Welcome to Wild About Horses Equestrian Center!
IEA Team 2018-20
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Wild About Horses Equestrian Center was established in 1998 by Pam Bowen. My goal is to teach the fundamentals of a balanced rider, Horsemanship, Partnership on the ground, Kindness and Respect for our horses.
We recently celebrated 22 years of teaching in the Lafayette area! We are proud of the riders that have actively continued on with their riding and will always enjoy the students that enjoyed riding just for the experience.
My passion is teaching through natural aids, of seat and legs to drive and and hands to guide. Soft feel is our goal and main component of the union between horse and rider.
My passion has lead me down several roads, all allow my diverse background and experience.
My first lessons as a new rider were highly influenced by Dressage for the Western rider with Lynn Palm training. It has always been my style of teaching. I have been blessed to work under Clinton Anderson and John Lyon's many moon's ago, Ed Dabney, and many Indiana clinicians with great expertise.
As I continue in my journey I am focused on Cowboy Dressage. I have been blessed to ride under Eitan Beth Halacmey, Sheryl Strathman and mentor under Martina Bone.
The philosophy of Cowboy Dressage is import to me as it is a very natural for me to continue my journey!
22 years Teaching Western and English
22 years of hosting Summer Camp programs
19 years of participating in a 4-H program with multiple level participating students. English, Western, Ranch and Contesting.
7 years of hosting "Special needs" lesson through local schools.
6 years of Coaching the Purdue Western Equestrian Team ISHA
2nd year of Coaching an IEA Team
4 years of Teaching Cowboy Dressage and hosting Clinics.
Raised in Massachusetts, I attend college in FL and resided there for 13 years.
I have been in Indiana for 23 years. I have raised to 2 awesome sons, that are grown. I have an incredible husband, and we were married in 2019...also a horse enthusiast! LUCKY ME! I love Boston Terriers and have 2, BB and Clyde.
I spend my spare time riding and training and schooling my lesson horses, I have 13...and I love to participate in clinics and LOVE Trail riding and meeting new friends to ride with! I love Christian music and believe I am a child of God!