Unbridled, LLC in Charleston, SC
Equine Relationship Coaching & Mentoring
“What’s the difference between hiring a trainer or instructor and hiring an equine relationship coach?”, you might ask.
Training is similar to teaching. So if your horse has never been trained and you are looking for someone to teach your horse basic skills such as haltering, leading, tying, carrying a rider or trailer loading, then training is probably in order and there are many local trainers who are skilled at this, using a variety of methods. While Kim is a knowledgeable and experienced horse trainer, she does not offer horse training or riding instruction services.
Relationship Coaching focuses exclusively on improving the quality of the connection you have with your horse. So, if your horse has already been trained in the basics but the attitude, eagerness or confidence with which your horse performs the things he/she has been trained to do are not where you’d like them to be… then relationship coaching will likely provide more benefit to you (and your horse) than more training or instructional lessons will.
The quality of the relationship you have with your horse is determined by the extent to which you are able to nurture things like trust, respect and empathy. How well you communicate with your horse (including how well you listen to his/her feelings in addition to how well you express your own desires) is also a critical factor in the quality of your relationship.
Not sure whether your relationship with your horse is a concern? Click here to access Kim's free “human-equine relationship assessment” tool. If your answers to these 16 questions are consistently "always" or "most of the time", congratulations! If not, let's talk and figure out why.
Coaching begins with a FREE 30 minute Clarity Call where you can share your current issues and Kim will explain her approach so you both can determine whether its a good fit. If so, the cost for the initial on-site assessment ranges from $200 - $250 (depending on the travel distance) and includes a more in-depth phone, Zoom or email discussion, a 2-hour on-site evaluation with you and your horse (or video assessment if you are not local) and a personalized list of recommendations/ideas that could significantly improve the quality of your relationship. Additional hands-on coaching sessions are typically $150 if purchased individually but package rates are also available and come with significant savings.
Click on the button below to use Kim's online scheduler to book at time for you FREE 30 minute Clarity Call today!