Nancy Clarke works with the horse you have
or the horse you want to buy: young horse, older horse, reschooling
project. When there is a need, her schoolmaster helps to explain
a feel or a concept. Nancy believes it is the trainer's role to
bring out the best in the existing partnership, filling in gaps
in both the horse and rider's training. She focuses on balance;
a balanced horse is confident in its own movement, a balanced rider
is confident in the ability to create a supple partnership with
the horse. She trains both the rider and the horse, individually
and as a pair.
"My goal is to become 'invisible' to
my students; to become a voice you hear in your head as you ride
on your own. I think it is a trainer's responsibility to equip students
to handle the day to day, stride by stride, realities of the horses
they are riding. To teach how to clearly communicate your intent
without force and let the horse do the work without endless demoralizing
corrections," says Nancy Clarke of her training philosophy.
Horses are as individual as the people who
own and ride them. Her training program takes into account this
uniqueness while emphasizing the fundamental requirements of suppleness
and balance. Through correct lunging and work in hand, many horses
begin to reveal the other horse inside. This is very exciting. As
the horse discovers new things he can do, his rider sees the horse
from a new perspective.
Nancy Clarke is insured. She will travel
to your location, or you may ship to Castlegate Farm, for lessons
Please contact her at Nan@CastlegateFarm.com
to discuss your training needs and objectives. Castlegate Farm is
in beautiful Hunterdon County, New Jersey.