is a fantastic trainer!! When other trainers were nervous to get on my
18+hh 5 year old just barely backed Belgian Warmblood, Kim was up to the
task and jumped right in to help me. She did a wonderful job with him. She
was quiet and patient which is exactly what Gaelic needed. She was never
intimidated by his size and saw him as the green gentle soul that he was.
She also helped me get my older TB gelding back into working shape. I
can't say enough about Kim; she has a great demeanor and a wonderful way of
explaining things so that even the greenest of riders can understand. She
has always been there to help me and give me advice. Even with me still
being up north in Maine and she being down south, she is always available to
help me through anything. She wasn't only my trainer, she became a great
Kelly H & Gaelic and Beane
"I began working with Kim around 2006 with a desire
to event but little experience jumping or doing
dressage work. Thanks to her dedication and focus on
instilling strong basics I have gone from trotting
cross rails to competing in USEA recognized Novice
events. In 2012 and 2013, my horse Jet and I,
qualified for the American Eventing Championships at
the Beginner Novice and Novice Levels. She has
been an invaluable mentor every step of the way from
the purchase of my first horse to guiding me through
my first three phase to teaching me the finer points
of stable management. Kim is an inspiring role
model and I cannot thank her enough for all she has
I can not express how grateful I am for having found Kim. I adopted a
lovely five year old gelding who needed a home. He had an accident when
first being backed and was a shy timid boy. I knew that I needed to have a
professional work with him in order to get him ready for a forever home.
Kim has exceeded my expectations at every step of the process.
Kim takes the time and has the ability to conceptualize the
horse's needs from many points of view: equine psychology,
nutrition, conditioning, and training. She combines her wisdom with
compassion and integrity and helps horse owners to be better horsemen not
simply riders. It has been a relief and a wonderful experience to watch
this horse blossom into a beautiful, well mannered , capable horse. I was
impressed with Kim's honesty and her attention to detail. She does not
skip any steps or take short cuts to build excellence in the horse and
rider. She has been a wonderful teacher to me as well and has taken the
time to answer all my questions and help with all aspects of caring for
and bring along this horse. If you are looking for excellence, honesty and
integrity in a equine trainer Kim is the person you want working with you.
I can not recommend her more strongly!
of my 34 years of life has been spent riding and working with horses, so
when I fell in love with a 6 month old Sport Horse prospect (a
Percheron/Arabian cross) I did not hesitate to make him mine. I soon
realized that despite my years of preparation for the moment I could take
a horse from the ground up, I was a little over my head. I searched for a
highly qualified trainer willing to travel and was thrilled to find
Kimberly, and she was local! Our initial meeting went very well, Kim came
to the facility where I
board and spent some time with my 2 year old gelding, her response to
meeting him was, "you have got your hands full with this one!"
She now understood why I called her. I was extremely impressed with how
she handled him, but when we started discussing her philosophies and
methods it became crystal clear that I had found my new trainer.
There are plenty of trainers in the horse world who would use their
impressive credentials as an excuse to charge enormous training fees, but
Kim keeps her fees reasonable so that anyone can afford to get the best
training possible. Her passion for good honest horsemanship sets her apart
from other trainers, she understands that every horse is different and
molds each training program to fit
the individual horse. After only 2 months of working with us the
transformation in my yearling has truly been unbelievable! He's gone from
being an unruly bully to a respectful young horse enjoying his program.
I cannot thank her enough for all the good she has done for us already,
Kimberly gives ME the guidance I need to provide my horse with guidance HE
needs. I look forward to a fun-filled future of eventing with my gelding
beneath me and Kim by my side."
was highly recommended to me by the barn manager at the facility I have
been boarding at. I had been out of the horse world for several
years, thinking I would never be lucky enough to own a horse again.
Low and behold, I was suddenly blessed with Jessie, a TB/Paint cross.
Here I was, starting all over, and needing everything from a lead rope to
a trainer. I wanted someone I could trust and rely on.
are no words to describe how much both Jessie and I have improved due to
Kim's dedication and unique method of teaching. We have been working
together for about 15 months. She takes everything into
consideration, the rider's current ability and passion. The horses
attitude and athletic ability. From there she put together a plan
that would work for Jessie and I. Custom to our needs and wants.
Every other trainer I have worked with seems to always get you some
improvement, and then all of a sudden goes back to basics. So you
and your horse never really advance. I was immediately
impressed with Kim during my first lesson. When she told me
"You will know everything I know", it was then that I knew I
was finally going to learn to ride properly.
is not "just a trainer", she cares about you and your horse.
She wants you and your horse to obtain the goals you have set, and
she will do whatever it takes to get you both there, safely,
professionally and still manages to keep it fun.
my horse Comet and I first started working with Kim we had no direction,
and I felt like we were never going to go anywhere.
Now I no longer feel frustrated after a ride.
riding with Kim for a year, I feel proud of Comet and myself after a ride.
We are a totally different pair today then we were a year ago: Cometís
trot is smoother, and he has started to relax his neck muscles and my
confidence as a rider has gone (way) up. She has taught me how to
effectively communicate with my horse and is helping us build a good
foundation so that we can do anything we want correctly.
look forward to my lessons every week.
Kim creates the perfect learning environment. She has a way of
empowering you to do your best, but at the same time she never makes you
feel wrong for making a mistake.
doesnít lie to you or make things seem easy.
She tells the truth, and if you listen to her, and work hard you
can get the horse you dreamed of, and become the rider your horse dreamed
approached Kim a year ago with a request to instruct our two daughters and
train their horses to become Eventers. Due to Kimís dedication, talent,
and professional approach we are about to see our girlís dream come
true. We could not be more pleased with our relationship.Ē
paid the greatest attention to detail. Her dedication and conviction
proved a great asset in finding the right home for our horse Chief.
Kimberly's performance was outstanding and I would highly recommend
Luck in the future Kim!
am very pleased that I found Kim to work with. I have two Arab
mares. My youngest mare was delivered to me from North Dakota.
I trained her myself and was very proud of this. However, I
realized that my young horse needed some fine tuning. I especially
did not want her to become a 'one woman horse' like my other one is.
So, of course, I had to face the prejudice some trainers/barns have
about the Arabian breed. I was able to locate multiple trainers who
would either take my young mare for 1-3 months to "finish her"
or I could drag my horse over to a stable 2-4x/week to have more lessons.
This was not what I wanted and the multiple offers were costly and time
consuming. In addition, I did not want my horse taken from her home and I
wanted her to be trained on her own turf. I also wanted her to be
trained with Kim on her while I rode my other mare because that was the
ultimate goal - for both mares to be ridden on the trails with my special
needs adult daughter and I riding together.
Well...we did it. I was completely comfortable with Kim from the day
I met her. She used her professional horse and people skill and
assessed our needs and met them seamlessly. Kim is who she is. She
is warm, friendly, open minded and doesn't have the "airs" some
horse folks seem to have.
I met many wonderful people through her and miss her dropping by for our
rides. I couldn't compliment her more!"
was referred to Kim 3.5 years ago by the NH Horse Council at
Equine Affaire. Since then, I've been at 3 different barns and
the best thing is that she has trained me at all 3 barns. Last
year, she helped me in buying my horse, Livita. the search was
long (7months) but well worth the wait. We looked at many horses
and there were many conformation or temperament issues I would've
completely overlooked if it weren't for her. Livita is
everything I could've ever hoped to find in a horse - talent plus excellent
disposition all wrapped into one. Beyond
helping me find Livita and providing lessons/training for these past
few years, she's also coached me at events... from dressage to
3phases. She is extremely supportive and helpful from the day
before the show to the schooling arena to being there at each phase
for pre/post comments. Every event I've competed in since being
in training with Kim I've felt completely prepared for. Prior to
my first 3phase, we trailered to Kingsbury Hill and schooled their x-country
course, for example.
also wanted to add that she doesn't push the rider or horse beyond
where it should be training. I've ridden several horses and each
horse has an individual training program designed for it based on its
needs. An example is my current horse Livita - she was completely out of
condition when I bought her and Kim had us work on a very slow
conditioning program to *correctly* build her muscles. This has
brought out an amazing dressage horse.
you very much for your patience and support, Kim.
horse and I had recieved instruction from Kim in dressage and eventing for
two and a half years. When I met Ace he was a very green, insecure 4 year
old who was being used for lessons and rented out to the public at a large
commercial stable. He had developed a severe spooking habit and could be
very disobedient and disrespectful. I cared about this horse and could see
the basic goodness in him, but I was not progressing in my riding with
him, and the situation was becoming dangerous for both of us. I moved him
to a private stable in my neighborhood and immediately called Kim. The
owner of the stable and I were very impressed with the first lesson. I
knew at once she was the teacher I was looking for. I am now able jump a
course of fences, negotiate a small cross country course, and enter
dressage competitions successfully. I am also able to ride on the many
trails near my house, with or without other horses, at all gaits. More
importantly, our relationship is now one of mutual respect, and is very
enjoyable. My confidence and riding ability have improved dramatically,
and I have received many compliments on Ace's ground manners. Kim is always continuing
her education with top riders, which she brings back to her students in
their lessons. Ace and I are very fortunate to have had her as our instructor!
met Kim quite a few years back and thought of her instantly when we needed
assistance with our recent addition - an off the track Thoroughbred. We
knew Kim specialized in OTTB's. We enjoyed every minute we
spent with her and appreciate everything she did for us and our
Thoroughbred. She encouraged rather than discouraged us when we
took on a rather difficult Morgan. She gave us hope when others told
us we should rid ourselves of her ASAP. We would definitely recommend
Kim to anyone needing a knowledgeable, disciplined, dedicated and
you Kim for all your help!
has been my instructor/trainer for all of the 5 years I have owned my
horse. She started as my daughter's instructor 2 years prior to me
acquiring my horse. Semper
Fi aka Rusty is a now 15 year old OTTB. He was on the track for 8 years
and then purchased as a jumper. He was not sound for this type of work
so Rusty and I were very lucky to have found each other.
to Kim, we have grown together and now have an unbelievable
partnership. We have worked hard in our discipline (Dressage) and
hopefully will be moving up to First Level this season. Kim makes me
work hard and I feel good about my accomplishments. I have become so
much more confident in my riding. Rusty and I would not be where we
are today if it had not been for Kim. I would recommend her as an
instructor for anyone who is serious about their riding and also for
anyone who has an OTTB. She is GREAT!