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Tara Nolan



Welcome! This website is dedicated to sharing my personal equestrian journey and aha moments, creating educational tools to help you improve more quickly knowing some key concepts sooner rather than later.


I specialize in adult women who are serious in their pursuit of horsey knowledge.  I help women and serious students to achieve and retain the relationships with their horses they desire.



Out of The Saddle: 9 Steps to Improve your Horseback Riding

Out of the Saddle: 9 Steps to Improve Your Riding is a guide and workbook that outlines a clear, step-by-step process to develop the mental foundation for riding. You will finish the book with a personalized blueprint to achieve your desired results and will now have new communication tools to talk with your instructors. You can take your blueprint plan to you local trainer and create an effective and clear joint plan of action in line with your riding goals—whether personal or competitive.


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I wrote Out of the Saddle: 9 Steps to Improve Your Horseback Riding out of a sincere desire to help people put their desires and dreams of riding into a manageable blueprint or plan. I wrote an instructive and thought-provoking manual and workbook to help you pull your desires from inside your head and heart, and then to and create some doable steps to start on the path to personal success. In addition to dreaming, we all like to be grounded in reality— to feel the pleasure of accomplishment. In writing Out of the Saddle: 9 Steps to Improve Your Horseback Riding I am sharing with you the clearest vision I have of the learning process. Of course, studying dressage and horses is a never-ending journey. As I learn more, this volume will be updated appropriately.  



Good Riding, 

Tara NolanTara and Ava, RMDS Championships 

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 "In her groundbreaking book Out of the Saddle: 9 Steps to Improve Your Horseback Riding, Air Force Reserve Lt Col Tara Nolan applies methods used to train military pilots with her holistic, no stone left unturned, journey to successfully ride FEI level dressage.   Want to fast-forward your mastery of the art of riding?  Delve deeply into this book."  Stephanie Boyles, Founder UnbridledRider.com


"As a DO I focus on treating the whole patient not just the symptoms or individual problems.  Tara Nolan does the same thing with this book by looking at the pursuit of excellence in riding as a whole person concept including mental and emotional practice in addition to physically riding."  Dr. Jeanne Wahl, DO WVSOM