Kathy Mueller has more than 45 years’ experience instructing riders of all levels and interests. She has taught many different disciplines, and in the last few decades has specialized in dressage. She competed at the Prix St. Georges level with her Arabian stallion Perkee Rhoyal Gem.
In lessons, she helps human & equine students reach their goal of unity of horse & rider. “I strive for the understanding of how the horse moves,” she says. She respects and honors the uniqueness of each horse and rider. “I try to accommodate learning style of each person I’m working with,” she says, and she adds, “I believe each horse has something to teach us – we learn from the horses.”
As a trainer, her philosophy is to be for the horses, not against them. “It’s important for the horse to understand what is being requested. It has to be explained well. The horse needs a solid foundation of groundwork to build on for each new step,” she says.
Below are photos of Kathy on a few of her many talented horses.