Biographies and information on our Special Guest Authors:
Jane Savoie is one of the most prominent names in dressage. She has coached at 3 Olympic games, is a member of the US Equestrian Team, and travels around North America teaching clinics and events. Her work is one of the most comprehensive and informative on today’s market. We welcome Jane to the blog, and don’t forget to check out her site, Dressage Mentor. I know the site personally, and believe me, it is worth every penny and more. You would pay much more for just a few single lessons, and this site will give you hours of instruction you can keep coming back to. Jane also has a compilation of her over 30 years of dressage training in “Happy Horse Study Course”. I own this too, and watch it weekly. You can never know enough when it comes to dressage!
Adiva Murphy is a great communicator and talented horseman and clinician, who seamlessly blends both English and Western disciplines. Having studied under some of the best natural horsemen of our time, Adiva has created her own signature training, adding her own methods learned from hard work and dedication. She brings clarity and structure to her students, taking the complicated concepts of Natural Horsemanship and breaking them down into clear, simple, straight forward steps that anyone can follow.
Adiva Murphy Natural Horsemanship gives you a clear and easy path to achieve extraordinary results. If we learn to be understanding of the horses natural fears, to be considerate of individual talents and abilities, understanding of their natural way of expression, and understand their needs and ways of communication then the sky is the limit to what you can do with your horse! To learn more about Adiva – click here.
Marijke van de Water, B.Sc., DHMS
Marijke is from Armstrong, B.C. where she runs a private practice for horses and their people. She works with horses all over North America formulating health programs for a variety of health conditions through the use of feeding programs, nutritional supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies. She is considered one of the foremost experts in equine natural medicine and therapeutic nutrition with a special interest in digestive disorders, immunity, metabolic syndrome, and behaviour. She offers private consultations both locally and by long-distance. A significant part of her clientele is helped via telephone consultations whereby she is able to help horses and people around the globe.
Marijke has extensive teaching experience and conducts seminars and classes in equine natural medicine and animal communication, as well as facilitating healing retreats. Her continuing research, expert knowledge, and exceptional communication skills have put her in high demand across North America for her informative lectures and successful health practices with horses.
Kathryn Watts, Safergrass.org
As a professional agricultural contract researcher and consultant, Kathryn is in a unique position to understand and conduct studies on carbohydrate content of forage. Destiny has also placed her in a region where environmental conditions produce especially high sugar and fructan levels in grass so that she can generate data under a worst case scenario. It is her hope that the research and discussion of plant physiology and grazing management can provide useful information for those who need to minimize sugar and starch content in their horse’s diet.