dawn bonin

Dawn Bonin



Dawn Bonin is a natural horsemanship trainer and recently achieved her dream of owning a farm. Having background in hunter/jumper, dressage, western pleasure and trail, led her to focus on natural horsemanship.   She finds a common ground to improve relationships and communication through intuition and understanding, using as little devices and pressure as possible. Her goal for every horse and rider is to improve their relationship to be able to ride bareback and bridless. Dawn has been teaching people and horses of all breeds and disciplines to improve their communication through natural horsemanship techniques, having great success with “problem” horses and training issues, for 15 years. Dawn has jumped on board with the fast growing sport of Versatility, because of its ability to encourage people and horses to reach beyond their comfort zones to improve your relationship and athletic ability, all while having fun. Because that is really what got us all started with horses in the first place, isn't it?  Dawn is available for lessons, training, clinics, and demos.

860-985-7611 (cell)



Kristine Mika



Kristine Mika is a natural horsemanship instructor emphasizing safety, groundwork, and balanced riding for beginning riders.
For the past seven years, natural horsemanship has been Kristine's focus. She has attended and participated in local and
national clinics, events, and workshops on natural horsemanship. Kristine has received certification by the
Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) in both english or western disciplines.


860-537-0884 (home)

860-798-7588 (cell)


  Kari VanOstrand



Kari is grateful to have thirty years of experience with horses.  At a young age Kari took interest in dressage and focused on it until she was a young adult and then pursued eventing for the next ten years.  She then became drawn to natural techniques with horses on the ground and under saddle.  That progression has led Kari to integrate her horse sense, intuition, experiences and education in dressage, eventing, and natural horsemanship techniques.  Kari is a certified Master Equine Manager, certified equine sports massage therapist, a certified Reiki practitioner for animals and humans, and holds a MA in education and teaching.  Kari has had the amazing opportunities of training with advanced level eventers, training with an Olympic event rider for three years, competing at USEA sanctioned events, and accumulating awards at the state, regional, and national level.  However, connecting to and working with horses in the most authentic and meaningful way is what is most important to her.  Kari’s respect, appreciation, and love of the horse along with providing people with positve experiences and skills to be the most effective, connected, and authentic horseperson drives Kari’s instruction and approach with horses.  Her goal is to create and maintain a safe, happy, mutually respectful, authentic, and fun relationship between horse and human.  Kari is available for groundwork lessons and riding lessons.