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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 currently a Level II Centered Riding instructor working towards and in training for her Level III certification.  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 any particular 4-H Club, but is available as a screened volunteer leader to help any club as needed.  Dorothy has  earned her 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 slowly arriving, and with it are the enthusiasm of horses and riders to get going again!  Please be sure to take the time to condition your horse, and yourself, for the work ahead.  Muscles are not toned after this crazy winter season and stamina and suppleness are not at a good place, either.  A good, soft warm-up at the beginning of the ride with some gentle stretching is always a great idea; don't make it too taxing, but gradually build up the difficulty and the duration of some simple bending, long and low stretching and lateral work throughout the ride.  Afterwards, your horse will appreciate a good stretch to relax and release muscle tension.  And so will you!  Riders rarely take the time to soften and relax before and after the ride and this can make a huge difference in how well you ride and how it feels to your horse!  And, as always, clear, intentional, soft communication is the key; no "forcing" or man-handling anything to make it work!  Have a FANTASTIC riding season!

                    
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