learn about yourself.
A horse and rider biomechanics approach to saddle fitting to create harmony and connection.
Serving New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Will travel across the US.
Come to us in Bucks County PA.
Take a deep dive into your body position and how it affects your horse's balance, mindset, and movement. In these lessons, we combine classical training with mindfulness and rider biomechanics. Use rider biomechanics bands to really feel the difference!
These sessions are designed to create a stronger relationship with your horse, while also bringing in more joy and skilled riding.
"Yoga for Every Equestrian"
When approaching saddle fit we take all of the same principles as the biomechanics classes.
Is the horse happy?
Is the rider happy?
How can we make the horse as comfortable as possible to perform the tasks that we ask of them.
The horse comes first.
Creating connection and comfort.
We cry, we laugh, we bond.
Dig deep into the subconscious mind while you ride.
-Combining meditation with your riding to create more body awareness.
-Cultivate the power of the breath.
-Create a stronger and deeper bond with your horses.
-Create a stronger bond with those around you at the barn.
The most common things I hear in clinics is the fear of not being good enough and imposter syndrome. No matter what level of rider.
Repeat this mantra:
"I am enough, I have always been enough, I will always be enough."
Now feel that throughout the body.
Certified Horsemanship Association
Author of: "Yoga for Every Equestrian"
About GMD Training
My mission is to help riders no matter skill level develop mindfulness in and out of the saddle. Being present so they can feel empowered and intentional about their decisions.
WELL THIS GETS PERSONAL- ABOUT ME
I aim to be as open and honest with my students as possible so here is my whole story. It is a lot so if you don't read it all I don't blame you.
It all began when I was born... just kidding moving forward.
I began riding when I was 4 years old at a pony camp. I was not that carefree rider, all I knew was I loved horses but I was PETRIFIED. I kept taking lessons and got my own pony who was half pony half demon so really full demon. He trampled me, so that didn't really help much but he was cute.
At 12 I got my first job working at a competitive show barn. I LOVED it, the atmosphere was not good for my anxiety, but of course as a child I didn't know that I just thought I was a terrible rider. I stuck with it though because I loved the horses.
I showed around in the local circuit making it to a couple A-rated shows. Never did very well and sometimes ended up with broken bones. So not the most naturally talented.
I got to college and was on the school team, I made it to captain but the coach was so ruthlessly mean to myself and the girls I finally had enough and quit. - This is where my journey truly began and honestly was the best decision I made. That is the moment I empowered myself in my riding journey.
I moved to a barn where the people were kind and supportive and it completely changed my journey. All of a sudden I was excelling and my fear was melting. They asked me to teach at this barn, still a show barn but a totally different atmosphere. My showing, training, and teaching took off.
From there I started to find trainers like Lynn Palm, Kiera Wilson, and even made my way to Belgium as a working student. I found my true nature working with anxious horses and riders. I love helping nervous horses excel and really found I had a knack for it. I love helping nervous riders because I have a true empathy for it.
After my Mom passed I needed to take a break to figure out my mental health. I discovered yoga and mindfulness and realized I needed to put my mental health first. I took a 2 year break from teaching, getting certified in yoga and meditation and dedicating myself to my healing journey.
Now GMD Training is solely dedicated to being authentic. I have learned so much along the way and love to share my knowledge to help others progress but I still get nervous and old thoughts creep in. Flaws are apart of the program.
I am constantly educating myself on horse and human psychology and love sharing the best ways to learn with my students. It is a process, a learning experience, a journey.
I am not a "traditional" teacher and hope to bring forward the mindfulness first and foremost and attract the most accepting students. I am very excited and hope you will join me on this journey.