It is not enough to know how to ride... 

 One must also know how to fall.

Riding School

Mary grew up riding at Foxfield Riding School in Westlake Village, California. After trying out several other sports, Mary was relieved to find her two left feet mattered very little when sitting atop a horse's back.  From the age of eight, Mary found her grace in the saddle and horses became a life-long passion.
The first 20 years of riding left Mary an accomplished equestrian, but the last two decades she has turned her focus from the competitive show ring to enjoying horses on a more recreational level.  Mary is the ideal riding instructor for those who wish to learn what it takes to care for a horse of their own.  Fitting for the Cornell School Ranch, Mary takes an
old school approach to horsemanship. Students are involved in all aspects of ranch life, from grooming to feeding and even mucking out stalls.  Mary treats her stable of six as an extension to her family, and aims to instill the same love of horses in others.

Mary maintains a small riding school, and is the creator of several original horsemanship programs. Mary takes on only a small number of students at a time. Please inquire for current availability.
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Equine Therapy

Combining her clinical psychology background with an innate understanding of horse behavior, Mary uses Equine Therapy to help individuals achieve therapeutic goals. She believes horses have a way of mirroring our own emotions, and the process of building a relationship with the animal can serve to improve the human relationships around us. Mary understands firsthand the power of healing that the unconditional love of an animal can provide.