Master Your Riding with Callie

Master Your Riding with Callie

At this time, we have limited hours as directed by the Governor of the State of Nevada in response to the Covid-19 Virus.  We will extend hours when it is safe to do so.

As a Certified Riding Instructor, Callie teaches riders to develop their riding balance and harmony with their horse using methods from Centered Riding® , Natural Horsemanship,  Western Dressage and Straightness Training (Old Master’s Dressage). Using simple and proven riding techniques Callie will help you increase your confidence and make riding easier — guaranteed!

  • Riders must have their own horse
  • Only Certified Centered Riding® Instructor in Nevada
  • Dressage
  • Western Dressage
  • Natural Horsemanship
  • Straightness Training™
  • All ages and skill levels welcome
  • Private or group Lessons available
  • Ask about packages and discounts

Horse Riding Lessons in North Las Vegas

Located in northwest Las Vegas, Callie has a ranch where you can bring your horse, or you may speak to her about traveling to your location.  

What Makes Callie Different

Many riding instructors tell riders WHAT to do, but Callie teaches riders HOW and WHY, so they can REPLICATE the things they learn from her.  Callie says,

“I remember what it was like when I was first taking lessons.  During instruction, I could do the moves, but once I got home, I felt clueless and incompetent. Because I didn’t know the reasons behind the moves I had been taught, it was as if I was just trying to remember the steps. So I had to figure out what was wrong on my own, and I did.

Years later, when I made the decision to become a certified instructor, I knew there had to be a better way to teach people how to master riding and communicating with their horses.

I set my students free to learn not just the “what to do” but the how and why, so they can become independent thinkers and riders.

As an instructor, I’m unique in that I don’t just teach “riding” or “natural horsemanship” or “dressage” — I do all these things from a 3-pronged or pyramid approach.

  1. I use Natural Horsemanship as my horse training and horse psychology foundation;
  2. I use Centered Riding®  as my riding foundation; and
  3. I use Dressage as my horse bio-mechanics and soundness training.

While you will be able to apply what you learn with me to riding other horses, the focus of our lessons together will be on YOU and YOUR horse.  Not only will I teach you the skills you need for riding, but I will also teach you how to train your horse to work with you.

I take the time to listen to what your goals are and what’s important to you as a rider. I will watch you ride and diagnose what you need to work on in your riding to improve your seat, balance and communication with your horse.

I have been trained to teach according to your natural learning style (whether you are predominantly a visual, kinesthetic, or auditory learner) and will modify my method of teaching to help your skill level improve with ease.

I will also discuss horse training and psychology, so you really learn how and why to communicate clearly, fairly, and effectively with your horse. Only then can the partnership between you and your horse grow in harmony.

​Callie has a passion for sharing her love and knowledge about horses with others.

What is Straightness Training?

The horse is not naturally built to carry weight. Therefore, if we want to sit on it as a rider, we need to prepare the horse to carry us properly. This is done through dressage, with straightness training as an essential part of it.

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What is Classical Dressage?

Classical dressage evolved from ancient movements and training for the battlefield.  Classical riding is the art of riding in harmony with, rather than against, the horse.

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What is Natural Horsemanship?

Natural Horsemanship is a collective term for horse training techniques which share principles of developing a rapport with horses, using methods derived from observation of the natural behavior of free horses and rejecting abusive training methods.

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