I founded Horse By Horse LLC out of my commitment to the horse, education, and my belief in ongoing research.
It all started with being loaned a Neue Schule Verb bit for a pony that I was training. I thought I was a good and kind dressage trainer and rode pretty much everything in a double jointed loose ring snaffle. A friend loaned me a Neue Schule Verb and the mare I tried it on, came up in her shoulders, through her back, and was no longer fixated on her mouth. This started an in depth inquiry into how, why and what the company was up to.
After gaining a great insight into Neue Schule and their work, I started to work for the North American distributor of their bits, attending numerous trade shows, barn calls for fittings, and took advantage of the Neue Schule online academy. Following numerous barn calls for Hunter Jumper and Dressage trainers, I decided that the best way for me to spread the extensive knowledge of Neue Schule, was for me to hit the road and educate riders and trainers and continue my education.
I've always had the moto.."I'll only be able to train a certain number of horses in my lifetime, by founding Horse By Horse, this allows me to make a difference to a greater number of horses."
I feel that being an FEI rider/trainer, "L" graduate, and having a commitment to creating true partnerships with horses, lends to the success of my bit fitting clinics. I believe in Neue Schule's philosophy of always putting the horses comfort first. Their bits are ergonomically designed using the latest CAD technology and they are continually conducting research.
After fitting thousands of horses and having traveled the country, I had a strong desire to gain more extensive education, in order to continue to stay abreast of the latest research and knowledge of all aspects of bits and bit fitting. I therefore enrolled in a Lantra Certified Course in the UK and after 5 months was awarded Lantra Certification, becoming the only North American certified individual, and one of only 13 in the world.
Having gained certification, access to the latest research and my extensive experience with bit fitting, I became aware that bridle fit was a vital component to set horse and rider up for success. After seeing an extensive number of ill-fitting bridle brands, due to lack of thought in the design of the bridles (but with good marketing), it is only recently that I have felt comfortable in putting my name behind a select number of bridle brands.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in regards to Neue Schule bits, the bridle brands found on the Horse By Horse website, or if you would like to schedule an individual consult or bit clinic at your facility.
I strive to always share my in-depth knowledge of bits, bridles and the latest research with each rider with whom I connect, for the betterment of the horse. This is what you can always count on from me.
- Stephanie Brown-Beamer