Somatic Riding®
I grew up riding western, surrounded by cowboys and going to the rodeo. I realized that I wanted to learn to work with horses in a different way, rather than the cowboy way of breaking a horse, as it never sat right with me. Working with Cassandra completely changed my outlook and relationship with horses. I can honestly say that I learned more from Cass in a weekend intensive than I had learned in my entire history with horses. Cassandra has a beautiful way of teaching, she is so wise, intuitive and really knows how to hold space for both the human and horse she is working with. I have discovered an amazing and spiritual partnership with horses. It is more fun and exciting than any riding I’ve ever done and I am constantly learning about horses and myself.
— Sam Sumner, Yoga Teacher

The TRH Somatic Riding® program teaches bareback and bitless riding skills in a program created and pioneered by The Reflective Horse founder, Cassandra Ogier.  This program builds a partnership between horse and human based on mutual trust and understanding and, focused on the fundamentals of this relationship, each student develops a bond with one horse. This is done by developing the somatic senses of the body, learning ground-work and energy techniques with the horse, and uniting the two at the appropriate time with a riding experience.

The program develops skills for relating with the horse and enhances focus and attention to body language, non-verbal communication, and emotional and physical balance. Students learn how to ‘listen’ to what the horse is communicating to them, learning the language of mind whispering through the utilization of intuition and perception. 


Level 1 Fundamentals:

Learn the sensate language of horses, non-verbal communication, deepen connection, build confidence around and with horses, ground-work skills, trust intuition and perception, become partners.

Level 2 Intermediate:

Explore somatic balance on and off the horse, transform your riding relationship, enhance authentic leadership, experience increased levels of mutual trust & understanding.

Level 3 Advanced:

Hone skills, master your somatic presence, challenge levels of trust and control, explore your edges, see the horse as a mirror of your emotional terrain, ride free.

Program Details:

Group Programs:

2 Consecutive Days; 10:00am - 4:00pm

Private Individual Sessions:

2 Consecutive Days; Day 1, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Day 2 10:00am - 1:00pm

Other Information:

Level 1, 2 & 3 workshops and private weekend intensives as well as week-long group retreats available.  Please contact for information or see the Events page for upcoming workshops. No previous riding experience is necessary. Please contact us if you would like to host a workshop.

Please contact us for more information.