“Trust transmutes fear into courage.” — Kim Walnes
“Horses hold the truth of ourselves for us.” — Kim Walnes
“We must honor the dignity inherent in every being.” — Kim Walnes
Combining the Heart & Science of the Horse/Human Connection
My passion is empowering, supportive, compassionate teaching and training based in trust and classical principles.
My commitment is to help you discover a partnership that allows you and your horse to achieve genuine mutual understanding.
My gift is communication, gleaned from a lifetime of studying learning styles, biomechanics, alternative techniques, successful competition, confidence coaching, and—always—listening to the horses.
I once had a dream of riding on the US Three Day Team. By training in my own ‘outside the box’ way I succeeded against great odds, taking The Gray Goose from a rogue youngster to international success. We rode on the Team from 1980 to 1986, winning Individual and Team Bronze Medals at the 1982 World Championships as well as Rolex.
In 2012, Gray was inducted into theUS Eventing Hall of Fame, and our partnership became the stuff of legend.
If you long for more in your connection, my goal is to champion you and your horse as together we celebrate each step of fulfilling YOUR dream.
Discover a truly meaningful relationship with your horse.
To me, mutual trust is the foundation of genuine partnership, with trust defined as an honest belief in the reliability, truth, and feeling of safety in the presence of one another. This trust cannot be achieved without consistent communication skills, so I often find myself in the role of translator between a horse and their person. For those who persevere on this path, horses offer a partnership that goes far beyond words.