Seeking sound solutions through ethical practice
Shelbie has dedicated her life to learn integrative approaches that honor how horses think, learn, and feel. She aims to bring patient, kind work for the horse and aid the rider to understand their horses through feel and intention, bringing better unification between them. This desire to understand the entire picture has led Shelbie to study both Classical Masters and Integrative Bodywork.
To best understand what may benefit your horse the most, Shelbie has pursued classes in the Masterson Method, Orthobionomy, Myofacia, Anatomy, Acupuncture, Reiki, Hoofcare, and Equine dentistry.
To unlock freedom in the rider’s body and increase clarity for the horse, Shelbie has taken classes in the Anat Baniel Method, Feldenkrais, Peggy Cummings/ Connected Riding, Thai Chi For the Equestrian and the Yorkshire Riding Centre to find ways to help the riders body have more freedom and clarity to the horse.
Curiosity drives her to find creative ways to design patient, kind programs for the horse. She appreciates that no two rider and horse combinations are the same, and uses these integrative modalities to bring a unique approach to each individual pair
Currently Shelbie spends the summer teaching and training in Alaska. Clinics are held in Fairbanks and the Valley. While training horses and weekly lessons are taught throughout Anchorage.
Her winters are spent in North Central Florida with Mikaila Herold of Whole Horse Equitation. They team up for educational classes on subjects such as ethology, and demonstrations of different work with horses. The two work closely together to give their students and training horses their combined, holistic knowledge.
The two also host visitors who want to trek with school horses in Florida's beautiful state parks, lessons, and explore what north Florida has to offer.