“When I first came to Andrea with my slightly over-exuberant want-to-be dressage horse, she seemed to have a lot more faith in our future than I did. Her calm, positive persona and intense attention to detail instantly changed my outlook on riding and my relationship with my horse. She has this sort of sixth-sense with horses and seems to click with every horse she gets on. Some of the things she sees of both horse and rider must be deemed to most absolutely invisible. She has taught me so incredibly much and has made me more sore than I ever thought possible, but hey, I can now sit the trot. Andrea never gets upset and has an impeccable talent for showing you that, in fact, it was your fault, not the horse’s. She is fun to be around and an inspiration to watch. I have never before felt so confident with my trainer as I do with Andrea. Kind, caring, and immensely knowledgeable, Andrea was what helped me to turn my run-of-the-mill trail horse to the dressage pro he is today, and for that, I cannot thank her enough. She truly deserves all the success in the world”
~Hannah Schaus, Age 18
“Before Andrea started working with Lakota and I, our relationship had no respect, and we often misunderstood each other. I thought I was going to have to sell my horse. Some of my previous trainers had no patience with horse or rider. Their idea of training was to force the horse into submission. Andrea works patiently with horse and rider, and the results with my horse and I have been better than I could have ever imagined.
I saw Lakota as a toy and not a partner. Andrea had us go back to basics and completely reestablish our relationship. Thanks to Andrea, now I understand what it means to be partners, and best friends. Now Lakota and I are a skilled dressage team.”
~Jenna Moffitt, age 16