Libby is able to teach concepts that are abstract by breaking down each piece into small details. She has the concentration and dedication to ride each step with you until you achieve the desired result. The hour you spend with Libby in a lesson is far reaching. You absorb the experience of the lesson and then you keep working and tinkering with the ideas presented during your session. Once the horses have been exposed to this concept a few times, the horses begin to look for the communication between you. You can see your horse’s curiosity peak and they are willing to try more things under your leadership. This idea forms a true partnership with harmony. If you have a chance to ride with Libby, you don’t want to miss out. You will have the best new partner imaginable.
I have known Libby for some time now. Our friendship started at clinics over the years and I have seen her transform from a person searching for a better way to get along with horses, to a person who now has a lot to offer any person or horse. Her talents lie in her ability to transfer her knowledge to people and horses and the high moral and ethical standards she lives her life by.
For sixteen years Libby has inspired and encouraged me to make positive changes in my horsemanship. She’s helping me learn how to help my horses feel confident, calm and content.
Cumberland Foreside, Maine
The Libby Lyman clinic was fantastic and fun and I could not of asked for more. Great clinician, fun people, wonderful location, lovely B&B and lots of pearls for me and Abby to play with. Just got back from indoor 4 days later and even remembered most of what was put forth to me. Libby breaks everything down so it makes sense and why. Lots of bad habits to let go of but it will come
Libby Lyman is a wonderful teacher. She is patient in her explanations and adjusts her lessons to the level of the person and horse she is working with at that moment. I have watched her praise small changes in a new pupil, and push an experienced horse and rider to reach beyond their current level of expertise. She does it all with a sense of humor and creates a warm and friendly environment in her clinics, encouraging questions and dialog. Because she has a background in traditional english riding, she understands the years of experience and training many of us are seeking to evolve into this new way of being with our horses, and the struggles which sometimes come with “letting go” of old ways of thinking. During our lessons, Libby encourages me to reach deeper into myself and my horses, helping me break through barriers I have not even realized were there, while at the same time keeping me in a space where I feel safe stretching my skills physically, mentally, and emotionally. I am very grateful to have her as a teacher and a friend.