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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

With fall comes the challenges of rains and hunting.....the rains create inactivity and the hunting may created limited activity, or at least limited areas for riding.  Mud and wet leaves can cause slippery conditios, which can potentially lead to injury. Above all else, please be safe, wearing appropriate gear and bright colors to protect you and your horses!  It is always a great idea to do some gentle warm-up, especially with some inevitable days of inactivity or hard ground as it gets colder.  In-hand work is a great way to connect with your horse; there are so many options ranging from simple suppling exercises to obedience work and more complicated maneuvers.  With the current popular trend of agility, many games can be played, even if you have no intention of competing.  Your horse's brain will engage as you help him use and maintain his body condition - or even begin some conditioning - and these will help him get through the winter as well.  Snow is hard work, and uneven footing, even when safe, so a horse in condition will do much better than one who's not.....however, snow can be great for getting in shape and maintaining good muscle, so it's actually good for your horse to do some light work, even walking, when it's not too cold or too icy.  Have a wonderful,, enjoyable, warm winter and a fantastic holiday season! We will be riding and hope to see you out there! 

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! WTell Done!" ~CHA clinic instructor