LINDA BLACK  -  Softer Side of Horsemanship

      Linda began her love affair with horses at the early age of 2.  She came from an old ranching family in Arizona who passed their love of good horses to her and she in turn shares that with her students.
      In 1976 Linda left the comforts of her home in Arizona to ride her horse with the Bicentennial Wagon Train from the Arizona/New Mexico line all the way to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The adventure was rich in horsemanship experience in a day-to-day practical way.
      Upon her return to south-eastern Arizona, Linda continued with her love of ranching, rodeo competition and studying refined horsemanship with legendary master horsemen.
Utilizing those learned skills and experience Linda and her mare, Indy Two Step,  won the Ranch Horse 2008 Open High Point Championship.
      Linda Black began the "Softer Side of Horsemanship" primarily to fill the unique needs of women riders.  The program is not just another how-to-ride-your-horse instruction session.  Softer Side was developed as a unique journey to help women enhance safety, understanding and respect in the relationship with their horse.
     Using a variety of riding and groundwork exercises, props & music, ladies will learn how to build their confidence and trust.  Riders of all disciplines are invited to join us for an enlightening and fun-filled program.
     Linda has been very successful with her Softer Side program and has taught all-ladies week-end clinics, weekly workshops and private lessons for over 18 years. Linda continues to provide instruction at her Arizona ranch in McNeal.