lynley@balanceandawareness.com

Discover the Joy of Listening to Your Horses Whispers

The Joining of Vaquero & Classical Art

That Creates A Safer, Stronger Relationship So That You Can Become One With Your Horse

Discover the Joy of Riding Your Horse with a Whisper

The Joining of Vaquero & Classical Art

That Creates A Safer, Stronger Relationship So That You Can Become One With Your Horse

You Want A Special Bond, But Feel Like Your Horse…

  • is more interested in eating than walking – dragging you around to every blade of grass – or stepping on your feet.

  • will never stand quietly at the mounting block or go to the “scary” side of the arena.

  • fights you every time you ask him to do something and it doesn’t matter if you’re on the ground or in the saddle.

  • is only happy to see you when you are feeding treats! Does he even like you?

  • won’t make any progress! You’ve changed goals, you’ve changed trainers, you’ve read everything you can find – but still no progress.

  • is plotting ways to upset you. Why do you ride again? 

Simple Exercises to Create a Safer, Trusting, and More Fulfilling Partnership.

*Learn how to establish respectful boundaries through groundwork so that your horse becomes easier and safer to handle.

*Understand the stages of your journey. Know where you’re going and take as much time as your horse needs. You have a plan with measurable progress! 

*Feel safer as you learn awareness and how to best communicate so that you can enjoy your time together. 

*Knowledge that confidence and control don’t come from bits and tack, but can be established through proven exercises and improved skills.

*Discover your own language with your horse while engaging in exercises that also build mutual value and trust.  

Confident Partnership

You are building a relationship of trust and high regard and no longer need extra equipment – or even a bit – to communicate with your horse!

Safer

You are creating a trusting bond and learning skills that will make you BOTH more confident and ultimately safer. 

Longevity

You are developing a biomechanically healthy horse for a long happy future with you!

More Enjoyment 

Imagine working with your horse for hours and only saying words of praise!What NEW things will you try? Maybe some Garrocha pole dancing???

You Want A Special Bond, But Feel Like Your horse…

  • is more interested in eating than walking – dragging you around to every blade of grass – or stepping on your feet.

  • will never stand quietly at the mounting block or go to the “scary” side of the arena.

  • fights you every time you ask him to do something and it doesn’t matter if you’re on the ground or in the saddle.

  • is only happy to see you when you are feeding treats! Does he even like you?

  • won’t make any progress! You’ve changed goals, you’ve changed trainers, you’ve read everything you can find – but still no progress.

  • is plotting ways to upset you. Why do you ride again? 

Simple Exercises to Create a Safer, Trusting, and More Fulfilling Partnership.

Learn how to establish respectful boundaries through groundwork so that your horse becomes easier and safer to handle.

Understand the stages of your journey. Know where you’re going and take as much time as your horse needs. You have a plan with measurable progress! 

Feel safer as you learn awareness and how to best communicate so that you can enjoy your time together. 

Knowledge that confidence and control don’t come from bits and tack, but can be established through proven exercises and improved skills.

Discover your own language with your horse while engaging in exercises that also build mutual value and trust.  

Confident Partnership

You are building a relationship of trust and high regard and no longer need extra equipment – or even a bit – to communicate with your horse!

Safer

You are creating a trusting bond and learning skills that will make you BOTH more confident and ultimately safer. 

Longevity

You are developing a biomechanically healthy horse for a long happy future with you!

More Enjoyment 

Imagine working with your horse for hours and only saying words of praise!What NEW things will you try? Maybe some Garrocha pole dancing???

Most riders never Believe they experience oneness...

I understand that most riders never Believe they experience the oneness that I was fortunate to discover as a child galloping and jumping through the cross-country fields of New Zealand bareback on my mare Bess . Of course, I didn’t realize it then. 

It took years of teaching and training others before I truly understood how special my connection was with Bess – and those that came after her. 

My clients and clinic students had never learned how to create a complete connection of oneness. They struggled with feeling like their horses fought against them or generally didn’t care about them, and therefore, weren’t making any progress toward their goals. 

It wasn’t their fault!

It became my passion for teaching people the proven methods I already use and helping them fulfill their dreams of becoming one with their horses. I’ve already shown hundreds of owners and riders just like you, how to have a more satisfying relationship with their horses. I can help you too. 

Proven Results

My exercises are based on centuries-old Vaquero lessons that focus on building your horse’s confidence and trust so that you can have a better relationship with soft, clear communication.

Any Discipline

Your riding discipline will not affect your success – it doesn’t matter what type of saddle you own. 

Measurable Process

My programs use a detailed roadmap. You’ll always know where you are, what’s next, and when you’re ready to move to the next phase.

HOW TO GET STARTED

01

Contact Me

Fill out the form on the contact page or email me explaining your situation and any issues you’re having with your horse. I’ll get back to you within 2 business days with a recommendation. 

02

Let's Collaborate

We will decide the best way to address your situation. I offer a variety of services including in-person training and clinics, online private coaching, and a membership program.

You’ll put the plan into place with my help and support. 

03

Celebrate! 

You’ll work hard at your horse’s pace doing exercises that build trust, confidence, and ultimately oneness in your relationship. It’s a process that can take years to establish with many successes along the way!

HOW TO GET STARTED

01

Contact Us

Fill out the form or email me explaining your situation and any issues you’re having with your horse. I’ll get back to you within 2 business days with a recommendation. 

02

Together

We will decide the best way to address your situation. I offer a variety of services including in-person training and clinics, online private coaching, and a membership program. You’ll put the plan into place with my help and support. 

03

Celebrate! 

You’ll work hard at your horse’s pace doing exercises that build trust, confidence, and ultimately oneness in your relationship. It’s a process that can take years to establish with many successes along the way!

Confidently Achieve Complete Connection With The Subtlest Of Aids

Complete connection, or oneness between horse and rider, can be developed and learned. 

For more than 10 years, I’ve been teaching, training and clinicing to show others how to successfully achieve oneness and create happier, more fulfilling relationships with their horses. 

One of the most compelling things I’ve learned? It absolutely doesn’t matter what discipline you ride or what type of saddle you own!

My Vaquero-inspired Classical-based lessons will expand your knowledge. They will build and refine your skills until you and your horse have developed your own soft language on the ground and in the saddle. 

By creating oneness, you will find the deeper, more fulfilling relationship you’ve experienced only in your dreams. 

Here’s How It Works

01

The Art of Grounding

  • Groundwork - establishes boundaries for safety and prepares your horse for upcoming phases

  • Lunging - develops a confident developing athletic horse

  • In-hand - creates oneness on the ground for a happy, healthy horse under saddle

02

The Process of Riding 

  • Freedom - develops a fluid, forward, willing horse and rider

  • Fluidness -  establishes lateral work in balance

  • Strength & Grace - creates a strong, confident, and graceful partnership ready for more advanced goals

03

The Masterpiece

  • Secret Language of the Hackamore - ability to go softly and responsively without a bit and perform whatever movements are asked of him

  • Communion of the Two-Rein Horse - refinement of energy for effortless communication between horse and rider

  • Centaurian Bridle Horse - artistic mastery with freedom and balance

Here’s How It Works

01

The Art of Grounding to create a mentally & physically balanced horse.

  • Groundwork - establishes boundaries for safety and prepares your horse for upcoming phases

  • Lunging - develops a confident developing athletic horse

  • In-hand - creates oneness on the ground for a happy, healthy horse under saddle

02

The Process of Riding 

  • Freedom - develops a fluid, forward, willing horse and rider

  • Fluidness -  establishes lateral work in balance

  • Strength & Grace - creates a strong, confident, and graceful partnership ready for more advanced goals

03

The Masterpiece

  • Secret Language of the Hackamore - ability to go softly and responsively without a bit and perform whatever movements are asked of him

  • Communion of the Two-Rein Horse - refinement of energy for effortless communication between horse and rider

  • Centaurian Bridle Horse - artistic mastery with freedom and balance

What Makes Balance & Awareness So Special? 

Unique - Your journey is yours. We will give you the tools and guidance you need, but it is your commitment to the lessons that creates the outcome. The process is not determined by discipline, breed, age, or even riding experience. You CAN be a success in creating oneness.

Relationship - Focused As you progress through the teachings, you’ll find that you both become more aware and it’s easier to communicate with each other. Before you realize it, you’ll have an unspoken language too!  

Multi-Discipline - Vaquero-inspired training provides a solid foundation for all disciplines. You’ll be deepening your partnership with the aid of softness, energy, intent, and the subtlest of cues – no matter what kind of saddle your horse is carrying! 

Holistic Approach - You’ll recognize that the classical in-hand and under-saddle exercises in my programs will build a connection of mind, body, and spirit too. Allowing your horse to embody the lessons, not only creates oneness with you, but it makes him more confident in himself!

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TESTIMONIALS

Aggressive Young Horse Transforms with Owner into a Happy, Confident Team

"I have been attending private clinics with Lynley for the past 2 years. I arrived with a new, young horse with quite a few issues and who was at times very aggressive. Having not ridden for a few years, I was out of my depth. 

 

We are now a happy, confident team, and every day I am excited to work with my horse. 

 

She is an incredible teacher and coach, creating space (for) your awareness and observation skills to really develop, to really see your horse, and empowering you to find ways to help your horse and deepen your partnership. 

 

Lynley is kind, calm, intuitive, and incredibly knowledgeable. She has given me the confidence and skills to trust myself. I’m now so excited about my horse journey, I only wish I’d found her earlier."

H McA, South Island, New Zealand

Customer

A Hormanship Journey of Self-discovery and Growth 

"Lynley is hands down the best instructor I have ever learned from. She has this great ability to work with what is in front of her, no matter what the level, ability, age or discipline. 

I love how she puts the horse first, and teaches us about communication, connection and awareness with our horses AND ourselves! I have learnt a lot about exercises to help my horse become more supple, relaxed and responsive. 

This is a continuous, exciting journey and I always look forward to my lessons with Lynley. 

She is always positive, has a great sense of humour, and has this innate ability to know how far to extend me and my horses so that we continue to grow. This also encourages self-reflection and searching for answers within myself which is such an important part of this journey. 

If you get the chance to do a camp at Lynley’s place in the Wairarapa, go for it!! It’s a great way to have concentrated time with your horse with great people and a beautiful farm. Lynley you rock!!"

Kelly Henry

Herd by Horses Equine Specialist
EAGALA Certified Professional

Enspiring and Encouraging

"I have found Lynley to be one of the most adaptive people when it comes to helping and instructing horses and people. 

Each horse and each rider are seen for what and who they are, their abilities, goals and sticking points are identified and plans to progress are collaborative. 

Lynley draws on a number of years of practical experience and knowledge gained from the wisdom of the horse and like-minded teachers.

Lynley has encouraged and inspired me and enabled me to bond with my horses, she makes learning fun and progress visible, can’t thank her enough."

Peter 

Customer

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