Leigh-Ann Verge has been a member of the horse community for more than 30 years as a horse advocate, riding & horsemanship coach, or as she calls it, a "life with horses" coach, a certified Equestrian Tai Chi instructor & an Equine Body Worker. She's been inspired by and worked alongside wonderful horse people such as Chris Irwin, Karen Rohlf, Anna Blake, Anna Marciniak and many others
My mission is "Empowering People, Empowering Horses", and my vision is to help students of all ages & abilities learn to be present and ride WITH horses, for horses to live in a natural & balanced environment, and where training and time spent with horses is for the benefit of the horse as well as the human. Because every great horseman and woman in history has been what we are; students. If they can do it, why not us?
Leigh’s 2022 Presentations
Bitless Exercises Equipment - 29 min. 27 sec. Day 1 Horse; Mind, Body Spirit
This video gives some insight and guidance on starting a discovery journey into somatic horsemanship and bitless riding to empower your horse with the ability to say no, including approaches to exercises and an overview of various equipment choices that are available.
The Power To Say No - 26 min. 37 sec. Day 2 Horse; Mind, Body Spirit
"If we don't say yes authentically, then we say yes regrettably, and that leads to far more problems than if we'd said no in the first place". Without the ability to say no, the "yes" has no real value. Many human-based wellness and therapy programs emphasize the importance of empowering oneself with the ability to say no. This video explores how we can empower our horses with the same ability through somatic horsemanship and bitless riding.