• Balance and straightness for all disciplines
  • Classical dressage
  • Using bio-mechanics to improve your performance
  • Structured exercises
  • Progressive learning
  • Rider fitness and position 
  • Creating healthy, strong equine athletes and calm, balanced riders.

Do you struggle with these common issues?

  • Your horse is heavy in the reins, curls behind the vertical, or hollows and comes above the bit, avoiding the connection;
  • Your horse leans on the forehand and rushes through your aids;
  • Your horse won’t go “on the bit” or you’re not sure what that feels like;
  • Your horse is crooked, and falls in or out on the circle and you’re not sure how to control the shoulders or the hind end to keep the horse straight;
  • You’re told to ride more and more forward but nothing gets better;
  • You don’t know what to do when you are practicing by yourself.

Would you like to try a different approach?

  • Learn how working through bio-mechanics can help fix these common issues and keep your horse fit and sound;
  • Achieve lightness and balance first, then add power and impulsion;
  • Learn exercises that you can easily do between lessons to make your practice rides effective;
  • Stiff vs. Hollow: learn how to ride both sides of your horse;
  • Find out how classical dressage principles can enhance any discipline.

Welcome to Effective Equestrian.  My program starts with the correct basics and builds on your skill and your horse's ability step by step, using classical principles and the latest in correct bio-mechanics.

Located in New Jersey.   Clinics everywhere.

Carole Curley

Jane Savoie Certified Dressage Instructor


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"Fabulous lesson today with Carole Curley. Just the right push and just the right walk breaks!" (Melissa)

 "This is what makes you an excellent teacher. You push when you need to and give solutions for issues that build confidence". (Kelli)

"There is no BS with you. You have the ability to zero in on the weakness, criticize without judgement and provide a very logical solution but still allow mistakes until the student understands how to execute. That builds self-esteem and forward progress. You are also the only trainer so far who is willing to allow 100 questions to help the student understand what is being asked and that for me is everything in dressage. Love you❤️" (Kris)

"Carole Curley rocks !!!!! And she is also a wonderful dressage judge !!!!" (Coeli)

BLOG: Stiff vs. Hollow
BLOG: The Stiff Side

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