Hollywood Horse Trainer Cari Swanson to visit Because of Horses May 10
May 10, 2019— Trainer to the stars Cari Swanson is an accomplished horsewoman known for providing horses and training to actors for dozens of notable films and television series. Some of the projects she’s worked on include Taking Woodstock, Winter’s Tale, Orange is the New Black and The Knick. Cari is sought out by top film, television and print media producers and directors to produce trained animals who can hit their mark.
From her base at Windrock Farm in Amenia, New York, Cari breeds, trains and sells horses for dressage, jumping, eventing and trail riding, and offers instruction to riders at all levels. Cari is known for her positive and creative teaching and training philosophies, the result of the study of multiple disciplines. She is a U.S. Dressage Federation silver medalist and “L” program graduate and eventing competitor through the preliminary level.
Cari’s goal in her training is to achieve harmony between horse and rider through compassion for the horse and understanding of their needs and problems. She believes in considering the mind, body and spirit of the horse in their training, and teaches riders to work with their heads as well as their seat, legs and hands. She bases her training in classical principles, with a special emphasis on the correct development of the rider’s seat and position.
Cari is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild and is the author of Whoa Means Whoa, as well as a contributor to the anthology, Animal Actors. She has taught many celebrities how to ride in preparation for their roles, including Jonathan Groff, Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell, Haley Bennett and Hilary Duff.
Because of Horses host Elise and Cari have a special connection; Cari trained Elise’s former stallion, Novelisto, to a starring role in Winter’s Tale.
About Because of Horses
Each week, Elise Gaston Chand hosts informative and entertaining conversations with, for and about horses, horse-people and the equestrian life. Because of Horses is the horse-lover’s podcast for listeners worldwide,sharing notable equestrians’ personal stories, challenges, triumphs and expert insights, as well as timely topics and exciting event informationfrom around the globe.
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