Amy's gift for teaching horse care and horseback riding was very apparent and she had an obvious love for working with kids. Amy decided to start Amiable Sporthorse. She received certification through CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association). As her business grew, she began adding adult students as well. Amiable Sporthorse acquired a few wonderful lesson horses and established a location on the west side of Petaluma off Bodega Ave. Amy is currently seeking students from Petaluma, Novato, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Sonoma, Napa, San Rafael, Mill Valley, San Francisco, and the North Bay region.
Amy has been continuing her education by attending clinics with Art2Ride Trainer Karen Loshbaugh. (www.art2ride.com) Amy has gained invaluable information from Art2Ride. Understanding how Classical Foundation Training can improve a horse is so exciting. Dressage is for everyone and every horse!
"All my life, I've been passionate about horses and passing this on to my students is my life's mission. Dressage, when ridden properly, is such an amazing tool for success whether you are headed toward competing or simply building your skills. And just as importantly, I work with my students to learn proper horsemanship, in the saddle and on the ground. Being an educated equestrian means that you learn about saddle fit, nutrition, body work, shoeing, training, and riding. When you focus on all these aspects that contribute toward a happy, healthy horse, you set yourself and your horse up for success. Horses teach us responsibility, compassion, teamwork, and confidence. These are such valuable life lessons."
-Amy Savage Flores