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Equi-librium offers adults and children education in horseback riding, horse training, and management.  The facility has two large outdoor arenas and is set in picturesque Stoddard, NH.  The facility is operated and horses owned by Dorothy Crosby,  who is certified as an instructor by both Centered Riding Inc. (CR) and the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA).  Dorothy is now a Level III Centered Riding Instructor/Clinician.  With CHA, Dorothy is certified Level III for both English and jumping instruction, as well as Level II in Western riding.  A long time 4-H leader, Dorothy no longer hosts a particular 4-H Club, but is available as a screened volunteer leader to help any club as needed.  Dorothy has previously held a 4-H New England Judges card.  She has over 45 years of equine experience with over 20 years teaching students.

Equi-librium welcomes riders of all levels, abilities and disciplines!  Our well educated, experienced, sweet tempered herd love to participate in camps, workshops, clinics and of course, lessons!

Visitors are Always Welcome! Come visit and talk with us and learn for yourself how Centered Riding can benefit you and your equine companion.

A Nibble of Centered RidingĀ®

Centered Riding utilizes classical principles to create a mutually cooperative and interdependent relationship between horse and rider. By facilitating the way human and equine anatomy work together to best compliment one another, Centered Riding cultivates effective communication, balance, and confidence while eliminating tension and fear. Moving forward, horse and rider are able to achieve positive, relaxed riding.

Tidbit of the Season

Spring is about to be sprung and with it comes eager riders and excited horses, all ready for the fun and variety we have lacked, especially this winter with such extreme temps and amounts of snow! There will be trail riding and showing, dressage tests and beach rides, jumping and games, picnics and lazy days in the sun....bathing and flies and outdoor chores will become routine again.  With this new season comes the challenge of mastering your discipline, improving your skills, spending time with your horse.  Remember that horses also benefit from a "refresher" course, so simple review and lots of repetition will refine skills and get bodies and minds in shape faster and more safely than quick attempts and overworking.  Take the time to condition both of you, strengthening and suppling muscles and joints as you break the task down into small chunks so both of your bodies and brains can imprint and remember the pieces involved in the task. Whatever you choose, have fun; when the fun gets lost it is not pleasant for either of you and an obedient horse will keep trying, but will learn better if the experience is positive and he is rewarded for any improvement at all.  He will remain obedient with careful attention so that both of your frustration levels remain low.And remember, it's a goal, but does not have be accomplished all in one session! In fact, it likely won't be....so take on the challenge and try again tomorrow....and the next day.....and after that. And soon you will love the accomplishments!  Happy Riding!
For more information on Centered Riding visit the official site of Centered Riding

For more information on the Certified Horsemanship Association visit CHA's webpage.

"You [Dorothy Crosby] are a natural teacher and you set high standards for yourself and others! Well Done!" ~CHA clinic instructor