Kip’s work is otherworldly in its beauty!! Love it! K.A.S.

Your content is unique and so so rich. I love the historic perspective that encompasses Europe but also the western tradition. C.L.

Wonderful, beautifully written and I love the overall understated elegance of the web site. T.K.M.

There is such a plethora of information out there and you are great at sifting the wheat from the chaff. I can always count on your posts being worth my time to read. Thank you! T.A.C.

I always love your design. The way you use art to contribute to a theme is lovely. C.J.C.


This website is for The Inspired Rider. As a person whose lifelong passion has been horses and learning more and more about them, my vision is to pass along a newly appreciative gaze into the eyes of Equus.

Here I hope to build an exciting equestrian cultural community that crosses all disciplines. The subjects range widely from pieces on training methodology by today’s classical masters, to interviews, to content about the horse in art, history, tradition, myth and legend.

We’ll be creating an ever-building resource of articles, blog posts, guest posts, interview podcasts, videos…compelling, unique and unexpected resources to create not only interest, but hopefully a sense of wonder.

About me…

Lifelong horsewoman, equestrian journalist with over 100 published articles, former editor of an equestrian magazine, co-author of a bestselling book about training horses in-hand, equestrian publisher and philosopher. My equine muse of the past 16 years is my Andalusian heart-stealer, Valentín.

The horse is not the way out, it is the way in. 

~ Joseph Berto