Experiencing Union Through Horses.’

Equine:  ‘Ride consciously with grace, lightness and joy.’

Therapeutic:  ‘Live consciously with self-compassion, courage and surrender.’


A Mindful Approach to Riding Horses:

Based in Austin Texas, Katharine Turner Mays, provides kind, focused riding solutions for all riders from all riding genres, as a Dressage trainer, instructor, animal psychic, clinician and soul coach. “I am grateful to have started my equine journey at two years old.  Since then I have been lucky enough to learn from many humanitarian horse experts, animal conservationists and from the horses themselves. The sessions involve ways to nurture a gentle, joyful and productive relationship with your lesson horse and yourself, as you explore the finer points of Dressage and groundwork.

”Katharine applies the concept of a friendly, trust-based, two-way communication system to riding, Dressage, work-in-hand as well as groundwork such as halter-work and lungeing. Since her sobriety in 1989 Katharine has worked with recovering addicts and people healing from trauma, anxiety and depression.  She incorporates ‘transforming triggers’ and returning to stillness into each riding session.  This helps horses and riders to know a deeper, safer connection, positively affecting life, outside the barn.”

Sessions are 90 mins twice a month.  Monthly fee is $400.

Conscious Rider one to one sessions suit people who love horses, nature and riding.  Appreciating a mindful approach to all three. 

Conscious Rider facilities include a cool, shaded 100′ x  50′ covered arena.  Compost bathroom and a changing room.  Vibrant nature; 750 acres of shaded trails were we hone our riding skills and enjoy spontaneous adventure. 

We specialize in:

  • Dressage using the Baucher system from the classical school of de la Guérinière.
  • Natural Horsewo’manship including Mia Lykke Neilson, Parrelli, Sally Swift and Monty Roberts.

We have:

  • 8 miles of shady trails.
  • Covered Arena.

We cater for:

  • Beginner Riders 6 years and up.
  •  Intermediate Riders 11 years and up.
  •  All ages for Therapeutic Sessions.


Equine Assisted Integration:

E.A.I. combines: Horses as Healers, Transforming Triggers, Therapeutic Energy Sessions, Conscious Rider and Mindfulness:

. Self Compassion through horses as honest reflections.
. Trauma recovery for both horse and human.
. Psych-K
. E.F.T.
. How horses dissolve anger and fear and how you can do it.
. Meditations through connecting with the herd.
. Healing with the herd.
. Conflict resolution with the horses as our teachers.
. Stillness by embodying fear and surrendering it to the body.
. Integrating spiritual awakening.
. Recovery and grief.
. Recovering from addiction via the 12 steps.
. Unblocking energy releasing stress.
. Death and dying.
. Re-building confidence with horses.
. Psychic and intuitive awareness.

Training and Retreats:

Horses As Healers Weekend Retreat.

Silent Day Retreat.

Teacher Training Apprenticeship.

Horse Training.

Austin, Texas 78744.