A lifetime horseperson, Robin Gates began her formal
education in riding over 20 years ago with a focus on dressage,
competing through the level of Prix St. George and training through
Grand Prix. As a horse trainer, she works with horses in all levels and
stages of development in all disciplines.
Robin’s understanding of the language of horses came from 20 years of
friendship and study with Carolyn Resnick, a renowned leader in the
field of horse communication. Carolyn developed her knowledge of horses
through interacting with wild horses in their own environment. By
observing lead horse behavior she formed a system of using pecking order
to develop a bond to enhance the relationship between horses and humans.
The core of Robin’s work is centered on the Carolyn Resnick method of
developing a willing relationship with the horse by establishing
leadership using the horse’s own language and deep desire to bond. This
is shown through the 7 Waterhole Rituals.
Your horse will trust you when you take the role of leader. The focus of
Robin's training is the understanding of how the horse determines your
status compared to his. Through a series of interactions with your own
horse you will discover who your horse is, gaining his respect and
deepening the bond between the two of you.