Natural gait training for all gaited breeds. Author, trainer, clinician Anita Howe promotes a *Released-Based Training Philosophy* for all equine.
“Every gait problem has a natural solution! You too can learn to ask and receive your horse’s authentic inherent easy gaits in balanced freedom and comfortable self-carriage.”
After growing up riding non-gaited horses, Anita Howe began training exclusively with gaited breeds more than 19 years ago seeking natural and classical training solutions to gait correction and modification; no gimmicks, no mechanics, just you and your horse working in partnership to find his authentically bred-in easy-gaits.... (read more) Her passion is helping gaited riders understand how their horses need to move freely, and that natural horsemanship allows them to learn quicker how to offer us their smooth and effortless easy gaits with less stress, more comfort and overall happier horses.
Her book “Freedom to Gait” has established Anita as an acknowledged authority on easy gait biomechanics. From a background of natural riding techniques she brings a solid understanding of horse behavior and learning that allows her to instruct riders on how to achieve success in gait correction by establishing a willing partnership through release-based riding with consistent, purposeful aids showing the horse how to achieve total freedom and release in gait.
Anita has a video training series titled “Authentic Gaits of the Happy Horse”, with currently released titles “The Running Walk and Intermediate Easy Gaits” and “Cantering the Gaited Horse” .
Anita still trains and conducts clinics across the country sharing her knowledge of biomechanics, and tools of natural horsemanship for the easy gaited horses, demonstrating proven solutions to easy gait concerns.