Carla Bauchmueller has been passionate about horses since her childhood.
After earning a Masters degree in economics, she decided to follow her childhood dream of working with horses and riders professionally. She took a 2- year full-time training at the FS-Equestrian Center in Reken, Germany, an innovative equestrian center for exploring new ways of being with and riding horses. (Linda Tellington wrote her first book here).
In Reken, she got the chance to attend the first Centered Riding® Instructor clinic ever held in Europe, 29 years ago.
She understood that independent of the style of riding and the level of experience, better balance and feel and a clearer mind set makes a good rider, and that this is indeed teachable.
As a Centered Riding clinician and a yoga and meditation instructor, Carla teaches female riders 40+ to understand their bodies and their emotions (like fear and frustration and self-doubt) better and find a way to communicate much more quietly and subtly with their horses, in the saddle and on the ground.
It is through her own intuition that she finds what her students need, tailoring to their individual situations.
Carla is one of only 2 Centered Riding Clinicians in California and has been certified by Sally Swift since 1994. She is also accredited by the German National Federation for horse riding (FN – Federation National) and holds a trainer license level A (highest license level).
Carla currently offers clinics and distance learning courses, with clients in Europe and the US, working with owners who want to connect more deeply with their horses, in the saddle and on the ground.