“I have only been getting lessons from Nicole Brickner for a couple of months now and I can honestly say, it was a good decision to make. Nicole was able to evaluate my mare, and me as a rider, and start our lessons from there. I could tell the difference in my riding and confidence even after my first lesson. I have a bit of a health “hiccup” that prevents me from riding as much as I’d like, but Nicole is great in understanding that and working with me on this. Her quiet demeanor is what really stands out to me. She is good at explaining things so I can understand and she isn’t at all intimidating. If you have been thinking about getting lessons or have a horse that needs training or tweaking, contact Nicole. I promise you will be amazed at the outcome.” Lisa Krause
My daughter, Haley and her horse, Dyzni have been with Nicole since August of 2013. The transformation of horse and rider was immediately overwhelming.
Over the past 3 years, Nicole has become very much a part of our lives. She continuously is assessing what is best for horse and rider. Her continual guidance and ever watchful eye has been instrumental for Haley not only to improve her skills as a rider but in other aspects of handling her horse.
Nicole helped us through the emotional roller coaster of finding a loving home for our OTTB. This was a very emotional time for Haley and myself and Nicole was there to support and help us sort out the details.
Nicole is a professional trainer, however, she means more than that to us; she has become someone that we consider a friend.
She has given Haley much more than riding skills; she has also taught her life lessons that have carried over into other aspects of her life.
I highly recommend Nicole; if you are beginning your journey into the horse world or if you simply want to improve your skills and relationship with your horse.
Linda & Haley Graves
During Haley’s weekly riding lesson, Nicole is always enthusiastic and prepared for whatever mood our horse may be in. She listens to my daughter’s concerns and helps her work through the issue. Nicole is always assessing what is best for the horse and rider.
Nicole has completed assessments on both of our horses and provided a training program for the individual need of each horse. She not only worked with the horses, but involved Haley in the process which was so instrumental in Haley’s understanding and in building her self confidence.
This past year has been truly an amazing year for my daughter and her horses – they have come a long way in a short amount of time.
With Nicole’s training, not only have we been able to have two extremely successful show seasons, but because of her love and dedication she has also helped us achieve the ultimate goal of owning our first horse.
My daughter can be timid and suffers from high anxiety and Nicole has become such an amazing and important person in her life. Nicole knows exactly when to push and when to release and I don’t know what we would do with out her.
Her knowledge of horses is truly amazing. Her love and dedication to them is nothing less than perfection. It is with this attention to detail that she has helped us not only with riding, but with understanding the language of the horse both physically as well as emotionally.
Our family has learned more from Nicole in the last 4 years than any book or video could ever teach.
It is truly an honor to have her as a trainer as well as a mentor for my daughter and our family!Buffy Carroll