Dressage, when presented patiently and correctly, enhances a horse’s gaits, builds beautiful topline muscling in the body, and creates a more focused mind with willing cooperation. Our local, top-level Dressage rider and trainer Barbi Breen-Gurley shares her insight on how dressage training benefits all horses.
Barbi Breen Gurley is a well-known instructor, clinician, trainer, competitor and USEF “Senior Dressage Judge”. She is a USDF Bronze, Silver & Gold Medalist. She has trained several horses to the Grand Prix level and has been on the longlist or the developing rider list several times. Barbi owns Sea Horse Ranch, a boarding and training facility in Los Osos, on the Central California Coast. She teaches Dressage at her ranch and presents clinics around the western United States. She loves to share her passion for riding with interested students at any level of ability, emphasizing correct basics, and that “Riding Toward Excellence” can be fun.