Stacey Kollman is a horse and rider biomechanics coach and horse rehabilitator whose life’s work centers on helping horses live healthy and happy lives. She accomplishes this through innovative education programs, challenging horse owners to discover new levels of awareness, connection and responsibility.
A lifelong horsewoman, she has teamed with equine partners in settings from ranch work to the show ring and has ridden and competed in disciplines from western pleasure to dressage and gymkhana to jumping. She is a Connected Riding practitioner, with more than 15 years of study, practice and adaptation of mounted and ground exercises that develop connection from the inside, by feeling, to the outside, by doing.
Certified in equine sports massage therapy, Stacey also has studied acupressure, therapeutic aromatherapy, medicinal herbs, homeopathic and vibrational remedies and various forms of energy healing. She is certified in acutherapy and is a Usui reiki master.
Stacey believes that horses and the instructors who teach people to work with them are among the world’s unsung therapists, so she also holds credentials in Equine Experiential Learning and develops programs that encompass personal growth, leadership development and team building. Her specialties include exploring the body/mind connection to deepen understanding and relationships, teaching the subtle energy of non-verbal communication, and guiding clients in discovering and working with their own power.
Find out more about Stacey and her collaborators at Desert Horse Equestrian Services‘ website.