Since 1994 Jack and Paula Curtis have been helping horses and their owners reach new heights.
Their ability to articulate their ideas has an enormous impact on their student's success.
They help students understand the whole picture, what to look and feel for.
They know when and how to apply various training concepts in a way that helps the horse understand.
A Note From Paula:
We want to make the world a better place. We have always had a passion to help horses and their people in a meaningful way. Horses in their own unique way bring us back to the moment, making it necessary to be present. In learning to work with them through feel and understanding, they teach us about ourselves. A fusion of concepts on life applied to the horse, making us better people along the way.
Better People. Better Horses. Better World!
Paula Curtis wants her students to have fun and be creative in their riding. “I teach because I want riders to feel what is truly possible. If you can learn more about your horse, what motivates him and makes him interested in what you offer, then you can train effectively.” “Riding is about; feel, communication, and partnership. Riders need to think from the horse's perspective, and work with the horse's mind,” says Paula.
If you work with the horse's mind, the body follows. Paula’s concepts apply and are tweaked to the specific discipline of her student. Her ability to articulate her thoughts and ideas, and develop specific exercises for each student and horse, is a recipe for success.
Her goal in teaching an understanding of the horse is to get her students thinking and problem-solving on their own. Then they are able to troubleshoot problems as they arise.
She has coached students in multiple disciplines including eventing, dressage, hunters, jumpers, gymkhana, etc… Her students have gone on to compete successfully, locally, regionally, and nationally.
Jack Curtis combines the best of quality horsemanship, classical dressage, and centered riding principles, to advance horses and their partners to new heights.
Growing up in southeast WI, he was starting horses under saddle for local breeders by the age of 14.
He worked with various breeds, from gaited horses to hot blood and cold bloods and everything in between. He has shown Western events, Jumpers, and Dressage, and worked on a cattle ranch. Through this work, he gained an appreciation for the different disciplines, and each horse's individuality and uniqueness.
Since 1994, Jack has given lessons, clinics, and demonstrations throughout the US. His ability to articulate his thoughts and ideas has an enormous impact on both his students and their horses. Jack will help you expand your horsemanship in a more meaningful way for both horse and human.
Both Paula and Jack have spent their entire professional careers teaching and training. They have owned three training facilities, and have found a home just outside of Jamestown, TN.
Their passion has always been helping people understand horses and empowering them to reach their goals while coaching them at clinics, lessons, shows, and in their online programs.