Allie Schmidt says that there has never been a time when she didn’t love horses, and the former competitive gymnast honed her riding skills by doing a bit of everything.

That should tell you a lot about who Allie is and how she approaches things. Her riding and coaching careers have been rising, which is all the more impressive when you hear her admit that dressage chose her and not the other way around.

Tracey talks with Allie about topics like self-awareness, confidence and independence, her history of working with difficult horses and what she does to take the pressure off and celebrate success.

You can find out more about Allie Schmidt and her coaching services by visiting her ⁠website⁠.

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