Sarah has ridden most of her life and currently competes in dressage. As an instructor, she combines a thorough knowledge of human and equine biomechanics with a focus on approaching riding as a meditative art, involving mind, body and spirit. Sarah encourages her students to develop a true partnership with their horses.
Sarah has worked extensively with master teachers, including James Shaw (Ride from Within / T’ai Chi for Equestrians) and Linda Kohanov (The Tao of Equus), and participated in the USDF instructor certification program and the “L” judges’ training program. She is a recognized Ride from Within instructor and is currently pursuing certification as an Eponaquest instructor. She is also trained in the Masterson Method of Integrated Equine Performance Body Work. She is a student of Taoist Qi Gong, T’ai Chi, meditation and Celtic spirituality. Sarah holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and spent many years as a university professor before turning full time to riding and teaching. She is the founder of Anam Cara Equestrian.