At Madrone Hill Ranch we focus on teaching, training horses and riders with a strong emphasis placed on the often overlooked "basics" of dressage, which are applicable to all horses and riders. Sonja Biada, 2010 Horse Trainer of the Year, starts & trains horses and teaches riders by using trust and respect as a tool to show the horse the right thing is easy, and the wrong thing is difficult; using techniques commonly known as natural horsemanship but referred to by Sonja as training through trust.
Good riding is good riding, it doesn't matter what kind of saddle you choose, or if you choose to go without a saddle at all. This is how Sonja trains all horses and teaches all riders, no matter what their discipline. See Menu to read more.