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WELCOME TO EQUINE STUDIES INSTITUTE

THE FUN AND FASCINATION

OF LEARNING HOW TO WORK SUCCESSFULLY

WITH HORSES

Greetings! We're glad you've found our website. I am Dr. Deb Bennett, Ph.D., and I founded Equine Studies Institute in 1992. The Institute is a colloquium of my friends, colleagues, and students who share an attitude and approach to horsemanship. As you browse through this website, you will begin to discover that this attitude and approach differs radically from that of other schools.

This Website is not about merely “taking riding lessons”. It isn’t about “starting colts” and it isn’t about any form of competition -- although we certainly will assist you in starting your young horse -- or in finishing a horse to win, if competition ultimately turns out to be your interest. This website is full of thought-provoking information free for the taking. It's a place where you will be encouraged to pause and think. Your journey toward success will begin when you realize that you’re interested in horses in a way that goes above and beyond anything that the horse may be able to do for you.

Click on our “About” pages to find out more about the Institute and the different ways in which I may be able to assist your growth in horsemanship.