Christine Amber

Masters Degree in Psychology & Certifications in Instruction, Horsemanship and Safety

To schedule time to speak with Christine, please select Contact from the main menu or call 408 888 8703

Horse Safety

is key to having fun with horses.

Horses do not know how big and strong that they are, add to this the fact that they are prey animals by nature and this makes horses inherently dangerous! Not because they are normally mean but because they are normally more sensitive and skittish than humans. They communicate with their bodies as sign language not with words or logic.

Horse Training

is a process that should bring out the best in any horse.

At EquestrianTraining, Christine Amber uses an eclectic approach, based in natural horsemanship and uses cross training-- borrowing from all methods-- to build foundation skills for all riding disciplines. We work on developing and maintaining good ground manners, bending, softness, flexibility and obedience for English and Western riding, jumping, or trail work,

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Riding Club

it's all about horses and caring for them while having fun

Riding Club is a life style. It is more than just a trot around the arena, it is all kinds of riding in all kinds of places while being safe and becoming a stronger rider and having fun. Did i say? Having Fun! This is some of my fun with husband, Brian at a hunter pace!

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Learning to Ride!

In Gilroy, California

Lessons or learning? No Matter what you call it, however you ride--Western -English-- it is all about BALANCE. In any type saddle, if you can easily stand up in the stirrup with a slightly bent knee and then hold this position while the horse moves forward or sideways; you will have the best chance of staying on. Why? Because you will be in BALANCE relative to the earth, TERRA FIRMA. The horse is always in balance with the earth, even when he is bucking. If you are balanced, and off of his back, that is not SITTING back on your pockets or not in contact with his back, he will move underneath you. You need to develop adequate strength to move quickly between sitting in balance and standing in balance to safely walk, trot , canter gallop, jump, ride a spin or rollback. Finding your balance, then strength building will keep you about as SAFE as you can be. ...This picture is Pickle, my OTTB, at Henry Coe State Park, Hunting Hollow.

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More than winning,

EquestrianTraining is our lifestyle.

It is safety, exercise, animal health care and a concern for the environment. The Orientation Tour is all about horses, what they eat, how they live, why they flinch, when they sleep, who they follow. Contact Christine Amber to schedule an Orientation to begin learning about EquestrianTraining.

What helmet do i wear most!

The Devon Aire Matrix is a very safe helmet having been tested and designed for deflection. Riders generally do not fall upside-down but rather at an angle. The Matrix has patented technology to deflect this exact type of impact, from an angle. It passes all the tests of falling upside-down...

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Equestrian is a natural-style, friendly horse training barn and riding club in Gilroy, Ca. (South San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley) where owner/trainer Christine Amber trains horses and riders, as well she specializes in horse safety equipment like the Hit-Air Riding vest. is horse-safety, teaching about, caring for, riding , keeping and owning horses as well as developing safe, strong, and sensible riding skills.

Christine has served as an Expert Witness and Consultant. Her main expertise and interests are in the following areas:

  •  Equestrian Safety Research, Products and Procedures
  • The Nature of Horses and Horse Behavior
  • Natural and Classical Horsemanship– Differences and Commonalities
  • Practical Barn Design
  • Horses and Ecology
  • Stable Management
  • Riding Programs and Curriculum
  • Accident Reconstruction and Prevention

You can take private riding lessons in English or Western Riding. Christine Amber’s EquestrianTraining emphasizes horses-as-a-lifestyle that encompasses safety, exercise, recreation, ecology, fun and a significant time commitment of riding three days a week.   EquestrianTraining’s horse training focuses on foundations that develop safety, relationship, willingness, obedience and balance in an athletic horse.

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