Saddle Checks & support for people who previously bought BALANCE saddles
Lecture-Demos, Workshop and Clinics
Follow-up support using video calls
Other Services Offered
Private lessons and clinics regarding a mindful and respectful approach to horse training and riding
between Piemonte (Province of Torino) and Emilia-Romagna (Province of Parma)
and I am happy to travel through the North and Centre of Italy.
I can travel to other EU countries when the demand makes the trip possible. Please contact me to discuss this.
History with BALANCE
discovered the BALANCE Saddling Systemin 2015 thanks to my Swiss mentor Michael
Wanzenried. I started riding in my own BALANCE saddle in 2016, and in 2017 I met
Birgitta Bergsten, BALANCE Senior Consultant, in Switzerland. In the following
years I was able to follow her during consultation sessions and clinics, in
Switzerland and Italy.
After one-year of training with Birgitta Bergsten and Lesley Taylor-Brett, in 2022, I became registered BALANCE Saddling Consultant. The principles of Functional Saddling, Training and Riding promoted by the BALANCE System were extremely valuable in my work as horse trainer and horsemanship instructor. These principles have helped me develop a more respectful approach to horses.
about horses since childhood, I took riding lessons and rode only occasionally
until after completing my studies (a degree in Biology and Animal Behaviour and
a PhD in Animal Genetics).
adult, I approached horses and riding again, focusing on learning about
horsemanship, horse behaviour and communication.
2016, I decided to quit my job as a researcher and start to work with horses
professionally. I spent two years in Jura, Switzerland, as trainee of Michael
Wanzenried, learning about colt starting, horse training/management and riding.
2018, I work as a horse trainer and instructor in Piemonte (Italy) and North of
horses and support students and professionals, promoting an approach focused on
horse-human dialogue, understanding and communication.
extensive time learning about the Functional Riding principles and equine
biomechanics with Birgitta Bergsten and with the support of Michael Wanzenried,
in order to promote a way of riding that supports the mental and physical well-being
of the horse.
Being able to move in a powerful, balanced and engaged way, without restriction or discomfort, is every horse’s birth-right and essential in order for him to be able to carry the unnatural weight of a rider, without doing harm to himself.