Diane offers a variety of training; groundwork, riding, driving. She works with your horse to be balanced which frees up and allows the natural ability of any breed to expres itself. By understanding the mechanics of the horse we can work with the horse to athleticize him.

Diane approaches working with a horse from a holistic standpoint. She considers nutrition, health, equipment, feet, teeth and environment. Once evaluated, there are a variety of approaches available to choose from to help the horse.


At clinics Diane demonstrates riding from the inside to the outside for gaited or walk trot horses. She teaches you a new body awareness and comfort, empowering you to improve your horse’s movement while letting go of the compressive, energy draining techniques.

The elements Diane uses are evolved from TTEAM, Connected Riding, Centered Riding, Feldenkrais and other disiplines. Diane teaches through short lectures, balancing participants in the saddle, ground exercises and riding in small groups. 


Diane offers a unique opportunity to expand and sharpen your riding skills and knowledge of horses. Diane is a certified senior instructor with “Connected Riding®. She has the ability to analyze and quickly improve the riding style of her students by coaching them toward self carriage. Diane gives private lessons by the hour or per individual requests and needs.

In addition to traveling for lessons and clinics Diane also offers Individual, Introspective Learning Opportunities  at Back To Basics Equine Awareness   in Valley, WA.   Please contact Diane to set dates and to begin an individualized course of study and awareness to understand more of the WHY’S and HOW’s of the HORSE….what allow’s the horse to respond to the information we “think” we are giving.

Schedule a consultation, clinic, or lesson.

If you’re in the Spokane area Diane offers lessons at her farm in Valley or she can come to your barn. Diane also travels extensively for clinics and lessons. If you’d like more information about scheduling time with Diane please email us!