Showing & Training
Equi-librium offers classically based dressage training to create a trusting and confident relationship between horse and rider. Jessica has a solid background in starting young horses and in developing “problem” horses into competitive dressage horses and more. The focus with the horses is always to develop both their confidence and respect in the rider. A USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, Jessica works with both the beginner and the experienced rider from training level through FEI. Our entire team work together to help riders be successful and advance in competitive dressage, sport horse in hand, and the growing sport of Working Equitation. Equi-librium also offers programs for lower level eventing and hunter/jumper. Equi-librium welcomes horses of any breed, and any discipline looking to cross-train with dressage.
Jessica travels extensively teaching all levels of riders in a wide variety of disciplines. They offer clear and supportive instruction designed to help their students bring out the best in themselves and their mounts. From polishing your skills for the show ring to introducing new concepts at home, they have a substantial toolbox to draw from, so horses and riders of all learning styles can benefit.
Equi-librium provides stallion management. In addition to daily stallion care, we will work directly with the mare owners. We also work closely with the veterinarians managing the mares to optimize your stallion’s fertility and the number of breeding cycles. Stallions can be managed for fresh, cooled, and/or frozen semen. Management services include preparation of breeding contracts, organizing the breeding season, routine collections and arrangement of semen shipments.
Questions to ask when considering selling your horse-
- How many horses did this person sell to people outside their own facility in the last 6 months? year?
- How long does it take to find new owners?
- What is their ratio of asking price to accepted price?
- Do they enjoy the selling process and its challenges including the vet check?
- Does their schedule allow them to drop everything to entertain clients and show your horse on short notice?
- How much time is expressly devoted to finding buyers through outbound marketing of sales horses per week?
- How is their website and social media presence? Professional, current, recent sales photos, videos of sales horses
- Are there multiple horses a buyer can see?
- Are they well organized with: contracts, bills of sale, liability releases, and follow-up strategies for leads?
- Responsiveness: Do they return phone calls and emails promptly or not?