From early, early in her life, Sally's dreams and goals have centered around horses. Fox hunting at a remarkably young age inspired her to seek the eventing world where she began training and competing as a teen. Education led Sally directly to continuing her passion. With some solid experience under her belt after completing her 2 year degree in Equine Business Management at College of Central Florida in Ocala in May 2010 and spending 3 months as a working student on a Montana ranch, Sally has developed good footing from which to move forward with her sport horse training program. While performing duties as The Painted Pony's Barn Manager, she has also taken on several horses in training, successfully 'starting' young ones and re-directing/training others. With her own background in eventing and plans to continue competing, she believes in a strong foundation of basic dressage achieved through the use of SIMPLE BUILDING BLOCKS, encouraging willing compliance from the horse. Her horses tend to enjoy their work as if it is FUN!!!! No matter the discipline, English or Western, all horses reach higher levels with a positive beginning!
Sally has a profoundly intuitive understanding and remarkable compassion for her horses (and for their riders) and adds extensive equine health, behavior, anatomy, and nutrition knowledge…which grows with every experience…to the package. AND she realizes no two projects/horses present the same challenges approaching each as a new adventure.
Contact Sally to discuss how she might help you with your training needs and dreams for your horse!
Cymric or "The Cousins' Cat" is a beautiful bay 16.1 hh 2008 Thoroughbred gelding that has been steadily under saddle since January 2012. He is quietly jumping courses in the show jump ring as well as very willingly jumping logs and coups outside. Has been hacked alone and with others and does great.
He is ready for someone to take him on for his career. Could easily be taken in any direction
(Hunter/Jumper, Eventing...). Quiet enough for an amateur but talented enough for a professional.
This horse has an incredible personality! Very willing and LOVES to work!
He cross ties, clips and loads. Great around kids, dogs and other animals. Easy keeper and