A Bit at a Time Coaching & Horsemanship -
About Rachel
Bringing 18 years of riding experience & almost 15 years of dedicated horse ownership to the industry, Rachel has worked with horses in many capacities, from counsellor at various summer camps, to A-circuit show groom, to coaching and program facilitation. She is dedicated to the improvement of her own skills and the development of her students & horses. In addition to her extensive equine experience, Rachel also offers a background in social service work that adds valuable insight to her teaching approach. Employment and volunteer experience in various social service agencies and specific training in program development and facilitation provides her with the added tools necessary in helping her students define and achieve their own goals. 
Rachel believes that patience and an individual approach to every situation is the key to developing confidence and a life long love of the sport. She incorporates many approaches and methods into her teaching & tailors her approach to each individual student to create a fun and comfortable learning environment. Specializing in beginner riders and those that need a little extra attention, Rachel aims to build confidence, inspire self-esteem and share her passion for horses with others.
Equine Canada Certified Instructor of Beginners
OEF Rider Level 6
NCCP Certificate
First Aid Certified
What People Say............

“The learning experience was enhanced by a 'can do' attitude with learning something new each lesson while continually working on the basics. A lesson with Rachel was always interesting and left you feeling you had accomplished something"
“Rachel is a positive influence on all the students she teaches because of her patience and understanding. Her knowledge of horses and love for the sport transfers to the students, creating a great learning environment which helps the students to pursue their passion."
 - Colleague
"For the first time, I heard my daughter saying things like 'I am great, I am beautiful"....I think the program & being around the horses empowered her!"
- Parent
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