"I have been more than happy with the work Mia has done for me as a trainer and caretaker for my horses and as an instructor for myself. It is difficult to express in a few short sentences my deep respect and admiration for Mia. First of all she takes excellent care of the horses. She kept my horses in excellent physical condition, and twice caught incipient colic events that were able to be averted with minimal intervention.
As far as training the horses in dressage her methods are based on the german training scale, very main stream and she incorporates natural horsemanship in ground work. Since most people get hurt with horses handling them on the ground, as opposed to when riding, I highly, highly value her methods. For jumping her training approach with the horses is methodical, consistent and not rushed. She is truly interested in the best long term outcome for the horse and handler and is able to meet the horses where they are while still challenging them. In addition, Mia is open to input from her clients and is an excellent instructor. I was not surprised to learn that she had a long history of teaching skiing, as her approach is very positive, non-threatening and fun. She is an excellent communicator and a detailed record keeper. I recommend Mia withouthesitation to those seeking a horse trainer, handler or riding coach. It has been my pleasure to get to know her and work with her and I hope the relationship continues for a long time."