I have found Alex to be a naturally gifted and talented instructor and trainer. She possesses a strong foundation in the basics of dressage and readily applies them at all the levels. Her approach is strengths-based and her lessons are positive, challenging and fun! I have been training with Alex for a year now and my only regret is that I didn't start training with her earlier. Ande and I had been competing at 3rd level for a couple years and we were stuck, not making progress beyond - especially in the flying changes. I was about to resign myself into believing that we had progressed as far as possible in dressage and that I should make trail riding our primary focus. But then Jessica Wisdom suggested we start working with Alex and when I did things really began to change for us.
After a winter of hard work with Alex as our trainer and coach we scored 64% in both our 4th level tests at the Donida Farm Spring Fling.
Showing with Alex as a coach is a very supportive, educational, positive, rewarding and fun adventure! I look forward to our next show and seeing how much Ande and I can learn and accomplish together.
With Alex's help, the possibilities abound!
Martha & Ande
Client since October 2019
Ashtan & Donovan
Client since August 2021
Alex is a positive individual who strives to provide training that is tailored to both horse and rider. I have become a more effective, tactful and confident rider in the time I have spent with her. My horse has excelled under Alex’s training and guidance becoming stronger and more consistent. Alex’s positive, encouraging nature has allowed Donovan and I to grow as a team even through our difficult times. If not for Alex’s honest feedback and persistence my horse and I would not be as successful as we are. Additionally, Alex is always working to improve herself through clinics and other educational opportunities.
She is one of a kind.
Client since April 2018
Alex has helped me so very much not only with my tricky horse, but also with my riding in general. She has a great eye for young horses and knows how to help through issues. I found it super helpful that she rode my horse and got me out of the equation for awhile. I would not had been able to work through some of the issues my gelding and I were having if it weren’t for her. I 100% recommend Alex for anyone looking to improve their riding and become partners with their horses to achieve their goals.
Carol & Indy
Client since May 2018
Working with Alex has been a transformative experience for both my horse and me! Alex has an amazing facility to look at the obstacles to growth, then break them down and address them in a way that is not overwhelming. Whether she is instructing me or riding Indy herself, she is always patient, clear and kind. My experiences with her have given me so many tools to achieve more consistently successful and solid training rides alone with my horse. Besides the excitement of continuing my education, our work together has deeply enhanced just the pure joy I feel from riding. Notably, I have felt and observed my horse's own 'aha' moments under Alex's instruction, and his self confidence and maturity has been so gratifying! I really cannot recommend her enough for anyone wanting to advance with their riding, but especially so for green or complicated horses.
She will change your lives together.
Jamie & Aurie
Client since February 2022
Alex has been instrumental in the success of all three of my horses. Her insight into their very different personalities has helped each of them excel and has helped me become a better, more empathetic owner and rider. I have learned so much about how to develop correct horses whether they’re at the beginning of their career or doing the upper levels and have been able to level up my riding skills in a way I didn’t know was possible. I’ve gotten so many comments about the positive changes in my horses and my riding and this was very much thanks to Alex’s riding and coaching.