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26771 Howard Chapel Dr
Damascus, MD, 20872


Rider Biomechanics coaching in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Greater DC region. Emily teaches on school horses in Damascus, MD and travels throughout the region to do clinics and give biomechanics talks. Learn how to sit well, how to have a truly independent seat, legs and hands, and eliminate conflicting signals which confuse the horse. A student of learning theory, Emily uses the most modern coaching techniques, including deep practice and positive reinforcement, which have been proven to be some of the most effective methods of coaching to date.

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What this Ride With Your Mind Coach thinks about before, during and after lessons. Learning theory, skill retention, attitudes within disciplines, horse behavior, horse training, biomechanics of the rider, biomechanics of the horse, horsemanship.


Heart of Riding is expanding, while saying goodbye to Great Strides

Emily Osborne

Great Strides has been sold! The last horses moved out yesterday, to lovely Harwood Farm in Woodbine. They seem happy and while it is bittersweet to say goodbye to Great Strides, I am excited about all the possibilities of the new places I’m going.

I will resume teaching on those school horses in a few weeks, but only for those who can’t come to my Frederick location easily. Harwood is gorgeous, but there is no indoor arena, so lessons there will be limited by the weather. I will be teaching there one day per week.

The rest of my lessons on school horses will be held at Topline Equestrian Center in Frederick, where there is not only an indoor but two outdoor arenas, one of which is an Olympic size dressage arena with not a single jump in it. I will be there 4 days per week.

I will also be continuing to travel to teach, in Spencerville, Damascus, and Ellicott City, with availability to travel to teach anywhere between Annapolis and Frederick.

Thanks all for your patience during these growing pains, I’m looking forward to more great learning and riding, one lesson at a time.

photo credit: Kasia B.

photo credit: Kasia B.