Over the past 10 years, we have used treeless saddles to physically rehabilitate horses, and have had remarkable success. Many horses come to ELS with behaviors that are dangerous, and resistant to correction. We have found the vast majority of oppositional behaviors (bucking, bolting, biting, kicking, striking, rearing) are ultimately related to bad saddle fitting.
Robyn’s passion for Natural Horsemanship and training as a Registered Nurse with biomechanic studies, led her to develop a unique lesson program called Centered Seamless Riding™. This program is based on teaching students to work with a horse’s natural motion and instincts. This begins with teaching a balanced seat. No matter what type of saddle the horse wears or the style of riding you choose, a balanced seat creates safety and comfort for both horse and rider. We also teach communication through subtle body language that the horse understands and correctly interprets.
In the words of one of our instructors, Emily Rendahl, “We work closely with Robyn and our other instructors to build a foundation of balanced, centered riding that allows our students to transition into any discipline of horsemanship that they’re interested in pursuing.”