Riding On Purpose and Vicki Borrelli has moved its location from Colorado to Florida.
Specializing in educating riders and their horses proper biomechanics, kinematics and connection while riding or on the ground.
What separates Vicki from other trainer/instructors is her varied background from main ring showing Arabians and Morgans to Sporthorse, Open Dressage and Eventing, very successfully, with her group of amateur riders following suit.
In depth study with years of training and education in horse kinematics and proper biomechanics that she is willing to share and teach her students to make them their horses best advocate.
Focusing on the student learning how to educate their eye, and devise strategies to help them when they are schooling alone, whether they be riding, lunging or in hand work.
Lessons. Coaching. Evaluations. Rehab. Video analysis. In Search of Your Seat; Creating Better Balance Clinics. Happy to work with beginner to advanced horsemen to hone in their communication skills with their horses of any discipline.
Reiki energy work done for horse and/or rider to help with anxiety or other stumbling blocks faced in training or competitions.
My mentors and teachers:
Jean Luc Cornille, Science of Motion
James Shaw, Riding From Within
Kathleen Prasad, Animal Reiki Source
Anna Twinney, Reach Out to Horses
Janet Foy, 5* Olympic Dressage Judge
And most gratitude to ALL THE HORSES THAT I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO WORK WITH ON MY JOURNEY.
Whether you are just starting out with horses or a seasoned competitor, I offer:
Call or email today! I am looking forward to meeting you and helping your dreams come true!
Sharon Aaland, Calhan CO/Ocala FL:
I started working with Vicki Borrelli and Riding on Purpose the summer of 2016. From the beginning Vicki always had a great sense of humor that put me at ease. Maverick had fractured his pelvis as a 3 year old, after several years as a pasture decoration, the vet said it would not hurt to begin riding him again. Vicki introduced us to the Science of Motion, that helped Maverick learn to use himself better. Working steadily with Vicki , Maverick could walk with hardly any limp at all. While we were working with Maverick, Vicki was also working with me, building my confidence, and improving how I sat on Maverick. During the years we worked together, Maverick and I created a stronger bond and mutual respect for each other. I felt comfortable taking him out of the arena and on a few trail rides with friends. I even became confident enough to ride bareback again, something I hadn't done since I was a teenager. Vicki trained with knowledge, skill, and a great sense of humor. Although Maverick is still in Colorado and I have moved to Florida, I look forward to continuing my work with Vicki to help me maintain the skills she has taught me. In addition to that I am glad that I still have a horse friend nearby, when I start to missing my four-legged friends.
Lisa Robinson, Gilmanton NH/Ocala FL:
I knew Vicki in another life when we were both training Arabians in NH way long ago. We reconnected here in Ocala and caught up on our respective journeys into lifelong learning. During those years we explored many methods of empathetic interaction with horses, delved into dressage, the science of movement and soundness, compassionate training and more. I found Vicki to have incredible depth of knowledge, coupled with her innate ability to connect and teach softly and effectively. I was acquiring scores for my bronze medal this winter and Vicki came to my aid as groom and coach. She has a tremendous eye and can see the slightest asymmetry or imbalance. Her coaching was invaluable to prepare me before my tests and she also quietly coached along with video. Her lessons on body position and how the most subtle change can make a positive improvement in your communication are also enlightening. Vicki is an excellent instructor, coach, rider and trainer and I highly recommend her to you if you are truly interested in an honest assessment of your riding and are receptive to learning new things in new ways.
Martha Geisshuesler, Castle Rock CO:
Vicki Borelli is the best horse and rider trainer I have ever had. She taught me to ride the science of motion way on a barely started 4 year old and a more mature horse. We (my horses and I) loved the way she teaches and treated us. I drove about an hour each way for lessons and it was worth it. Vicki also trained and took care of my young horse for about a month and when I took her home she was a much better partner for me. What I also really appreciated during the time my baby was at her place were her almost daily updates including comments on her riding and progress. We miss Vicki but have started to do remote learning. I send her videos (Pivo) of my rides and send them to her with questions. She watches them and sends her comments back to me by email. Although in-person lessons provide more instant feedback, there is something very positive about getting a written feedback and watching the videos again afterwards. We love it and learn a lot. I can highly recommend Vicki Borelli. Not only is she one of a few knowledgeable science of motion trainers in the world, she’s also a very personable and professional trainer and consultant. Training with Vicki will be the best decision you’ve ever made.
Sarah Fowles, Port St Lucie, FL :
I have participated in numerous training sessions with Vicki. During our sessions, Vicki is dedicated to improvement through horse/human communication accomplished utilizing techniques which focus on alignment, form, balance and redirection. Our sessions have greatly helped both Jordan B and I improve in our lateral work, strength, footing and stability. In addition to her instruction in the arena, Vicki has integrated audiovisual equipment which have proven invaluable for review immediately after lessons and when practicing on my own. Highly recommended without reservation! .
Michelle Gutmann, Colorado Springs CO:
I took a Level 1 and Level 2 Animal Reiki Course with Vicki Borrelli in the fall of 2014, I found it very helpful and I have practiced with animals since learning it. It then occurred to me how I would love to take horseback riding lessons again with Vicki (I had not ridden or competed on horses for thirty something years). So I started riding lessons with Vicki on her lesson horse and continued to take lessons with her
until she moved, so for almost 7 years. Although, I still had muscle memory from riding so many years ago, dressage was completely new to me. She was great at explaining a concept in two or three different ways to help me comprehend it. If I was really lost at understanding it,
she would visually demonstrate it, which sometimes required getting up on the horse herself. She made sure that “you got it” in whatever method she needed to get it across to her rider. Vicki, herself was always learning from other professionals to improve her own riding and passing on that new knowledge to her own lesson riders. I often would tend to overarch my low back area, but I was able to correct that by the different cues she would give me. She was great at using various cues to help the rider get the entire line of the body correct on the horse.
Often, I would get too tense in my upper body and my shoulders would rise too high, by being told to spread my scapulas apart and down, I was easier on the horse’s mouth and able to reduce that tension.
If we attended the same clinic she was always open to answering my questions while trying to learn from watching/listening to the clinician teaching the student. She gave me many tools: such as always paying attention to where and how your sitz bones feel at all times in the saddle, where/how are you engaging in your inner thighs, the bodily sequence needed for a proper lead change, etc. I was always learning and always being giving new tools on how to improve my riding and she was always challenging me at an appropriate pace.