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Learn how to ride natural, connected, bitless, balanced, and in total harmony with your horse!

Welcome to a compassionate and effective way to connect and communicate with

your horse while riding!

This course is for any equestrian who wants  to learn how to ride, start their young horse's foundation, improve their riding skills or refine their performance horse.

This course simplifies very complex and advanced riding techniques that all riders 

need to learn from the beginning, 

yet most never learn at all.

In addition, you will be learning without the use of pain, bits, force, fear, tension, excessive pressure, or stress.

About This Course

A connected and conscious approach to riding naturally, effortlessly
and in true harmony with your horse.

This masterclass riding course demystifies the complexities of learning the advanced mechanics of riding and breaks them down into an easy, step-by-step formula to follow.

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to ride bitless, balanced, and with confidence, this course is for you. 

It doesn’t matter what discipline you ride, there is so much to learn that can be applied
to any level rider and horse!

Over the years I’ve discovered what’s missing in today’s riding instruction and developed a course that will share all my knowledge and secrets to successful riding with you! 

You and your horse will be so connected you will read each other’s mind, follow each other’s movement, and take care of one another.

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mounting quiet, still and connected horse bitless and bareback
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Learn how to create a strong connection and effortless communication with your horse and feel safe and confident while you ride.

By combining the principles of the great masters of classical riding with the mind-body awareness of Tai Chi,

I have created a riding approach that teaches riding naturally, effortlessly, and in true balance and harmony.


No more kicking to go, pulling to whoa, yanking or feeling frustrated.


Time combined with correct education is what creates the foundation needed to ride, safely, naturally, and well. This course will teach you how, providing detailed and easy to follow step-by-step lessons, so you too can learn how to ride like a pro – effortlessly, naturally, balanced, and best of all, bareback and bitless.


Each lesson is carefully designed to assist in teaching you how to use your mind and your body to connect and clearly communicate your requests, eliminating the need to use excessive force, aids or excessive equipment for support and confidence.


Learning to ride bareback is the truest and most natural way to learn how to ride. This course is designed to teach you everything you need to know about riding with an independent, balanced, and centered seat.


Everything you learn in this course can be applied to riding in any saddle and in any discipline. While I recommend learning how to ride in a bareback pad, your confidence and safety come first so no worries if you or your horse are not ready.


Learning how to ride bitless is a must though and what's best for your horse. It's easier than you think when you have the right training to help you transition from bitted to bitless. This course covers it all and will help you every step of the way.


By applying the techniques provided in the lessons, you will learn the following:
  • How to ride well and with confidence; and

  • How to be the best rider for your horse; and

  • How to develop a happy and responsive riding partner in your horse.

safe bitless and bareback riding with multiple horses
collected canter bitless and bareback on ottb riding course
light hands riding, bitless, bareback with soft feel riding course

What's Included

Your Course Includes
  • 24/7 lifetime access

  • Over 50 hours of instructional video lessons covering every aspect of learning how to ride naturally, effortlessly and confidently;

  • 29 specific step-by-step, instructional lessons, beginning with connection, feel and timing, communication, suppling, impulsion, mind-body congruency, mounting to cantering to spooky horse behavior and emergency techniques; 

  • Expert instruction, layers of knowledge, skill building techniques and trouble-shooting strategies

  • 80-page tutorial, workbook & study guide 


Your Bonuses Include
  • How to Transition from Bitted to Bitless 

  • Saddle & Bareback Pad Fitting 

  • Riding as One™ 2-Day Clinic – unedited

  • Private Facebook Community 

One-Time Payment 




bitless, bareback and confident rider course

From Bitless & Balanced Riding Students

Thank you, Caroline, for taking the time to explain and simplify these very complicated riding principles. There is so much feel and timing in each video."

I love the way you break down very advanced maneuvers
and apply them with soft feel and light aids. These are
the holy grail of riding and how we learn to effectively, politely, and correctly connect and communicate with our horses.

- Emily Feeley
It took me 8 years to arrive at a level of riding with my horses you are teaching in one course."

It is so important and was never addressed to the level that you go into in your lessons. I have found the missing pieces thanks to your amazing knowledge, way of breaking things down and instruction.. Thank you for all you do for horses too. Your method is so kind and has made me a better partner and rider for my horse.
- Karen Day
Tao of Horsemanship’s Bitless & Balanced Rider Course is more of a Zen way of riding
(why Lovey falls sleep)."

Thinking about the horse and using less contraptions that are harmful to get a connection is absolutely the best way to learn how to ride right by the horse and as one. Thank you Caroline for creating this amazing riding course and showing me a harmonious way of being and riding with my horse.
- Cat
Horse in Pasture
connection and love of horses

About Your Instructor & the Method


Caroline Beste is an International Educator, Equine Advocate, Working Equitation Instructor, and Rehab and Riding Foundation Specialist. She is globally recognized for her holistic, natural, and classical approach to training for the whole horse and rider.

Caroline’s experience working with thousands of unhappy horses and riders motivated her in 2008 to create the first-of-its-kind holistic, and congruent horse-human connection training method called Tao of Horsemanship.

The Tao of Horsemanship is a heart-based, mind-body centered training system designed to develop you and your horse together, so you can be, move and Ride as One™ in true unity.

Ride as One™ teaches riders how to develop themselves so they can ride in complete heart-mind-body connection, congruence, and alignment with their horse. This is the way to all things possible with horses, producing happy, self-regulated, balanced, and deeply connected partnerships.

The success of the Tao of Horsemanship method lies in its complete and thorough training system. The education is comprehensive, and deeply layered, offering a step-by-step training curriculum that is holistically applied, natural to the horse, evidence based and classically principled. 

When woven together these teachings create the elements necessary to develop horses and people to their fullest potential, easily, naturally, and congruently from the inside out, ground to riding, start to finish, rehab to recovery, novice to pro.

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Holistic and Natural Horsemanship images for the Tao of Horsemanship Academy



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Holistic and Natural Horsemanship Training images for the Tao of Horsemanship Academy



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Looking for Something Else?

Caroline offers additional online courses that range from weekly training videos to her amazing horse-human developmental program that covers it all! Please click here for details.

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