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Helping horses and riders use their bodies better through effective biomechanics.



Learn to influence your horse through the power of your body. Become stable, effective, and subtle.

Rider biomechanics training opens the door to the unconscious skills of elite riders and makes them accessible to the rest of us. It trains the rider to be aware of the inherent patterns of their body and provides the tools to change them to make profoundly influential connections with their horse. Rider biomechanics training improves communication between human and horse regardless of discipline.


Horses are subject to the laws of physics just like their human counterparts.

Straigtness training in hand, in long lines, and under saddle can correct the naturally occuring asymmetries of your horse to improve:

  • balance

  • relaxation

  • rythm

  • suppleness

  • collection

  • quality and symmetry of gaits

It can also help prevent:

  • soft tissue damage

  • arthritic changes

  • excessive wear and tear


  • In hand training for young horses

  • Development of green horses

  • Trailer loading

  • Behavior Issues

Rider Coach & Horse Trainer


Cerice Berndsen is second generation professional horsewoman, ​passionate about expanding and sharing both knowledge and skill. She is dedicated to horsemanship as a sport, art form, and way of life. Committed to understanding and supporting the ways both human and horse can truly work together, she helps her students to achieve partnership with their horses through focused, clear communication.

Cerice is a professional trainer and riding coach, versed in many disciplines, but focusing on human/horse dynamics and biomechanics. She is a student of rider biomechanics under Mary Wanless, the founder of the Ride With Your Mind approach, but is not yet accredited (working towards accreditation in 2018).

Studied under:​

Klaus Schoenich, Straightness/Equine biomechanics

Stephanie Mosely, Dressage/Rider biomechanics, USDF Bronze medalist, L Judge with destinction

Mary Wanless, Dressage/Rider biomechanics

Julio Mendoza, Dressage, FEI Gold Medalist


Western riding, youth-2007

Competitive Draft Horse Driving, singles and pairs; non-competitive 4 &6 horse hitch, 4 abreast. 1991-2001

Jumping 1994-2001

Volunteer, Special Olympics World Games, Old Lyme, CT 1995

Carriage horses/curator of historic carriage museum 2005-2012

Icelandic Horses 2008-2015

Dressage 1998- present

Biomechanics 2013- present

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"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle."

Winston Churchill

Wild Horses in Black & White


Want to learn more about how together, we can transform your horse and rider dynamics? Contact me today to schedule a session.

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