Hi! I'm Michelle Binder and I am happy to welcome you to Cheney Washington and the Relational Riding
Academy webpage. This site is designed to introduce you to the concepts and
ideas behind Relational Riding. At Relational Riding Academy you or your children can take horseback riding lessons, lease a horse or board your own horse. At RRA you can become involved in horse related activities of all kinds in the greater Spokane area. This site contains lots of information about the riding lesson and horse training program, what Relational Riding is and about the horses. Read the rehab stories on the pages behind the link "Horses". You can purchase lesson packages and register for summer programs online at the right and purchase the horse training DVD "any Horse, any Rider" and the riding instruction DVD "Understand Riding" too! Some of the proceeds from purchases you make here go towards the 501c3 equine rescue program HEART to help save and care for rescued horses that are starved, injured, or suffering from illness and disease. Please visit the RRA store and help us help the horses that come to us through HEART.
To register for a Western Dressage Clinic just click on the western dressage link below.
2016 Lesson Sessions start April 1, 2016 and continue through November 2016.
Lessons for adults and children
Lesson programs include English, Western, Jumping, Dressage and Western Dressage
Recommendations: "I am so very impressed with Michelle's knowledge and style of teaching. I have worked with and seen a lot of coaches and teachers over the years, but seldom have I seen a teacher with the passion she has and the ability to get the students to visualize and perform the skills she teaches them. She is the best teacher and Vinny along with the other students are very lucky to have her as their instructor." J.S., Spokane, WA
For information or to schedule lessons, contact us at 509.290.4301
Order RRA's professionally produced riding and horse training videos today!
We are pleased to have completed work on the new horse training DVD
"any Horse, any Rider" and on the Riding DVD "Understand Riding from the Ground Up". Please click on the DVD
cover picture on the right to watch the trailers for the videos as well
as the 16 minute bonus feature "Every Horse Is Worth It." This bonus feature
tells the stories of the RRA horses, rehabilitated at the farm and who starred in the DVD's. Also on
that page you can purchase this full length horse training DVD feature film found on the 2008 "Must
Have Gift Lists" in EQUUS, Horse and Rider, Practical Horseman and Dressage
Today. Please cruise around in the site and enjoy the pictures, slideshows and
videos located on all the pages you find in the horizontal navigation bar at
the top of this screen. We hope you are intrigued by the work you see and
that you contact us about lessons, clinics and seminars. Check out the Calendar to see where we'll be this spring.
Enjoy the site, the stories, pictures and videos that tell about the Relational Riding Academy.
2015 SPECIAL PRICING ON ALL TRAINING AND RIDING DVD'S!
Now purchase "any Horse, any Rider" for only $34.95 or both DVD's and the manual for only $54.95!
NEWS FLASH!!!!! We have completed the second horse training DVD: "Understand Riding: From the Ground Up" It is now available here and at local tack stores! 6-8 week delivery
This video was recently endorsed by Claus Bergener, German FEI Grand Prix Judge who says: "In this "Understand Riding" Michelle introduces students in a very sophisticated but plausible way into the Art of Dressage. Amazing what she shows and how she shows it!"
Exciting News Flash! "Relational Riding Video Education is very happy to be working with TheHorseStudio.com to bring you the horse training DVD "any Horse, any Rider." If you have questions about Dressage or basic equine biomechanics, this DVD will help you understand how every horse can benefit from fundamental dressage training. Plus... it makes understanding biomechanics easy! Designed to cross the boundaries between the disciplines and bridge the gaps between the breeds, "any Horse, any Rider" is a refreshing look at what brings horse people together... simply the love of horses! With this love in our hearts, we use the proceeds from the sale of this DVD to fund the Relational Riding Equine Rehabilitation Program. Each of the horses that appears in the DVD was rehabilitated in the program and prove that "Every Horse Is Worth It." Many thanks to TheHorseStudio.com for making this DVD available to horse lovers everywhere!"
The new DVD release "any Horse, any Rider" is getting great reviews and endorsements from riders, trainers, judges and magazine editors! Read the horszse training DVD review from the October Horse Previews Magazine!
A New Booklet is now available to accompany the DVD! 60 page manual designed to help you understand and use the DVD more effectively can be purchased in the RRA store.
Wonderful new items can be found in the RRA store! Remember, proceeds from purchases you make here go towards saving and caring for horses that are starved, injured, or suffering from illness and disease. Please visit the RRA store and help us help the horses that come to us. We are featuring original art by Joanne Mehl in a variety of mediums. You'll find posters suitable for framing, dressage notecards, ceramics and dinnerware, T-shirts, handmade polo bandages, and a new item, equestrian themed natural soaps will be coming soon. We have collected some unique and exciting art images available exclusively at RRA!
Purchase gift lessons or lesson packages conveniently with PayPal!
SPOKANE LESSON RATES:
2016 LESSON RATES:
10 LESSONS $400.00 when you purchase online!
Private lesson rates: 30 minutes $40.00
Lesson 45 minutes: $45.00*
Lesson 60 minutes: $55.00*
Lesson 1 hr group: $35.00*
*haul-in rate applies:$10.00
Beginner lesson packages: Ten 30 min. private or 60 min. group lessons Session Lesson rate $400.00
"Taking lessons with Michelle has been extremely fun, and I've had so many opportunities to learn new things. Plus I love spending time with the horses!" A.D.
"My daughter has gained so much confidence and so many skills since she began taking lessons at Relational Riding Academy. I am gaining many wonderful learning opportunities and I love interacting with the horses." D.D.
"Prepare to be impressed by this beautifully produced and incredibly accurate diagnosis of correct riding that benefits any horse and any rider. No matter what age or breed of horse, no matter which discipline across all the Western and all the English disciplines you favor, this is the way forward.
" We stock literally thousands of DVDs and books here at TheHorseStudio.com. While all the material is carefully selected and reviewed by The Horse Studio Team, there is sometimes a stand out training DVD of high quality content and production that warrants special mention. Michelle Binder's DVD is one of these. Add to this the proceeds from this DVD received by the Relational Riding Video Education program go to help rehabilitate horses and you have a super product that we are very proud to support," President, Paul Alvin-Smith, TheHorseStudio.com.
Proceeds from purchases you make here go towards saving and caring for horses that are starved, injured, or suffering from illness and disease. Please visit the RRA store and help us help the horses that come to us.
I created Relational Riding™ to:
Teach horse riding and training to horse lovers of all ages
Promote love of horses
Teach concepts and techniques that help develop relationships based on love, trust, and respect.
Teach riders, trainers and instructors the physical skills necessary for riding the horse "on the aids".
Expose participants to alternative healing modalities.
Give people a sense of their role and responsibility in:
maintaining the health and soundness of their horses,
healing the body, mind, and spirit of the damaged horse.
Inspire people to operate in their daily lives with patience, love, gentleness, kindness and respect toward all the people and animals around them every day.
Use horses as the access to changing and uplifting the consciousness of humanity.