Horse training, teaching, problem solving, multiple disciplines/breeds, Selfseeds, and sales
Biomechanics, right action for the mind/body/spirit, core stabilization, balance, harmony, feel, timing, and wellness/awareness.
Dressage, jumping, trail riding, starting young horses, Selfseeds (www.Selfseeds.com), and personal care.
Creating harmony, integration, and peace of mind for your horse.
Gain understanding and insight for improving your biomechanics, timing and feel. The keys for successful partnering.
Personalized program for wellness/awareness. 11 selfseeds to select, plant, nurture, and grow. www.Selfseeds.com
Education: My respect for the importance of good basics and an interest in experiencing dressage in a "pure" environment led me to Portugal to study with Señor Luis Valenca, an experience which further ignited my enthusiasm to learn classical principles of training and riding. From the beginning, I have sought to work with, observe, and talk with inspiring masters from around the world out of a respect and passion for developing a humane methodology for training.
Teaching: "To teach is to learn twice." This philosophy summarizes my interactions with my students: as I impart theories and techniques to them, I too, learn from their reactions and results, While many of my students are dressage riders, I also work with riders from other disciplines of riding (jumping, distance riding, western, and so on) and use the classical principles as a basic framework for approaching all riding.
Riding: My search to improve my riding skills has always been motivated by a desire to refine my communication with the horse: to try and develop an unobtrusive seat while applying the aids with better timing and tact. The horse, in turn, develops balance, suppleness, and self carriage through three ways of education: lungeing, work in hand, and riding. Most importantly, I keep the horse's mental integrity foremost in all of my training.
Ballroom Dancing: The insight gained in partnering as a two-legged has provided remarkable insight into the physical, mental, and soulful levels of partnering--what is involved with leading and following. A true partner is both.
Meditation: Examining stillness, Self, humanity, and the spiritual path has changed my capacity to be thoughtful, present, insightful, patient, and compassionate for both the horse and the rider.
Selfseeds: A program for riders and non-riders who want to better understand and enhance the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of walking on the path of life.
As Iqbal says: 'I wandered in the pursuit of my own self; I was the traveler, and I am the destination.'
"Sue Eoff's horse training is of the highest ethical standards where the first regard is the mental and physical well being of the horse. Her ability to create an understanding within the horse to respond and happily carry themselves and the rider is second to none. This comes from a lifetime of studying horses and humans, how they function and how we can work together in clear harmony.
Building strength and confidence to carry and respond to a rider without physical or mental harm to themselves.
Sue’s love of riding both across country and in the meticulous detailed examination of training using the classical principles of dressage makes functional happy horses."
"I've known Sue for 40 years. She spent her life learning, while travelling all around the world. She always had questions, she had to find the answers before following her path. She always preferred helping horses to competing, even though she rides much better than many top riders. I feel extremely lucky to have her as a friend, and so I had the chance to see her work in our small country several times. She makes miracles to horses and riders in a few minutes, she helps people and horses get over their problems -- and all of it seems so easy!"
Dee Van Gilder
"Susan Eoff is the most talented trainer I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She has an uncanny feel for the horse and knows how to use that knowledge to help each individual horse find their full potential. She started two young stallions for me last summer and put a positive foundation on each of them. In addition, she started a gelding that sold after a month of training, rehabilitated a gelding who had some mind/body issues, and did a wonderful job with both. Please consider using her to find your horse's full potential."
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My Horse, My Heart, My Soul
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Where is the artful-heartfelt aspect in the modern equestrian world?
While collaborating with Nancy for the creation of Seeing Through the Eyes of the Horse, I was inspired to start a second book, My Horse, My Heart, My Soul.
For this book, I interviewed seven horse professionals who live or grew up in America and Europe. They shared their journeys from childhood through the professional years of experience, wisdom, and passion. Working from a heart and soul level, all are voices for the horse. After sitting with this collection of interviews, I was overwhelmed by the tapestry it wove in support of the artful heartfelt aspect of the modern equestrian world. Enthralling, and in some aspects familiar, each journey provides well-examined, modern insight into staying true to the heart and soul ’s depth of connection to the horse.
Among them are: 1) Master Luis Valenca, who shared stories and insights from his life, as well as two of his teachers, Master Don Jose Cunha Menezes (Baucherist) and Master Nuno Oliveira, 2) Rosalie Lewis, who had an unusual opportunity as a civilian to train with the Portuguese Military School in Mafra and studied with Master Nuno Oliveira, 3) Lena Wedenmark, who started her riding career in Sweden and later worked with Jonas and Anders Lindgren while living in the U.S., and 4) Elizabeth Johnson works, who works with horses on a mind, body, and soul level as an equine body worker. Her insight into the energetic subtleties and true nature of the horse is revealing and transformative for both humans and horses.
It was a privilege to be the interviewer and scribe for this timeless book.
Horse Training, Teaching, and Sales
*$60/ 1/2 hour
I prefer teaching individuals, so the most relevant, personalized, and detailed information is conveyed.
Groups and quadrilles may be arranged.
*Pricing appropriate for the region or country offered
No charge. Donation possible
$1,000/ month per horse
All training provided by me personally at a minimum of twenty training sessions per month. Lessons can be substituted for riding.
Generally involves training and a predetermined commission. Subject to individual arrangements. Advertisement, video, photography expenses are by arrangement.
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