About Us

Our goal at Kadence Northwest first and foremost is to promote the enjoyment of the horse and human relationship.

In our eyes, there is nothing as fulfilling as the bond between horse and rider.  This relationship happens on the ground, it happens in the saddle, and it happens within your mind.  It cannot happen in an environment that contains fear, aggression, or impatience.  Understanding comes from both sides, and cannot be forced by either.

At Kadence Northwest we give our students the tools to communicate with the horse. You learn to evaluate your horse’s mood, to work with its personality, and to enjoy what each and every horse has to offer.  Understanding individual horses and their personalities, and being able to perform the “dance” that is riding comes from practice is the goal. We as instructors act as interpreters between you and the horse, and coach you in the sport of riding, to help you develop your own communication link.

As time goes on, and you perfect the “dance” that is riding, you may wish to perform. For this we established the Kadence Northwest Show Team.  It is a competitive show team, again based on the horse-rider link.  We stress sportsmanship, teamwork with the horses and other riders as well as personal excellence.  It exists with the understanding that real blue ribbons aren’t won in the show arena.  The real victories are won during hours of work and dedication.

The real blue ribbon is won the moment the bond is formed between horse and rider.

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