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Tao of Horsemanship

The Way to All Things Possible with Horses

2,500 years ago, Taoists were training horses in a natural way and encouraged simplicity in working with the intrinsic nature of the horse.

They believed that when we impose our will on the horse and without consideration for what is inherently best, we will damage its intrinsic character, its authenticity, its spirit.

​Welcome to the Tao of Horsemanship. A way of Being and working with the horse’s nature, needs and language.

The Tao of Horsemanship provides training for the whole horse and rider.

With a focus on a holistic approach to horsemanship, it combines science, classical training, and presence to achieve the relationship and ride of your dreams with horses.

Caroline Grounding Herself With Horses
Tao of Horsemanship. Method
Taoist Philosophy

Taoist Philosophy

Awaken. Transform. Empower. 

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. 

The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.
Engery Work With Horses
Riding Bitless Balenced and Bareback

Tao Training System

Training for the Whole Horse & Rider

Caroline has taught thousands of students how to achieve the relationship and ride of their dreams with their horse using her proven and universal training system, Mastery Relationship, Ground and Riding Foundation Program.

The Tao of Horsemanship training system is designed to teach you how to develop you and your horse together as one in heart-coherence, thought and movement.


This is achieved through a proven method and a comprehensive, step-by-step curriculum personally designed by Caroline, and her school masters. A training system that develops you and your horse together from the inside out, ground to riding, start to finish, rehab to recovery, beginner to pro, as far as you want to go!


Holistic Horsemanship

Path to Conscious Horsemanship

Holistic horsemanship is about the whole horse and rider, and considers the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual aspects of well-being, balance and happiness.

It is a kind and thoughtful approach to achieving wholeness, balance and harmony of the mind, body and spirit between both horse and rider. It is a
stress-free, pain-

free, path of least resistance, way of being and working with horses designed to develop you and your horse's potential - together.


Tao of Horsemanship offers a complete riding foundation curriculum, a step-by-step training system, that can teach you how to holistically develop the relationship and riding partnership of your dreams with horses.

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Sprituaity of Horsemanship

Science & Spirituality

The Way to Be and Work with Horses

There is nothing more magical or spiritually fulfilling for me than teaching my students how to ride as one with their horse – bitless, bridle less and bareback.


Their horse’s desire to be and work with them, grant them permission to ride and keep them safe is made possible through a deep and mutually fulfilling relationship that’s based on love, trust, respect, and consent.


Science and spirituality teach us how to help a horse regulate so they are open, trusting and confident learners. This process involves movement and energy which naturally regulates, relaxes, the horse's nervous system.


Learning how to help a horse regulate is imperative to helping a horse learn easily. When we engage and work with horses through relaxation, we are able to meet them where they need to be met so they feel safe, connected and confident. 

Spirituality of Horsemanship
Attunement & Intuition

Power of Energy

The Deepest Connection to Horses

Energy has the power to heal and it has the power to connect other beings together through heart-coherence and nervous system regulation.

Everything is made of energy. Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating, each one radiating its own unique energy signature.

This means our very essence, and every living thing is vibrating with energy, especially our horses. They are masters at sensory awareness and processing what they see, feel, hear and smell through their nervous system. 

Interacting and working with horses means our energies are either connecting, being absorbed or bouncing off of one another.


If we want to align ourselves with our horses so we are in harmony, we need to learn how to connect our energies together - in heart, mind and movement.

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Caroline and Her Horse Smokey

Caroline Beste

Educator, Teacher & Equine Advocate

Caroline Beste is an international clinician, Working Equitation Instructor, relationship, rehab and riding foundation specialist. 

Caroline is globally recognized for her holistic approach, cutting edge science and classical training for the whole horse and rider.


For over two decades, she has brought her highly successful methods to thousands of horses and people from varying disciplines and backgrounds, helping them develop the relationship and riding partnership of their dreams with horses.

Through Caroline's signature and proven training system, you will learn how to become the partner and rider your horse wants to be with and take care of! 

Caroline Beste

Meet the Herd

The Teachers

Legend’s Legacy

I'll remember that moment the rest of my life. If you never believed in reincarnation, you would after you witnessed what me, my mom and dad witnessed together the day Legend took Brandy’s last breath.


Click here for Brandy’s story.

Caroline and Her Her of Horses
Meet the Herd
Tao of Horsemanship Student and Horse

Student Success Stories

When Experience Exceeds Expectations

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear.”

Teachers appear in many forms. They can be people, animals, experiences, situations, circumstances, and subtle moments.


Click here to read about the magic Caroline’s students have experienced, and achieved, during their learning journey with their horses.
Student Stories
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