IT ALL STARTED WITH A LITTLE GRAY PONY AND A DREAM...
Teresa's love of horses all began with a stubborn gray miniature pony, lots of determination, and a dream. Having ridden since she was 18 months old, her experience spans the gamut of the equestrian sport, but her passion lies in training and showing Hunters and Jumpers. Having worked most every position in a barn, from mucking stalls to grooming, working student to assistant rider and trainer, she hopes to pass on her knowledge and love of horses through teaching with an emphasis on safety and positive thinking. While her goals still lie in competition, her second passion is working with and teaching children, having nannied, worked at a local summer camp, and trained many children and adults to Gold Medals at the Minnesota Special Olympics. She has taught beginners and advanced riders alike, and tailors training and lessons to each individual and their goals.
Teresa has ridden and trained with Silver Medalist Dressage riders, natural horsemanship instructors, Grand Prix showjumpers, and Equitation medalists. She has experience starting horses from scratch using natural horsemanship methods and classical dressage techniques, training green horses, rehabilitating off-the-track thoroughbreds and catch-riding at horse shows. She has also worked with many horses with behavioral issues. She believes that it is important to set a young or green horse up for success through correct basics, no matter if in a western or English saddle. Teresa also has experience showing in all three rings, has won an equitation final on a regional level, and has been Champion and Reserve Champion on local show circuits in the hunters and jumpers. With her knowledge on all aspects of horse care, she hopes to be a valuable asset to the equestrian community in the Gallatin Valley.
NOW PARTNERED WITH UNISON DRESSAGE…
As the new Assistant Trainer for Unison Dressage (more information can be found here), Teresa hopes to continue her education in the Dressage ring—mastering flatwork to benefit all of her students and horses. Located officially at the Bridger Canyon Stallion Station, Teresa is excited to be a part of the blooming English Equestrian community here in Bozeman, MT. She can now be found volunteering as Steward and jump crew at local MHJA shows, and traveling with Head Trainer Christine Robinson across Region 6, keeping a watchful eye on her charges as a groom. She has big goals for the future, including but not limited to, earning her Bronze Medal in the USDF, qualifying for Region 6 Championships with a select few of her training horses, bringing a group of students around the MHJA circuit, and eventually becoming a Grand Prix rider—Dressage or Showjumping, or even both.
Successful relationships begin with communication-- and the relationship between horse and rider is no different. Teresa believes communication between horse and rider is the cornerstone to a happy, working partnership.
With a foundation in natural horsemanship methods, she strives to view the world from the horses point of view. The psychology of the horse has always played a role in how she structures her training, whether the goals lie in recreational riding or competition. She believes we are the steward of our horse's abilities and it is our responsibility to not only prepare them physically, but mentally, to be able to perform it's best.
With her unique background in several disciplines, she is a melting pot of ideas and techniques-- allowing her to work closely with both horse and rider to achieve their specific goals under any tack.
BASED OUT OF
bRIDGER cANYON sTALLION sTATION
Bridger Canyon Stallion Station offers boarding on a limited basis. Our facilities include a full-size indoor dressage arena, heated barn,
a 130 ft. x 300 ft. outdoor arena, roundpen, and various paddocks and turn-out options. Please contact us for availability.
Please inquire for pricing. Will travel on a case-by-case basis.
Can offer discounts on lesson packages, contact for more information.
Feel free to message us with any questions! We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Phone Number: 651-328-0874