" I brought my horse to a reputable stable where he was deemed to be unsound. I was devastated by the news but not 100% in agreement. I was then put in touch w/ Stacia who agreed to take on Pocco for a few months. Through her guidance and determination, he learned to carry himself correctly and comfortably. He went on to receive high point awards through a local riding club. Stacia's talent proved the others wrong and by correcting Pocco's problem she revealed the wonderful horse within himself. " ~ Andrea and Grace Barstow
Stone Ridge Stables
After showing through third level, and training through more advanced level work, I have come to the understanding the limits that competition focused training has on the advancement of the horse's physical well being. Many horses, local through international levels, have short careers due to idiopathic pathologies that can be prevented through a more complete approach to riding and training. I have decided to dedicate all my time and finances toward my farm, its dedicated clients and advancing my knowledge of equine biomechanics. I am currently enrolled in the Science of Motion's In Hand Therapy Course to further my understanding of equine physiology. Applying those principles toward my training will prevent career ending soundness issues that effect so many horses at an early age. I also attend clinics with Jean Luc regularly when he visits Maine.
With a well rounded approach through in hand work, liberty and mounted work, based on the best scientific knowledge in equine physiology, I share my passion with clients of Stone Ridge Stables. I am available for lessons and training for farm clients for all disciplines with the focus on balancing the horse and rider. Contact me through this website or FB page for more information. Stacia Russell