Annemieke Buis has over 15 years of experience in numerous English disciplines, specializing in dressage and eventing, but offers skills relevant to all disciplines. She taught a series of international Master Classes on dressage, horsemanship, and equine body work in both English and Spanish. She completed an internship in equine-therapy and trained rescue horses at a natural horsemanship farm near Mérida, México. She founded the riding school at Red-Wing Meadow Farm in Christiana, TN, where she taught horsemanship and riding lessons, directed summer camps, hosted dressage clinics, and trained horses. Now she is living in Central Kentucky, where she is growing her business as a freelance instructor and trainer. Annemieke Buis takes a holistic on horse training that focuses on meeting the physical and emotional needs of both horse and rider, to enable the mutual trust and respect necessary to meet training objectives. She combines techniques from several disciplines, especially natural horsemanship and classical dressage to allow the horse to thrive in mind and body, and develop communication to cue and accentuate these natural movements. In addition to offering lessons and training in the saddle, Annemieke always starts the lesson with fetching the horse, grooming, and tacking up (if applicable), because the ride does not exist in isolation, and even professional riders can unintentionally create tension and problems in themselves and their horses before the ride even begins. Training involves every moment spent with the horse. One of her strengths is working with anxious horses, in identifying the source of anxiety, validating it, and then resolving it using gentleness, mindfulness, and positive leadership. Annemieke also has abundant experience in hunter-jumpers and eventing, and can train in those disciplines as well, using the fundamentals of dressage as the foundation for over-fences work to ensure proper balance and communication. She also offers therapeutic horsemanship and horseback riding lessons, which are lessons that are adjusted to meet the needs of people with physical or mental health challenges or disabilities. As opposed to equine therapy, the goal is not therapeutic, and this is not therapy; however, learning to connect with and work with horses is naturally and scientifically shown to be therapeutic, and can be achievable for anyone! Annemieke is committed to providing accessible lessons to all levels in both English and Spanish, in person and virtually.