Anke Johnson About Connected Riding
I came to Connected Groundwork and Riding looking for a natural fit of working with horses as I do with my coaching. After years of doing traditional and natural horsemanship, the horses that I had were physically and emotionally tired, as was I. My body hurt and I know my horse’s body did too.
Connected Riding has opened a way to do groundwork and ride in a way that compliments both human and equine bodies so there is softness and connection as opposed to tension and brace. Being non-discipline and non-breed specific, it opens the door for “any body” to become free moving and able, and to connect together as well as individually. It allows for the horse to carry weight with ease without becoming compromised. It allows for the rider to find their own freedom of movement within their bodies that may have been restricting them in riding as well as in life. Together, it allows for the horse and rider team to move freely, complimenting each body with a connection and softness that promotes flow and well-being, both mentally and physically.
What Her Program Offers
Anke offers Connected Groundwork and Riding to people of all ages and abilities in the format of; lessons, mini-clinics and two day clinics. The focus is on helping to facilitate ease of movement and provide clear communication between horse and rider. This results in a better relationship and increases performance for both horse and rider.
For those interested, confidence coaching can be added to any lesson or clinic, or if desired can be done separately to facilitate an all-around experience or opportunity to grow. Health and Life coaching, EFT or Reiki are also value-add options that can be added to any program.
Anke prefers smaller groups or one on one time to best focus on the horse and riders individual needs. She works out of Snapdragon Farms and Stables in Mt Horeb, WI which includes outdoor and indoor arenas, round pen and 62 acres of trails. Anke will travel to your location. Currently serving SW, SE and SC Wisconsin only.
Connected Riding Teaching Preferences
One-on-one, 1-3 person Mini-Clinics (3 hours), Clinics.
Will travel in USA and in Canada.
- Connected Riding Practitioner 2
- Certified Health and Life Coach with a focus on Equestrian Confidence
- Reiki Master Practitioner, Usui Shiki Ryoho
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping)