Mission Statement for Conscious Rider.
Purpose: Consciousness through love of horses, nature and service.
Conscious Rider is a riding center for people looking for a gentle place to learn to ride and train. We are also a non-profit riding center for children and adults living with autism, trauma and PTSD.
(above) Jean-Francois Pignon.
What do we offer at Conscious Rider:
Horse Riding in Nature - 1700 acres of it. 100′s of years old pecan groves, running creeks that we walk through, animals, deer, wild turkey, amadillo, owls, hawks, hills, meadows, woods, groves and of course thousands of wild flowers. We make sure that you / your child are tuning in consciously to the power of nature around us.
1700 acres of Trails
Conscious Rider Methods:
Riding on the Right Side of the Brain - Placing our bones correctly on the horse making us safe, while creating an intuitive bond.
Equine Assisted Integrative Psychotherapy - Integrating mental challenge into everyday life.
Horsemanship – Learning to work with horses on the ground, training to train horses with know how.
Horse Whispering – Horse language in the physical sense and horse language in the psychic sense. Animal Communication, reflexology, T-Touch, horse massage, medical Assisted Program (healing).
Riding on The Right Side of The Brain explained
Riding on The Right Side of The Brain Method – teaches us to position our bones and body correctly on our horse – creating union with our horse which feels effortless and joyful. This method promotes an empathic approach to our life and oursleves.
Using my method Conscious Trainer I am training you to train your horse using his/her language. I pull from Carolyn Resnick, Monty Roberts, Pat Parelli and others. I use horse language to establish yourself as it’s trusted friend and leader. It’s easy when you know how and once your relationship as leader is established training is an easier process.
‘Stressful energy arises when we think some future moment is more important than the present moment and the doing becomes only a means to an end.’
- Eckhart Tolle
Equine Assisted Integrative Psychotherapy E.A.I.P.
with Dr. Pat Koch PhD and Kate Turner Mays (Director/Owner)
Riding on the Right Side of the Brain, Horsemanship, Instructional Trail Rides
coaches Kate Turner Mays/Anneke
Equine Assisted Intergration E.A.I.
with Kate Turner Mays
Horse Boy Method (TM)
with Kate Turner Mays and our fabulous volunteers
English Hunter Jumper/Dressage/Western
About Kate Turner Mays.
I started Conscious Rider 13 years ago with one student, she is a profound energetic healer and I loved teaching riding with the onus on energy and sensitivity. Being a professional artist and painting every day surrounded by my horses on the ranch here, I started to incorporate my love of being in the Right Brain Mode into my riding as I realized I felt the same presence with the horses as I do painting. So I started to teach riding from this wonderful place of flow and acceptance and found the horses helped me teach this because they live like this most of the time! I come from a classical riding background in England. I was three day eventing which involved dressage, jumping and lots of galloping and fox hunting with the Hambledon Hursely which involved even bigger jumps, and much more galloping at the age of 11 in Hampshire and had the great priviledge of having ponies and horses during my childhood. With horse shows in the summers and hunting in the winter months. However, I wanted to know a more natural way with horses so when I moved to New York and then Texas I immediately got into Holistic Horsemanship and incorporated it into my love of Classical Riding.
After 20 years of studying and transforming my own life from mostly stress to mostly peace, I have put together by teaching a way of clicking into the Right Side of the Brain by using these riding techniques.I have been able to make sense of what I now believe is the only way for me to live, mostly to be on the Right side of my brain the part that access’s consciousness that is calm that feels and sees the love around and inside all things. That is present.
At Conscious Rider we all learn how to BE and how to ride well by putting our focus on the internal as well as the external. Externally to be aware of all our senses and to put our bones in the right place, (Sally Swifts Centered Riding) by using visualization, confidence building techniques and transformative breathing techniques from my years of doing various yoga techniques (I am a qualified Kundalini Yoga teacher). This goes for everyone on and off the autistic spectrum.
If you wish to DONATE.
One weeks NOTICE or session is on you.
24 HOURS NOTICE for illness any less time and session is on you.
One MONTHS NOTICE IF LEAVING OR GOING ON BREAK, paid.
Conscious Rider is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.