At Pease Farm, students of all levels and abilities learn the art of horsemanship using the principles of Centered Riding®. Pioneered by Sally Swift (1913-2009) of Brattleboro, Centered Riding® uses body awareness, centering and imagery to create clearer communication between horse, rider and instructor. Using techniques such as centering, breathing, balance, soft eyes and grounding, riders are able to improve posture, align the body and quiet the mind to promote freedom of movement, confidence and harmony between horse and rider.

Pease Farm is also a PATH-certified member center which allows us to teach special needs students. This work is done at through our locally-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, Vermont Horse-Assisted Therapy (VHAT).

Our instructors include:

Sarah Seidman

  • Pease Farm owner and head instructor
  • Level 3 Centered Riding® instructor
  • PATH-certified instructor

Susan Mitchell

  • Pease Farm Barn Manager
  • Level 1 Centered Riding® instructor
  • PATH-certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL)

Carlos Reyes

  • hunter/jumper specialist
  • training in Centered Riding®

Becca Reggio

  • PATH-certified instructor
  • training in Centered Riding®

Pricing as follows:

  • private one-hour lessons $ 60
  • semi-private one-hour lessons $ 35
  • private half-hour lessons $ 30

Group lessons may also be available based on the interest and availability of other riders.