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Centered Riding’s Vision StatementSally Swift's Centered Riding, benefitting people and horses worldwide since 1993.
Centered Riding's Mission StatementThe mission of Centered Riding Inc. is to carry on the philosophy, ideals and work of its founder, Sally Swift, to share Centered Riding with riders of all levels and disciplines, and to educate instructors in the use of Centered Riding. The CR Instructor Levels have been designed to set standards of knowledge and experience in horsemanship, bodywork and Centered Riding necessary to integrate Centered Riding into the teaching of horsemanship at various levels.
About Centered Riding
Centered Riding founder, Sally Swift, developed the principals of Centered Riding (Breathing, Soft Eyes, Centering, Building Blocks, and Grounding), using functional anatomy, imagery, horse and rider biomechanics, and elements from the martial arts as tools to improve the balance and effectiveness of the rider. Some would say she was ahead of her time.
Only currently certified Centered Riding Instructors may advertise that they teach Centered Riding. All instructors and clinicians currently certified to teach Centered Riding and give Centered Riding clinics are listed on this website. If you have a question as to whether an instructor or clinic is authorized by Centered Riding, please contact our office.