Barbara Ellin Fox
Romance, Adventure & Horses
My training methods are built around a deep understanding of how a horse thinks combined with the principles of free forward movement and balance. With original schooling by the masters of the forward seat, followed by instruction from FBHS instructors in balanced seat, adapting to other styles of riding is easy.
I believe in gentle methods that rely on the horse's understanding and cooperation rather than using force. My horses learn to have calm responsive ground manners, and in riding they are light in the hand and to the leg.
In addition, I have worked with top round pen trainers, including Harry Whitney and horse whisperer, Steve Harris, who captured and gentled wild horses on the Hopi reservation with his Touch of Love training methods.
I've worked with most breeds in most major disciplines, and like anyone else, I have my favorites. Ask me and I'll tell you.
Love horse movies? Me, too! Signup for my newsletter and I'll tell you about my favorites.