Laine Muir-French

My training philosophy is based on my life long affinity with horses. For as long as I can remember, I have been enamoured with their strength and beauty. As a trainer, through dressage, I get to develop horses athleticism, helping them to become stronger and even more beautiful.

I started riding at a Hunter/Jumper barn, as so many children do. After my first Thoroughbred passed away, I had to find a way to ride. I was a working student for a couple of H/J trainers in Monterey and Carmel Valley, before I found Dressage. When an opportunity presented itself to work for Lynn Roberts-Johnson at Pebble Beach Equestrian Center I jumped on board to expand my education. Lynn's partnership with her Grand Prix mare, Wacarra is what hooked me for the long run into Dressage.

Since then, I've grasped every learning opportunity I could to build my skills and experience training horses for classical dressage. Some of my influences include numerous FEI Trainers, Judges and International clinicians. I've also obtained my Equine Body Worker Certification. My expanded knowledge of equine anatomy, biomechanics, and body work sets me apart, and allows me to develop my horses to their highest potential, maintain their soundness and overall quality of life.

As a professional, the opportunities I've had to work with a variety of trainers and an array of different types of horses has given me the tools to be an effective rider and teacher. I am always working to gain more knowledge about the art of riding and training horses, as it takes a lifetime to be a master. I ride because I love horses, all horses.