Jill is now a Level 1 Centered Riding instructor!
Wolf Song Horse Dynamics will soon be offering lessons at Healing Spirit Farm in Buckfield, ME. Call for more details.
Wolf Song Horse Dynamics offers instruction in riding and various groundwork techniques to help people AND their horses. Focusing on horse-centric methods so the horse's needs, nature and individuality are taken into consideration. Currently offering lessons and clinics at your location in southern Maine and surrounding areas.
Jill Olivier has a lifetime of working with animals, specializing in horses, dogs and alpacas, and has many different and often unusual experiences in those worlds. A firm believer of lifelong learning, she is constantly improving her knowledge from a wide variety of sources. Most recently she has completed Chris Irwin's first U.S. Train the Trainer series, and also began The Deepening, an intensive 3-year program facilitated by The Netherlands' Piet NIbbelink which focuses on the human-horse relationship. Both Chris' and Piet's approaches aim to meet the horse's needs first, and only then can we ask for what we want.
Riding lessons are based on a balanced seat, which can be applied to any discipline--English, Western or other. Groundwork includes respect, focus and connection, as well as longeing and long lining. We can also offer unique courses to existing programs at your facility, such as drill and performance (most people love the costuming and choreography), Medieval games and more.
We also present clinics, and are currently looking for host sites. Current topics are pole & cavaletti work, and helping the horse use their body correctly both on the ground (in hand, longeing, long lining) and under saddle (hint: start by riding the horse's bend, NOT the arena wall). Other topics welcomed (example: putting together and riding a drill). Feel free to contact us if you are interested or know someone who might be.