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Bay Area Equestrian

Christine Amber

Trainer / Clinician
Gilroy, Ca
408 888 8703

Last edited November 11, 2009


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Favorite National / International Trainer's Tips and Quotes

Christine Amber, of course I give myself top billing

"If horses could talk there would be less gossip at barns".
"If you can't make your horse move you can't make it improve."
"Having a horse is being in a relationship, it is an interaction between two beings".
Grooming tip for white or grey horses.  If you brush soiled hair, back-and-forth, parallel to the direction it grows and then brush it in the direction it grows, the hair will look whiter.

Clinton Anderson

"Horses don't have hard mouths they have hard bodies"
"Make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy"
"Exaggerate to teach, refine as you go along"
"Horses are an on going maintenance program"
"If a horse has enough energy and stamina to do the wrong thing, he has enough energy to do the right thing"

Kyra Kyrkland

"You must go where I say, how I say, and  when I say, becuase I work many hours to pay your stable fees and you only have to work one hour a day". Speaking to the horse on the US Dressage Federation Video.

John Lyons

"Contrary to popular opinion, the snaffle is the safest bit to use on a nearly out-of-control horse, assuming you use it as it's designed" Communicating With Cues: Part 1, 1998, p.  
" I figure that it takes at least two years to make a good saddle horse. During that time, I assume that I'm actually riding an unbroke horse." March 2000, John Lyons' Perfect Horse Magazine

Pat Parelli

"Be as gentle as a child but as firm as another horse."  
"A horse travels in the directions of his hips"
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Site Description
Equestrian is a small, personal and horse training business and riding club in Gilroy, Ca. (South San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley) where owner/trainer Christine Amber trains horses and riders. Equestrian Training's focus is teaching adults and teems about, caring for, riding , keeping and owning horses as well as developing safe, strong, and sensible riding skills.  You can take  private riding lessons in English or Western Riding. You can join the riding club which emphasizes horses as a lifestyle that encompasses exercise, recreation, fun and a significant time commitment of three rides or group lesson a week.   Equestrian Training's horse training focuses on foundations that develop safety, relationship, willingness, obedience and balance in an athletic horse.