April 4, 2012

It's been a while since we posted! 
Monet and everyone out at E&S are very busy with the new place!
But one of our students wrote a lovely piece that we felt needed posting as a guest blogger!
Please enjoy this testimonial by Karen McWhorter:

  To Dance With a Horse
Think you know how to ride a horse?  Well so did I, and in truth I do know how to ride a horse in the way that most people ride.  I started out with lessons in Western, and then in English, with jumping.  Then when I finally grew up I was able to get a horse of my own.  Currently my husband and I have 2 horses of which I have done most of the training of.  But when I saw an ad about a new stable that taught Dressage and something called Biomechanics I decided to once again take lessons.

When I called the owner and trainer of the stable and inquired about lessons she warned me that her style of teaching was nothing like I had ever done before.  And you know what, she was right.

I have now been training with her for about 2 months, and have learned more than I could ever have imagined.  But to get there I have had to work harder than I have ever worked while riding a horse, and I still have such a long way to go.

I have already used her method on my husband’s 7 year old gelding, and got amazing results.  In a very short period of time I had him moving in a way I had never imagine he could.  He collected and rounded his back in a way he has never done before.

Monet Phelps, my instructor, calls what I’m learning Biomechanics and Dressage.  But I truly believe what she is actually teaching me is how to be the lead partner in a very intricate dance with a horse, where every move I make balances or unbalances my partner.

Taking lessons from Monet is not for the faint of heart, but if you are willing to put in the work you will find that what she is teaching is more fulfilling than any other style of riding you have ever done before.

If interested the Exalt and Salute Stable is located at 2630 Wilson Rd, West Jefferson, OH, 43162.
You can call Monet at: (614) 626-9258                                  

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